New Levels of Prayer and Intimacy With God (Part One)

I am learning that I will never know the depths and the immense love, power, wisdom, and understanding of God. His ways and His thoughts far surpass, my limited human mental comprehension.  Words have yet to be created or spoken that can attempt to express the magnitude of how great and magnificent God truly is.  He by the words of His mouth, created all that ever was or ever will be. He is the one who place the stars in the sky.  He, God, not man, is the reason that even though the earth is spinning around its orbit, we the inhabitants of earth are not even aware that we are residing on a spinning planet.  God the great Creator, created us. He created us out of His love.  Contrary to popular belief, we humans are not God and we will never be God. Only God can create something from nothing.  I know popular new age ideologies, lie to us and tells us that we are gods. My response to that is, if you believe you are a god, show me the worlds that you created from nothing? I know I haven’t even create a simple rock, from nothing.  If I can’t even create an ant from nothing, how can I logically even consider, or even entertain the notion that I am a God.  Create a sun from nothing, until you can do  that, you are not God, so please sit down and shut up.

This is the foundation of developing an effective prayer life.  Prayer is surrendering your complete self to God.  Prayer is you saying not my will be done, but your will be done.  Prayer is you recognizing God, and being in amazement, that the creator of all things is asking you to commune with Him.  God is pursuing you, like He pursued Adam in the Garden of Eden.

I must admit in the beginning of my walk with God, I treated God as if He was my own personal Santa Claus.  I was sitting on the lap of God, reading off my Christmas lists of things I desired.  And of course God is not Santa, so much of those requests where answered, but the answer was NO.  Thankfully, all the prayers that got answered with a no, caused me to dig deeper. My prayers  changed from a Christmas wish list mailed to the North Pole, to me seeking God. Once that shift took place, from seeking things to seeking God, that’s when I got to a new level of prayer.  The more I sought after God, the more the desire for carnality left. I began to fall in love with just being in God’s presence.  It was like God whispered in my spirit,  “baby girl you have finally matured to a level where I can finally begin showing you Who I AM, and Who You Are in Me”.

To be continued…

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Wednesday’s Night Bible Study

The next two weeks,Wednesday’s Night Bible Studies are cancelled, April 27, 2016 and May 4, 2016, respectively. Hopefully, Wednesday’s Night Bible Study, will resume May 11, 2016.

Cancellation of the Brotherhood’s Fun Day

Due to the unfortunate recent passing of our beloved church members, the Brotherhood’s sponsored fun day and picnic scheduled for this Saturday April 23, 2016 has been cancelled.  We will keep you posted on the rescheduled date.

Mr. Damos Daniels’ Funeral

Mr. Damos Daniels’ funeral is set for April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., and will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.  The repast will follow immediately after the service.  Pastor David Daniels is requesting that all members who are willing and able to, provide as covered dish.

Mrs. Ada Jones’ Funeral

Mrs. Ada Jones’ funeral will be held at Cook and Galloway Funeral Home, Thursday April 21, 2016, at 11 a.m.  The repast will immediately followed the service, and will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor David Daniels is requesting that all members who are willing and able to provide a covered dish.

Will the Real Gospel of Jesus, Please Stand Up

In the book of Matthew 24:14, Jesu says, “And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a  testimony to all the nations and then the end will come.” For the last 20 years the church has exploded in ways that the saints of old would never have imagine.  Church can now to be found in your pocket, via your smart phones.  How cool is that? There are now whole networks that shows nothing but church around the world all day everyday.

So with the explosion of Churchism, why has the end not yet come?  Could it be that we are spending a lot of time and money sitting in pews, getting our ears tickled, while listening to someone who is teaching us everything but the gospel. If we can go to church every Sunday and never feel convicted, are we really being taught the gospel truth? I have been going to church all my life, and for the last 10 years, I have been witnessing an alarming trend of preachers and teachers, who teach about fruit to people who have no roots.  We all want the gifts of the spirit, but we don’t want the suffering that comes first. The word of God is supposed to be sharper than a two edge sword.  So if you are sitting listening to someone talk for hours every Sunday, and you are still comfortable in your mess, what are you being taught? I can assure you, you are not hearing the word of God. We will never be without sin, but there should be evidence of growth. There should be something that you use to do that you no longer do!

May 1, 2016

The first Sunday in May, Pastor David Daniels will be preaching at St. Paul, at 2 p.m. All are invited to attend.  St Paul is located in Foxworth MS, on Old Hwy 35.

You are in a Race

An excerpt of one Pastor Daniels’ recent sermons is now available to listen to on the Church’s YouTube page.  To purchase this sermon in its entirety please email us: friendshipmbchurch141@gmail.com.

 

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Living Life Dangerously

An excerpt of Pastor David Daniel’s recent sermon, “Living Life Dangerously,” is now available to listen to on the Church’s YouTube channel.  To purchase this sermon in its entirety please email us at friendshipmbchurch141@gmail.com.

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