60 years ago in 1958, Steven Engel from New York brought parents together and made the decision to sue the state over a state authorized prayer in public schools. That case made it to the United States Supreme Court in 1962, where they decided it violated the First Amendment because prayer represented establishment of religion. Engel won.
Then Pennsylvania, in 1963, decided on the case of Abington School District v. Schempp; a complaint made by Schemp to stop Bible readings in public schools. Schempp won.
Also in 1963 came the verdict of Madalyn Murray O’Hair against the Baltimore School System to ban school prayer labeling it “unconstitutional”. O’Hair won.
As a Christian, I believe government made the wrong decisions in all three of these cases, which directly affect core foundations for our children. Continue reading
Praise God! For the past six weeks we’ve sought His perfect plan.
Speak out loud your thankfulness to God right now:
Thank you, LORD, for Calling me, for the Plan you prepared for me, for the Promises you made me which never change. Thank you, LORD, that I Believe those promises and so receive your Blessing on my plan. Amen. Continue reading
Thank you for praying and worshiping with me these past five weeks! Only two more weeks to go in this series. I pray Holy Spirit has worked in your heart and helped you along your path, just as He helps me.
By now, you should have a clearer understanding of God’s plan for you. Something must be touching your heart that you should or should not do in you plan. This seven week series started as a way to share with you how I commune with God, walking in faith to get my Christian screenplay, THE PLAN, read and eventually produced.
I hope my journey trusting God inspires you to start/continue trusting God, as we both seek our plan.
I prayed on THE PLAN before I wrote it, asking for discernment. I prayed for ten months while writing THE PLAN for God’s complete direction. Now, I continue to pray as I stand on His word sharing with you specific scriptures I read daily. I believe in His blessing; expecting more that I can ask or image for THE PLAN. Continue reading
God is happy to direct us to where He wants us to go. Our job is to commune with Him to understand the direction.
It’s so awesome how worship and prayer everyday helps one grow closer to God! Knowing God makes it is easier to make Him known to others.
Communing with God is intimate, it’s not simply begging for answers. Remember, there is a difference in begging and believing when we pray. To beg does not assure a heart for God; one could just be grabbing at straws. To believe specifies we know who God is; God’s power and His love.
Today is the fifth week of a seven week series, designed to worship God for who He is, thanking Him for all He has done and will do. We are praying to better understand the plan He prepared for each of us.
Let us continue to seek the perfect plan God made for each of us.
If you are new to the blog, please read my last three posts: “Christian Screenwriter Seeks God’s Plan“, “God Called Me!” and “God’s Plan For Me!”. We are in the middle of worshiping God as we thank Him for all He has done and will do as we seek His plan. Faithfully, we stand firm on God’s word, striving to follow His way.
We are never alone in the plan God made for each of us. He is right here, holding our hands as we press on. Thank Him for that comfort. Thank Holy Spirit for working in your heart as you understand God’s plan. Thank Jesus that no matter how life unfolds on earth, His death assures us perfect eternal peace.
Acknowledge God for His promises to you!
As we continue to seek the perfect plan God made for each of us. . .
Thank you for stepping out in faith! We are walking on water here! We are continuing to move outside our comfort zone as we seek God’s plan. If you are new to the blog, I suggest you read my last two posts, “Christian Screenwriter Seeks God’s Plan” and “God Called Me!”, just to catch up.
We are on the third week of a seven week series, designed to worship God for who He is, to thank Him for all He has done and will do, praying to better understand the plan He prepared for us. Let’s begin by positioning our hearts to know God is awesome! Continue reading
Let’s seek the perfect plan God made for each of us.
Last week I shared C – P – P – B – B; five plans of God:
We are called by God, and He created a plan for each of us. He made promises to us, and to believe affords blessings.
This week starts the first of five weeks where I share seven specific Bible verses, inspired by Holy Spirit, on each of those Five Truths. As we individually seek out God’s plan, let’s start with praise for being called by God. Position your heart and thank Him right now for all He’s done in your life; the people around you, and situations (good and bad) that have led you here today.
(If you are new and seek a better understanding of God’s plan for you, check out last week’s post.)
We Lift Him Up when we follow His plan.
Whenever we strive to understand and carryout God’s plan for us, we glorify His name. Why? Because God designed each of us for a purpose. When we seek, then carry out that purpose, it shows we acknowledge Him. And by acknowledging Him we Lift Him Up, thus demonstrating desire to carry out His plan.
As I seek God’s plan for me, I’ve prayed that I am teachable and willing. Now, it’s time to walk on water! I’m putting my faith in five of God’s truths that have helped me to understand His plan for me: Continue reading
While defining how we, the people come by our liberties, revered President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.” President Jefferson also asked his countrymen this specific question on the subject: “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of God?” Continue reading
1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Biblical history reveals the Apostle John wrote 1 John somewhere between A.D. 85 and 90. Because John was an eyewitness to the life, death and resurrection of Christ, John wrote with authority all that he saw and heard. In the book he specifies five truths all Christians believe. Continue reading