God, thank you for Carlie. She is so much more excellent than I ever imagined. Never in a million years did I think I would find a wife like her. You have blessed me with a woman after your own heart. Carlie is the object of my eye. She captivates me with her beauty and strength. She runs our household effectively and keeps our doors welcoming. She desires to see people come to a saving knowledge of you and uses her talents to bring others into your presence. Thank you for bringing Carlie into my life. Amen.

Men, what’s your prayer of gratitude for your wife?

Men – You Don’t Wanna Do It (Pornography & Adultery)

I love music. It has ways of communicating messages in ways that wouldn’t happen in other forms of communication. It helps make words memorable. It helps make messages stick in the mind.

You Don't Wanna Do It (Adultery & Pornography)

Lecrae has a new album. It is excellent. The messages and ideas he sends out in this album are deep and impactful. A message of his I want to emphasize is this: Men – You don’t wanna do it.

I want to take a minute to highlight a song, and yes, this is directed primarily towards men. (I thought this post was about pornography and adultery? It is, just trust me, but you need to listen to the song below and read the passages from Proverbs first.)

Help Yahoo Stand Against Child Pornography

Love 146
10/19/2014

Love 146 is a charity I personally support. They exist to bring an end to child sex trafficking and exploitation.

Yahoo Stop Child Abuse Images

Here are the quick and short details of what I’m asking you to do:

- Go over to Love 146′s call to action for standing against child abuse images by clicking on the image or clicking here.
- Once you are there, read the short explanation, then sign the petition with your name and email.

These two simple steps may help stop child exploitation online, and may help stop people from having the ability to find child pornography through Yahoo’s search engine. It’d be a start to the solution.

Are You Growing In Grace & Knowledge? (@WORDsearch)

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ…

2 Peter 3:18 is an interesting ending to Peter’s last letter to the Christians before he is crucified for the sake of the gospel. Peter tells the people to continue to grow in grace and knowledge. Of all the things he could have ended with, he emphasizes growth.

Growing is an interesting concept. We can gain understanding when we consider our natural growth process. Who looks the same as they did when they were a newborn baby? Growth demands change. Why do we accept the growth pains of a child but consider suffering for Christ a negative thing? Growth occurs in discomfort.

Click here to continue reading this article over at WORDsearch Bible Blog.

Perfect Peace

God,

Give me your peace. Help me to understand this peace that only you can give. It is a perfect peace, a complete peace, an all encompassing well being.

Let me see that your peace comes from how I think about various situations in life. For if I have your vantage point, I can live in peace. 

Help me to keep my focus on you. Let me give all of my trust to you. 

And as I trust you with everything I am, then I will know that you are the Great I Am. 

You are forever. Therefore, only you can give me perfect peace, peace forever.

Thank you God. Amen. 

God, teach me how to love deeper than I have experienced before. Give me a sincere heart overflowing with your love for people. I desire to use the gifts of your Spirit to help me minister your love and truth to others. I want to see the supernatural confirmation of your Word and Truth change people’s lives. However, I realize that love will last forever. Therefore, fill me up with your love. Amen.

What’s your prayer?