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The Inspirational Life, Issue #002
July 17, 2014
The Inspirational Life
Welcome to the Inspirational-Prayers Newsletter
The Inspirational Life.
This edition contains:
INFORMATION about the Upcoming July 29 Telephone Seminar
WHAT’S NEW on Inspirational Prayers
CELEBRATING a one - year anniversary
ARTICLE: Tips on Hearing from God when making decisions
HELPING TO SPREAD THE WORD
PRAYER FOR YOU
Upcoming Money SeminarWe are presenting our first Financial Seminar.
You may have noticed that we have several pages on this site about Money Management. Jesus spoke on that topic a lot, and we realize that all Christians need to gain tips on that topic.
We are presenting:
How to Create More Wealth and Less Debt
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Featuring Sharman Lawson
Speaker, Writer, and Coach on Debt-Free Living
Price includes a free copy of Sharman's book:
"12 Steps to Eliminate Debt Forever"
Sharman is a personal friend, and she is donating $10.00 per person to Inspirational-Prayers to help us with our ministry of blessing people through Prayer, Bible devotions, and godly Financial insights.
Sharman frequently gets hundreds of dollars in speaking fees per hour. Yet, Sharman sometimes does events that help charities and those who cannot afford her fees.
Please come and join us. Sharman is a great speaker. AND please tell your friends and family about the event.
What's NewOur newest prayer page is:
Celebration Prayers for Pets - celebrating our pets
Other New Prayer Pages:
Prayer against Pride
Prayer and Tributes to Firefighters
Adoration Prayer - Music & Prayer to worship and adore the Lord
Prayer for Strengthening our Churches
Other New Pages:
Grieving - is a page that contains Christian Contemporary songs for comforting those who have lost loved ones.
We have a new page called “Inspirational Videos” which is updated often. The last update was July 10.
Note that we have a “What’s New” page that is featured on the right-hand side of each page of our website that tells all the new things for the website. It also tells the date that "Inspirational Videos" and "Beth's Blog" were last updated.
For a list of all our prayers see the:
"Prayers for All Occasions" page on the left-hand navigation bar
Our DAILY INSPIRATION page is one - year - old this week.
We just finished a two-week Daily Inspirational study about Running the Race taken from Hebrews 12:1-2.
Hearing the Voice of God
Everyone wants to be better at something. I want to be better at Hearing from God. I suspect many of you do, too!
In this edition of the Inspirational Life, I am going to give some tips on Hearing from God when making decisions.
Over the years, I have come up with a list of tips that help me to make godly decisions. Many of my tips come in the form of questions that I ask myself.
Here are a few of them:
* What does God’s Word say about this decision?
* Is this decision wise or unwise?
* What is the right thing to do?
* Is fear pulling me in a certain direction?
The devil, and his demonic kingdom, use fear to keep us from doing God’s will. So if I feel fear about doing something, I ask myself, “Is ungodly fear pushing me to make a certain decision?”
* Is someone pressuring me to do something, and that “something” is not godly?
I am to follow God not man.
* Have I explored my options?
Many times I will realize the right decision after I investigate the options.
* Is someone pressuring me to decide quickly?
I don’t want to let people pressure me into making an important decision quickly.
* What are my internal conversations saying about the situation?
As I listen to my internal conversations, I sometimes hear, “I should do ______, but I want to _______."
For example: "I should study tonight, but I want to go to the mall. ”
If I am saying that, then I actually know the right decision. I just need to encourage myself to make the right decision.
* In the future, what will I wish I had done?
My fleshly desires really don’t care about tomorrow. They only care about today. So this question sometimes sheds great light on the correct decision.
* And if all else fails and I continue to have a hard time deciding what God wants, I ask myself, “What would make the devil happier?”
Sometimes that really clears things up for me.
Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of Inspirational-Prayers.com
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These tips are not found on my website, but are for those who have signed up for the newsletter.
However, I do have a page about Hearing from God that contains other insights that may be helpful to you.
Helping to Spread the Word
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Prayer for YouDear Lord,
I ask that you would bring wonderful blessings to each one who receives this newsletter.
Lord, I ask that you uplift each person this day.
I ask that you help them to realize that each one of them is a pivotal part of your beautiful plan.
May they easily receive your instructions for this day, and may they have great motivation to serve you.
Thank you for the encouragement they have given to me through visiting my site and requesting a newsletter.
In Jesus’ Name I pray,
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