Greg Arnold
on 07/31/2017 at 12:42 am
Encouraging word, Monterey! Thanks for letting us catch a glimpse of your journey.
Montrey Willis
on 07/31/2017 at 12:31 am
I too agree that it is a two-step process. first I always remember that the joy of the Lord is my strength and I must continue to be a representation of that. coming out of a life full of Darkness I feel today has been much brighter than any day of my past so I'm able to smile from my heart knowing that Jesus is the reason, the very one who snatched me from the pit of Hell and through me having this joy and showing it through my expressions and threw my love and acts of service to others I know that God is working miracles!! people tell me all the time that they see God through me and I just am so thankful that I am able to be a vessel. I constantly pray, even when things disrupt me I always pray. it may be silently , it may be out loud, but I always just have to give glory and honor to God through every trial through every hardship even through my good times, times when I am happy and just loving and enjoying life I still pray and I seek God's face. i continually practice the discipline of worshipping God for his Almighty glory. Im very thankful im not perfect and could never be..but im trying my hardest to run this race!!
Montrey Willis
on 07/31/2017 at 12:22 am
Rick Donka
on 07/30/2017 at 07:12 pm
I agree that it is a two step process. Sometimes though, because I won't let Jesus have the wheel, I have to pray several times and follow othrrs advice (like help others, ask others for help), and He gives me peace. Maybe in an hour, maybe a day. Trust him.
Greg Arnold
on 07/30/2017 at 05:06 pm
Right on, S! It's a two-step process… Pray, then go. I pray through psalm 100 and when someone asks me how I'm doing, I tell them I am blessed by God's grace. Then I ask how they are doing. It sets the tone for the conversation and keeps my eyes focused on God rather than complaining about whatever.
S. Magee
on 07/30/2017 at 04:51 pm
I love all the prayer comments but maybe we can all share how we put these things into practice in our day to day. To give one another helpful tips.

DAY 211: Built For a Purpose

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness;
 ~ Psalm 100: 1-2

Worship is a core discipline of faith. It's nearly impossible to stay on track and move the needle if you aren't giving God proper credit for everything in you and around you. 

When we come together as believers and kneel before almighty God, we are renewed and our strength is restored.  Worship erases that grungy feeling and writes "joy" into your movie script of life. 

No matter what you've got planned today, stop and take a few minutes to give honor to God. Spend a minute with His word - soak up what He has to say to you.  Pray through Psalm 100.  Thank Him for His steady pursuit of you.