Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
If you can only do one, do this. Wednesday February 5th, 2003
Ok, all you preachers out there, take the day off, don't read this one, it will only make you mad, upset and want to wring my neck, something I would prefer you not do. Ok, you have had fair warning, here goes:
While I would prefer that each of you out there spend Sunday mornings and afternoons in church praising and worshiping God, and spend at least one hour a day reading and studying your Bible, I know that is not going to happen in a lot of your lives.
So, if you can not do both, if you cannot find the time to both go to church on Sundays and spend time each day in study and prayer, do the study and prayer. For it is much more important for you to study God's word than it is to hear commentary.
And this is how you do it:
Start by setting aside time each day, it need not be the same time each day, but set aside some time each day. You set aside time to watch the news, have dinner and take a coffee break so how hard can it be to set aside a half our each day to be in prayerful study of the Word of God?
The first thing you need is a King James 1611 Authorized Version of the Bible. Why the KJV? Go here: compare.
Now, start with prayer, it need not be this, just what ever you and the Lord are comfortable with. I use this:
Oh Sacred and Holy Father in heaven, Hallowed, Holy and Sacred is thy Name. Oh Father in heaven let Thy will be done in my heart as it is in Your heaven, help Thy servant Lord to do what is right in Thy sight, help me Lord to serve You and to understand Thy Word, the Holy Bible.
Oh Father in heaven, forgive Thy servant his sins and help Thy servant to forgive those who have harmed or have debts to Thy servant.
Lord God above I beseech thee that thou would allow Thy servant to serve Thee, that You would give Your servant things to do, that You would enlarge my ministry and give me the ability to do all that thou ask by protecting me from evil, the evil one, his minions, his ilk and those who serve him knowingly and unknowingly. Help me Lord by putting a hedge around me, a hedge of angels with flaming swords, keeping me from the temptations of this world, the temptations that You know I have a hard time resisting. Let me Lord focus on You and the work that you have for me, not the things of this world.
Hear my prayers I beseech Thee and open my eyes and mind to the truths of Thy holy Word.
After you pray then continue with your reading and studying of the Word of God. When in doubt of what you are reading, aks Him. Simply ask Him, say "Lord, what does this mean?"
Start in the beginning and read through the Bible, when you get done, start again, you will be amazed at how much more you learn each time you read the Bible.
Now, the Lord be with you all, and yesterday i reformatted my hard drive, in the process, I lost all of your email addresses, please send me an email addressed to patriot@Christianpatriot.com In the subject line put, email address for (and your name)
Thank you all and the Lord be with and bless you and yours.
God blessed America when she feared Him, now it appears, she may face His wrath.
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