A Prayer for Mr. Steve Blanchard

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Steve Blanchard

Mr. Steve Blanchard is the owner of the website www.youthministryideas.net. To know more about him, check him out here.

I received an email from him today and I’ve just read it a while ago. On the email, he’s asking for prayer because he’s in a difficult situation right now. This was why I thought of posting a prayer for him to encourage other people to pray for him as well. Let’s pray.

“Father in heaven, I know You’re listening to me now like You’ve always been. I ask for Your righteousness at this moment for I want my prayer to produce wonderful results. Father, You know what Mr. Steve Blanchard is going through right now. I don’t know him personally but You do. To be praying for him is a great opportunity for me, and I know that’s what You want us to do every day; to pray for one another (James 5:16). Doing ministries is hard work. We are tempted in every way every day especially to give up or put an end to what we do. Despite these things, we continue working because we know that it’s all for You, and it has always been our privilege to be working for You. Father, right now I fervently ask you for help, comfort, guidance, wisdom for Mr. Steve and Mrs. Erynn Blanchard. Don’t let hardships derail their relationship. Let Your Word be their basis for all the decisions that they are to make. I know and I believe that You are powerful (Job 9:4) and nothing is impossible with You (Luke 1:37 & Matthew 19:26). God, please turn things around for them. In the end, not my will nor Mr. Blanchard’s will but Yours be done. This I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Thank You, God!

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PHOTO: Courtesy of Roger Coles

I thank God for countless things. I thank Him for the great things down to the things we usually ignore. I thank God for the air I breathe, the internal organs I have (chuckles), the ability to think, hear, see, and appreciate. You should also thank Him for such! Instead of focusing on what’s lacking in you, why not thank Him for what you have? I thank God for having someone use my brother’s laptop a while ago. For hadn’t he done that, I wouldn’t have written this. I would have done other things. I thank God for the music of Hillsong United. Their songs are currently my favorite. I’m listening to them as I’m writing this.

“I thank You, God, for making me who I am right now. I’m not perfect. I actually am way far from that, but I know You and I feel You. For me, that’s more than enough. Really, it’s more than enough…”

Doing Youth Ministries is fun!:D

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I’ve attended a lot of youth camps in the past as a camper. Just recently, I attended a youth camp as one of its organizers, and I thank God for the great opportunities He’s been giving me. I thank a lot of websites offering free ideas for youth ministries. It’s true! There are things today that are still given out—for free! Why don’t you check this out: www.youthministryideas.net

As God has been blessing our youth ministry here in Cavite, Philippines, my prayer is for you to experience the same!

Have fun serving God! 😀

How blessed King Hezekiah was!

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Originally, I wasn’t feeling well. Both my hands and feet were sweating nonstop maybe due to the many things that I have to do for this week. I sneeze every once in a while (hachoo!). You see? I told you! I also have a cold. Then I started to read my Bible, and reading 2 Kings 18-20 made me feel great! Read it for yourself!:D

Oh wow! Today, like what I’ve said earlier, I read about the reign of King Hezekiah. The first words in this writing make it obvious that I was amazed… and I think I forever will be. I can see that God loved him so much that He added 15 years to his life. I just couldn’t imagine how delighted this king had been the moment he learned of that awesome news from the prophet Isaiah! FIFTEEN YEARS MORE? (Yum, yum, yum! 🙂 )

I’m way amazed at how God proved His power when Assyrian King Sennacheerib, through his chief of staff, blasphemed the everliving and ever faithful God. He dared compare God to the gods of other nations. How awful was that? I’m sure that comparison he made right there has been one of the lamest (if not the lamest) comparisons ever made. How could he possibly do that? Comparing the Most High to idols made by human hands… is so ridiculous!

I admire King Hezekiah’s unwavering faith in God despite the accounts presented to him by the Assyrian chief of staff.

An immature Christian would have fallen for that deception.

This part of history only proves that God is God and there is no other. He is faithful to His promises; therefore, we shall never doubt. What other proofs do you want? Follow Him and success will follow you. That’s for sure!

To know more about the story of King Hezekiah, read 2 Kings 18-20.

GOD IS GREAT!

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