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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

28 Day Journey-Day Ten

Wednesday 12//14//05
10 Breathing Prayer


We cannot allow prayer to become a segment of our lives alone, something we do at certain times throughout our day or week. For, prayer is the seamless connection we have with our Father, an unbroken conversation that fills our days and nights. Both alone in the closet and always on the way, we stay “in touch” with the God who is constantly present everywhere we are.

There is no reason why we cannot talk to God about everything that is happening in our lives. He’s always there. Why wouldn’t we acknowledge Him? Why wouldn’t we talk with Him? Is it because we lose sight of His presence, forgetting that he is near?

There will never be a moment in this day that Jesus Christ is not right where you are. Keep the conversation alive, praying about everything, listening in every situation.

Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-28.

Father, heighten my senses. Tune my heart to You. Open my eyes to see You in all places, to recognize You at all times. Then, and only then, my prayers will never cease. Amen.

Through the day: Jesus, You are here now.

P.S.-Thank you so much for your comments and prayers. You cannot fathom how much they mean to us and those on our team who are facing difficult days. The God of our fathers is with us now.

12 Comments:

  • Louie,

    I am a student minister and have been impacted greatly by your teaching, preaching, writing, etc... I just finished "i am not but i know I AM" tonight, and tomorrow will get back to "The Air I Breathe" because I stopped for one reason or another.

    Last Sunday, I postponed our regular Sunday School lessons for the youth department and showed part one of Indescribable and will show part two this coming Sunday.

    In my blog, I hope you don't mind, but I have been writing about things you talked about in your book and have pleaded with whomever, if anyone, reads my blog, to buy your book. Some of my students have and I am sure that others will soon. I have photos of your book and you on there as well so they will hopefully recognize your books in the stores.

    I am trying to expose my students to your material as best I can. Thank you for being faithful.

    I enjoy your communication style tremendously. It is extremely effective.

    My first and only time to hear you preach in person was at a Student Life camp in LA when you preached using fishing lures as props, pointing out that satan knows which lure to use on us, etc...

    Thanks again!

    John

    www.johnandmelanie.net/blog/coffeespot/index.html

    By Blogger John Jones, at 12/14/2005 2:20 AM  

  • I have seen God do some miraculous things with people who have cancer. He is far better and more awesome than we can hope or imagine. But it is still a scary thing to be in the middle of. God has been placing a verse on my heart this week "Rejoice in the Lord always" No matter what he is in control and he the whole world in His hands. Nothing is out of his reach and there is nothing he cannot due. Not my will God, but yours is what I want the cry of my heart to be.

    My prayers are with your staff and friends who are facing the attacks of the enemey. It does show you are doing things right because the enemey is feeling threatened. The good thing is, you won't back down as God has great thing in store for Passion 06. People who don't know the Lord will come into His kingdom and people who have turned their backs on him, will come running home to the father. I am so excited about what God is going to do and what this will cause to happen on campuses all around the world. I can't wait to hear stories from the week and see what God does. I will also pray for you and your staff as you prepare as I know from being there last year, there is so much you put into it. I pray for you, the other speakers and the bands as well that God will keep you strenthened, well, and free from any more attacks from the enemey.

    By Blogger Christina in ATL, at 12/14/2005 2:37 AM  

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    By Blogger psalmsgirl, at 12/14/2005 4:38 AM  

  • What a great prayer for today!!
    Yes he is always there!!Isn't that wonderful to know we are never alone!!
    Lord keep our eyes open,help us not to get caught up in all the worldly things that we forget you are even there.Yes Lord thank you for always being by my side I thank you so much,that I am never alone.amen

    By Blogger FanofGOD, at 12/14/2005 7:19 AM  

  • John,

    just a neat coincidence that I did the exact same to my Sunday School class last Sunday. We finished our curriculum early; and so we all watched "significant insignificance." Even the middle school kids saw just how big God was compared to them. They are such a blessing!

    Louie,

    cancer is a terrible disease; I can think of no other that makes people question what life is about more. I am sure God will use that for His glory; as I am sure your friends will preach His name all over the hospital. And, let me tell you, most hospitals need a lot more of Jesus in them! However, I will also pray that God the Great Physician would once again work wonders in His children. Thank you for being faithful to us in keeping up this blog.

    In Christ,

    Silke

    By Blogger Silke, at 12/14/2005 9:53 AM  

  • and how amazing it is that in those "conversations"... when we don't have the words to say... HE says them on our behalf! I'm just blown away... Our GOD truly is an Awesome GOD!!

    By Blogger jared.smith, at 12/14/2005 11:33 AM  

  • Prayer really is the easiest way to maintain contact with our Creator and Savior, but for some reason we tend to forget that we have that option. Thanks for reminding me that that door is always open to us.

    Also, my youth minister's blog featured a picture of you... and coffee of all things, haha. Glad to see that you were amused by that.

    Keep being faithful in letting God use you to spread his fame!!
    God Bless!!

    By Blogger undignified, at 12/14/2005 11:48 AM  

  • It is so awesome the way that the God of this universe desires to have a relationship with us and allows us to come to Him with every ooncern and thought we have. I wanna thank Passion for reminding me of that.

    By Blogger David Ferrell, at 12/14/2005 2:40 PM  

  • Louie & Passion Team:

    “So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, & his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19). Like an eagle caring for its young, so shall He protect you; as an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings; so the LORD alone will lead you, because there was no strange god with you. He will make you ride on the high places of the earth, that you might eat the increase of the fields; & to suck honey out of the rock, & oil out of the flinty rock; butter of kine, & milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, & rams of the breed of Bashan, & goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; & will drink the pure blood of the grape (Deut. 32:11-14). Therefore be strong & of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them: for Jehovah your God, He will go with you; He will not fail you, nor forsake you (Deut. 31:6). I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you & have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you & help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage (the enemy and his cohorts) against you will surely be ashamed & disgraced; they (the adversary and minions) who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. I will send confusion into their camp & you all shall emerge victorious. For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand & says to you, Do not fear; I will help you (Isaiah 41: 9-13). Abide therefore in the shadow of My wings, in the shelter of the Almighty- for I AM your Rock, your Fortress, your God in whom you can trust (Ps. 91:1-3). Know this, the deeper the valley, the higher the mountain – for the valley is a place where things grow because when it rains all the minerals, salts, nutrients in the soil of the mountain flows into & nourishes the valley. The Lord is near the broken hearted (Ps. 34:18) & a broken & contrite heart He will not despise (Isaiah 51:17). Be strengthened this day; arise & shine for your Light has come and the Glory of God is upon you (Isaiah 61:1).”

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/14/2005 4:50 PM  

  • I want to say thank you. Thank you for thanking us for our comments. Thank you for recognizing God through them. Your words are a great challenge and encouragement to folling Him.

    I am sitting at a coffee shop right now meeting with a student and we were talking about the complexities about God. I was telling her to be thankful in all circumstances and we came to your blog and the verse was right there. Amazing. God rocks my face off!

    God is using you and the passion team way more than you or I probably know. I do know that He is reshaping the way I follow Him and lead others to Him.

    I cannot wait for Passion. Not for the sake of another conference, but to be before Him, with people who want to give up their lives to follow hard after Him. I am looking forward to being at Passion because I know I will be consumed by God. I don't like being places where it feels like everyone is consuming. But I know I am probably do it myself.

    Anyway...all that to say I am continually amazed by this Grace that I do not deserve in my life. Keep speaking, keep teaching us about Him and Him alone.

    Thank you for the "throughout the day prayers". Mine I leave for you guys is: Jesus.

    By Blogger Stephanie, at 12/14/2005 7:51 PM  

  • I just wanted to thank you for today's encouragement. Actually I've been having a really hard time lately, finals have been a little stressful, and actually today I had been praying and thinking about this. That God would draw me near and that I would truly know and believe that He is near. And after reading this it was really refreshing to be reminded of this truth and of this promise we have in Christ.

    In Him,

    Nadia

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/14/2005 11:26 PM  

  • Louie & Team,

    First, I want to thank you for your faithfulness and dedication to the ministry! You guys are so awesome! Thank you so much for the 28 day prayer journey. How incredible it is to be a unified body of Christ in prayer each day together! God is getting ready to do something even bigger than any of us have or could have fathomed! So, thank you for listening to the voice of God!

    Secondly, I wanted to share some scripture that has meant so much to me over the past years.
    "For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and PRAY to me, and I WILL LISTEN to you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with ALL your heart." (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
    "Until now you have not asked for anything in MY NAME. Ask and you will receive, and your JOY will be complete." (John 16:24)
    "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name." (John 15:16)

    Just a reminder of how HUGE our God is: "Who has measured the waters in the HOLLOW of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales, and the hills in a balance?" (Isaiah 40:12)
    All of Isaiah 40 enlightened me to how HUGE our God truly is! It is a true encouragement to read about how much detail he put into earth, and to know that we mean even more than that to him. That is GREAT LOVE! More love than our human minds can even comprehend! How awesome it is to wake up and know that God loves us more each day despite our failures.......WOW! How great is our God!! Oh, what a wonderful God we serve!!!

    By Blogger Emma Lee, at 12/14/2005 11:32 PM  

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