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The Cutting Edge

  • In these days, he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God. When it was day, he called his disciples, and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles Luke 6:12'13 WEB.

    Jesus prayed all night. Even though He was the son of God, He continually developed His relationship with His Father. Jesus lived as an example to us. Intimacy and infinite knowledge were not freely given to Him. He had to work at it. He had to pray and listen. Jesus was tested in all ways, just like us, but without sin (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus did not pray once at the beginning of His ministry but often withdrew to have some quiet time to pray and listen. Jesus was on the cutting edge because He stayed in tune with what the Father was doing.

    All of us have heard or read messages that felt like they were meant for us, directly from God. We have also heard others that seemed dated, irrelevant, or uninteresting. When the apostles spoke, the people listening were: "cut to the heart" (Acts 2:37, Acts 5:33, Acts 7:54) because the apostles had first sharpened themselves in prayer:

    "When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness" (Acts 4:31).

    If you want your words to be relevant today, to walk on the cutting edge, then you must also spend time in prayer. Even taking a few minutes to talk to the Lord will help shape your day, brighten your outlook, and encourage those around you. There is an infinite well of resources, wisdom, knowledge, forgiveness, grace, and mercy that we can access, and it all starts with prayer.

    Any relationship that stops talking will slowly but surely die, while relationships that converse a lot grow in strength. We have all had friends that we lost contact with because we ceased talking at some point. We get too busy with daily life to maintain a strong relationship with many people at a time, and we keep a select few. So be sure the Lord is one of those in your inner circle.

    Today, spend a few moments alone with God and pray. Even if it is nothing more than to tell Him good morning and thank You for letting you wake up for another day. It's a daily thing that you should get in the habit of doing, and you have to start somewhere. If you want to grow closer to the Lord, take a few minutes to talk to Him each day. Jesus did.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for always being there. I am sorry that I am not as faithful as I could be. Please draw my heart to You and fan the flames within me. Sharpen me, Lord. For the sake of the world, light a fire within me. Help me be steadfast, graceful, loving, and merciful today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Proverbs 8:30-31 "Then I was constantly a] at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind." ~ Our next fun inspired theme of the week will be 'Summer Delights' and is open wide for some creative fun. What summer end delights are you enjoying? My photos this week express some of my favorite joyful moments recently. Even the young Osprey enjoys a splash in the sun, though he dropped the snake, he did try to fly away with it. I'm eager to see how you all are savoring the last of summer too! Enjoy your week everyone, rejoicing always in HIS presence! Here is the link:


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

 Yes Lord, in Jesus's name I pray, amen. 

Aug 9
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Aug 9
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

Aug 9
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Aug 9
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Aug 9
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Jeanine Santiago
Jeanine Santiago

Amen 

Aug 9
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

In Jesus Name I ask,  Amen 

Aug 9
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Aug 9
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 9
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Aug 9
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Praying for you brother......

Aug 9
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Kevin  Moore
Kevin Moore

Thanks Richard, praying for you to, have a good day 

Aug 9
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Aug 9
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Aug 9
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for another beautiful day! I am grateful You have always provided and protected me and my family, Amen!

Aug 9
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Father Yahweh please help me walk the walk as well as talking the talk of my faith in Lord Yeshua. Holy Spirit help me DO what Lord Yeshua said. In Christ Yeshua's name I pray, Amen. 

Aug 9
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for all my blessings 

Aug 9
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Father, there are not enough thank yous to cover all your blessings. Thank you, in Jesus name.

Aug 9
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Aug 9
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Aug 9
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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Amen 

Aug 9
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

It's funny sometimes how God prompts me to answer people. Someone will ask how I'm doing today and I nearly always answer that God is t finished with me yet. He woke me up on the green side today.

I pray I use each wisely and to its fullest. I always want to be that beacon that people are drawn to, I just want to make sure I'm trying make the day worthwhile.

Aug 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Aug 10