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Your Final Words. What Would They Be?

The other night I watched a movie where a plane went down and in the debris was found a note written by a father who wanted his child to know his final feelings. A reporter discovered it and made it her mission to find the child and deliver the note so the child could have closure. It was a very touching story. The subject got me thinking though. I wondered, “What would I say if I knew I only had three more minutes to live and could write a note to each of my loved ones?” Of course “I love you” would be a part of it but they do know that I love them. I pondered this for awhile. I wanted it to be profound, you know, something they would always remember. It was harder than I thought because three minutes is not a long time to say something profound. There seemed so much I would want to say aside from I loved them. I would want to leave my children good advice, my …

What if the Whole Body of Christ Lovingly Prayed for One Another?

When I close my eyes and think of the church, not the organization, but the whole Body of Christ, I see a huge family that God had put together. We are meant to be family; a global one. God tells us that we are one faith, one baptism, and one body. Jesus even prayed we would be “as one” just like He is with the Father. The Trinity is an amazing mystery. It is three persons in one, meaning the godhead operates in one accord and in unity with itself. There is nothing that is done that is not in agreement between the three persons of God; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is one in purpose, one in faith, one in truth, and one in love. This is how Jesus envisioned the church. He sees us as one Body, with one vision, one purpose, one in faith, one in truth, and one in love. Can you imagine if the whole Body of Christ prayed together in one accord, …

When Will the WHOLE Body of Christ Love One Another? I Wonder?

John 13:34  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” I remember the first time as a little girl falling in love with the portrayal of love within Jesus. I really think He became my super hero. When it came to Jesus, all I could think about was how I wanted to be like Him. I know, over the years, I have fallen short of that. The main thing is I keep on going and so should you! With all of the difficult things that are going on in the world, I question what Jesus thinks when He looks at His Bride in strife. Oh, I know He loves us, that is for sure!  What I mean, is I wonder, if He ever weeps over our lack of love and compassion between one another when we disagree. He gave us guidelines to live and love by. Those things are clear. I often wonder why we don’t all try a bit harder to obey …

When We Love Others It Should Open Their Hearts Not Close Them

Not long ago I had a deep prayerful conversation with someone who has deeply touched my life. I think this person by far has been the strongest and yet most humbled I have known. We talked about who deserves Christ, the love of God, and how the Body of Christ is supposed to be “as one” just as Jesus is one with our Holy Father. There is no doubt we have a dysfunctional family but we are family none the less. Yet Jesus prayed we be one. The oneness Jesus spoke of is not just one church body within an organization but through the whole Body of Christ. Yes, we fall short of that for sure. If we are ever supposed to achieve what Jesus asked for then we have to let down our guard, open our hearts, and allow bridges to be rebuilt where they have been torn down. We will never do this if we treat one another as an inconvenience. Bottom line, lack of forgiveness is at the root of our demise. …

Dealing With the “Lack of Maturity” Type Person

Psychologists tell us about the type A, type B person or personality. I tend to agree that there are people who are either on one side of the spectrum or the other. We don’t always hear about what I call “the lack of maturity” type person. This is putting aside that all of us have those moments of acting out and not being as “grown up” as we should. Yet, there are those who tend to exude that lack of mature reasoning and almost seem stuck in a childhood type of mentality. I remember when my kids were growing up, there was the bully on the playground who always had to somehow “kick someone’s behind”,  ah hem, putting it in a more mild form. Even as I was growing up I could never understand that mentality. More surprising there are adults who never got past that mentality and draw that type of drama into others lives like a boat anchor that sinks just about everyone around them. Lately, and actually over the last several years, …

When Disaster Hits- State of Texas Prayer Director Message

Several days ago the State of Texas, the nation, and the world, watched as a category 4 hurricane not only hit southern Texas but lingered over several areas for many days. The rain is not over and the destruction continues. This disaster is one which, not only the state, but our great nation has not seen in this magnitude in a very long time. We will also remember this time in history for a very long time. As our hearts grieve, our spirits pray, and we watch the events unfold, I want to encourage everyone that God is on the throne and that the light of Jesus Christ will shine through as faithful as He always has! Here is a message I created as the State of Texas Director for the United States National Prayer Council. We all so appreciate your prayers, your compassion, and your giving! God bless you! Pastor Jenine Marie Howry  

Power Prayers

Looking back I think the most wonderful thing I have ever experienced has had to be powerful prayer with those who share the same faith. Power prayers give a lot of hope, and draw us near to Holy Spirit and Jesus! I always had been in awe of those who could just start praying and Holy Spirit would take over. The prayers became intense, touching, fulfilling, life changing, and often prophesy. Our prayer lives can actually help drive our lives. The right prayers can feed Godly intent and information into our minds, touch our hearts, and set us into the right direction. Power prayers can drive out the enemy and cut us loose from bondage, remove the wrong people from our lives, and set us free in ways nothing else can. Jesus is a powerful prayer partner and His promise is to be in our midst whenever we join together to pray! I have began a stream of power prayers and one of the first ones is posted onto my website. I hope you will …