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5 Prayers To Increase God’s Glory On Your Prayer Life

Want to increase God's glory on your prayer life? Pray these 5 prayers! Read this blog post for details. By Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comDo you struggle with prayer? If so, today’s post is for you. It’s going to give you the keys you need for GOD to turn your prayer life into a supernaturally-anointed flow of power encounters with Him and His glory.

Here’s the backstory:

When I first got saved, I could not pray. I just could not tolerate prayer. I had no appetite for it, no inspiration for it, and no supernatural flow in prayer. Even trying to pray was difficult; it felt like very hard work.

But I wanted to know God better. I was so hungry for Him, and I wanted to be intimate with Him.

  • I wanted to pour out my heart to Him and hear Him talk back to me.
  • I wanted to be His friend and have Him tell me His secrets.
  • I wanted romance and intimacy with the Lord.
  • I wanted to carry weight in Heaven.

I knew prayer was a huge key to that kind of relationship, but I could not pray. So in my desperation and from the desire of my heart, I cried out to the Lord for help. And He answered. (Isn’t it amazing how God helps us in our weakness?) :)

God heard my cry. He began to teach me how to pray. Seemingly out of nowhere, I started encountering God in prayer.

As I asked the Lord to teach me to pray, I started having an actual desire to pray. (Shocking, I know.) 😉 So I’d sit down with God, and all of a sudden words would just pour out of my heart to Him. (Usually silently, but God hears silent prayer.) :)

And all of a sudden, things worked. Prayer flowed. It was for very short periods at first, but it still started working! I was amazed. [Read more…]

Dutch Sheets’ Book Plus 3 Awesome Inspirational Romances

This month, I’m reviewing three novels plus one book by Dutch Sheets. What’s life without a little variety, right? :)

First, for the three novels:

1. Once Upon a Prince (Royal Wedding Series) by Rachel Hauck

This book made my week. It’s not a new release; it was published in 2013. But it was awesome. I didn’t even get a free copy from the publisher, and I didn’t get it on sale. I saw it on Amazon and went directly to my local LifeWay to get it (at full price no less!), because I loved the cover so much. :)

But you know what? I wasn’t disappointed, and I’d buy it again in a heartbeat. I loved, loved, loved this book, and I’m going to systematically read all of Rachel Hauck‘s books now that I’ve read this one. :)

So the story goes that Susanna is a starting, struggling landscape architect on St. Simons Island. She gets dumped by her fiance of many years, and has no prospects. Then she suddenly meets this guy… who turns out to be the crown prince of the fictional but decidedly British-sounding kingdom of Brighton.

Romance flares, but the problem is that the princes of Brighton are forbidden by law to marry foreigners. Ahhhh… can’t you just see it? The setup is perfect for an awesome story.

And an awesome tale it is. It’s so endearing. It’s filled with joy. It focuses on the grace and provision of God. It magnifies Jesus, Who has a plan for our lives that goes above and beyond what we could ever dare to ask or hope for.

“Once Upon a Prince” is amazing. It’s gorgeous. Run, don’t walk, to get it. Even if you pay full price like I did. You won’t be sorry. :)  [Read more…]

Don’t Give Up! A Harvest Is Coming!

Don't give up! A harvest is coming! Encouraging word from Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com blogHave you gotten tired from working so hard? Do you ever feel like your labor has no reward? Are you tempted to quit RIGHT NOW? If so, I have an encouraging word for you today.

How it all started:

Yesterday, I was feeling a bit tired and discouraged. I’ve been working very hard lately, and sometimes you don’t see the reward of your labor right away, you know? I was definitely in the mood for some reward; something to renew my level of inspiration and re-energize me to keep on working.

So I prayed Psalm 91:15 and asked God to honor me, like He loves to do. (God will honor you too, if you ask; read all about that radical prayer here.) It’s been awhile since I’ve really dug into that promise, but I want my life to always be clothed in honor AND reward. So I asked.

And you know what God did? It was amazing.

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A Prophetic, Encouraging Word For The Heavy-Laden

A Prophetic, Encouraging Word for the Heavy-Laden by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comI don’t know about you, but I’ve been really worried about some things.

I know I could try to sound all spiritual and call it “burdened,” not “worried,” and I’d like for that to be true … but it wouldn’t be. I’ve been weighed down, and weighed-down always equals worry.

Lord, forgive me.

This morning, I was taking some of these things I’ve been worrying about to the Lord. In the middle of talking with Him about the things that have been concerning me, He interrupted me. :) He told me to journal, because He had something to say to me.

So I did. I listened, and He talked. What He said was so timely, and I felt like I should share it with you today too. After all, 2 Corinthians 1:4 tells us that all the comfort God gives us may be shared with others to comfort them also. So if you’ve been worrying about some things too, this is going to encourage you too (and please tell me about it if it does). [Read more…]