In the world right now there seems to be turmoil everywhere we look. I felt the Lord leading me to write this book to shine as a beacon of hope for my brothers and sisters in Christ. We have access to God's power through prayer. He is waiting to hear from you. God loves you and He will shower you with blessings when you seek Him.
It is imperative for us to go to God in prayer with a heart of repentance. He knows that we are not perfect and recognizes the humanness of our bodies where our hearts reside. However, we must confess, repent and turn away from habitual, unconfessed sin to ensure there is nothing hindering God from hearing our prayers. He loves us unconditionally. God sees the big picture of our lives and He knows and wants what is best. We may not understand His instructions or directives, but we have to trust in His love.
I had no idea how God would use my story and my testimony to encourage, inspire, and draw readers to Christ. The emails, and messages I receive from them are both encouraging and inspiring. It is the affirmation that I am doing God's will in writing these books. It's my prayer that going forward that my books will affect people's lives and give them hope, comfort, and joy as they read. Joy that only God can provide despite the circumstance you find yourself. So thank you to my readers, followers, and supporters. You mean the world to me. I thank God for your support and your help. I am so thankful that He has brought some many alongside to walk with me on my writing journey. May God be glorified in everything in everything I publish going forward.
Are you wondering if God hears your prayers? Are you praying that His will be done or do you want Him to bless what you want? God promises in 1 John 5:14 that if we ask anything in His will, He hears us. That is a promise from a God who cannot lie. (Titus 1:2) I want God's will to be done in my circumstances because He wants want is best for me. It is up to us to choose, do we want something good or do we desire God's best? If we desire God's will for our lives, Let's make it our practice to pray in this manner. If you already are, even better. Continue to persevere in prayer and remember God causes all things to work together for good. (Romans 8:28) Keep your heart in alignment with His will and watch God work in your life!
Plans. Resolutions. Goals. Change. These are just a few of the words that we see or hear at the beginning of every year. However, to accomplish anything of substance in the New Year we must persevere in every circumstance. Anything worthwhile usually does not come with ease. I have found the same is true in regards to prayer. We must persevere in our prayers- even when we feel God is not listening. We have to examine our hearts and be sure are prayers are motivated for the right reasons. God may be moving things around that are necessary for our prayers to be answered. Are we praying that God's will be done when we go to Him in prayer? As we turn the corner and embark on a New year, let's make it our priority to have purposeful, persistent prayer as we persevere to do God's will in 2019.
As another year begins to come to a end, are you excited for what lies ahead in the New Year? Are you looking back with regrets regarding goals you'd hope to achieve? Or maybe you are sad to see such an successful year coming to a close? Regardless how we are feeling at this moment, let's make a commitment to not only live by the rollercoaster of our feelings, but to walk this path in the certainty of faith in Jesus Christ.. God has not brought us this far to try and figure things out on our own. He wants us to converse with Him and seek to do His will . If we do that, God hears our prayers, and will be glorified by how we live our life to bring Him glory. Ask God what His will is for you this year. He is ready and waiting to guide your path.
As we approach the Christmas holiday, I make it a point to remember why Christ was born as a baby. His desire was to save our souls and make it possible to have fellowship with Him. If we have accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior, we can have an intimate relationship with Almighty God. Intimacy is fostered via purposeful and persistent prayer.. It is through salvation in Christ that we have twenty-four access to our Father in Heaven. If we want any relationship to grow strong, communication is key. Intentional, heartfelt and sincere conversing with God. Not only when we need something, but because we love Him. We want prayer to change our circumstances, but God uses prayer to change our hearts as we draw nearer and nearer to Him.
Who or what is the object of faith in your life? For many years, I put my trust in my finances, my talents, and abilities. I ignored the fact that God is the one who blessed me with the skills to have the numerous successes in my career. After my stroke in 2010 , I began to realize I can talk with God about anything. There does not have to be a crisis to converse with my Heavenly Father. He desires to have an intimate relationship with me. He wants to hear from us when we are joyful, when we feel fearful, and even when we're sad. When our communication becomes more frequent, our love for Him deepens. I have experienced God's power in my life, and my faith in Him grows stronger. I remember everything He's done and I believe that I can accomplish His will for my life. I'm living with a faith that moves mountains and you can too. Are you willing to trust Him with your whole heart?
Do you feel abandoned by God at times? Are you wondering if He hears your prayers? Do you feel hurt or angry at God? Feeling confused? Let me ask you this, are you praying His will be done? Are you trusting in His plan knowing His timing is PERFECT. God is never caught by surprise. Everything that takes place paces through the Master's hands. Ask God to show you His will and He will Hear your prayers. He WILL answer you. He wants to be near you. God loves you. Tell Him how much you love Him.
For many years I put my faith in everything but God. My talents, my athletic ability, my intelligence money, and my work ethic What I failed to realize that it was God who had blessed me with every single one of those gifts, talents, and attributes. He created me and formed me in my mother's womb. God waited patiently for me to surrender my heart to Him. He desires to use my gifts for His glory. I thank Him every morning for His grace and patience. It's my prayer that people are drawn nearer to Christ and hearts are transformed by His divine power. If you are wanting to experience God's transforming power in your life or the lives of those you love, go before His throne of grace. Give your heart to the One who loves you. He offers you unconditional love, joy and a peace that only he can provide. Surrender your heart to Him.
Nothing Derails your Prayer Life more than Unconfessed Sin. Pride, selfishness and unconfessed sin re can hamper the effectiveness of your prayers. As Christians we must make it a priority to go to God with a repentant heart covered in humility as we seek to xperience His power in our lives. Your prayers can affect not only change in your life but lives around the globe as you seek God in purposeful prayer. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. (James 5: 16) Don't let sin, doubt, and fear weaken the power that is available to you. Talk with God today. He wants to hear from you. Don't rely on your feelings, but rather live strong in your faith in God. Foster your relationship with Him via prayer. God desires an intimate relationship with you,
Whom is prayer for? Why should we pray? Why should we have specific place for prayer sometimes? What do we need to pray effectively? How does forgiveness affect our prayer lives? How can we be sure God hears our prayers? How does the Power of Prayer transform lives? In this award-winning book, I will answer these seven questions and share with you some of the blessings that result from a purposeful and powerful prayer life. If you desire to experience God's power in your life or the life of someone you love. Read this book and inspire your prayer life today.
Williams answers a lot of the questions that many have about what prayer actually is, if it works, and why it may seem like God is not listening — when in fact He really is. Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite "Horace has a way of pushing you into a deeper prayer life. In his book, “Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life” If you’re ready to break strongholds, grow closer to God, learn more about the power of prayer and how to hear from our Heavenly Father then you need to read this book". -Elaine Mingus, Radical Christian Woman "What a great resource! Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life is a wonderful book from Horace Williams. Packed with scriptural truth, instruction, and illustrations, this book is a great resource for believers." -Melanie Redd, Ministry of Hope
For decades my parents prayed and hoped that I would follow them into Christian ministry. However, I resisted with every fiber of my being. I believed that being in service to Christ meant giving up all of my freedom. I was afraid that if I committed my life to Christ fully, I would end up in a jungle somewhere fearing for my life. It wasn't until I was lying in that hospital room that God confirmed to me that He wanted my heart and to trust Him. All the monies in the world could not prevent what happened to me or heal my body. That being said, I want to live for Christ now. It's my prayer that my life is an honor to Him. I want to share my testimony of faith in my Savior, Jesus Christ and draw others closer to God.
Years and years my parents continued in pray for me. It was their hope for as long as I could remember that my heart would not only turn towards Jesus completely, but that I would live to serve Him. They hurt deeply watching me experience a stroke over eight years years ago, However, the joy in my mother's eyes as she began to see my heart for God and my desire to be salt and light drawing people closer to Him is priceless. It is my prayer that my Savior will continue to use my life to glorify Him.. I share this today to remind you to never give up praying for that loved one who needs Christ Jesus in their lives. There is divine power in prayer-a power that transforms and changes lives for the better. Be encouraged friend, and KEEP ON PRAYING...
I never really took talking with God serious. It wasn't until I was flat on my back in a hospital bed lying there helpless as a newborn baby. I've learned that God is available to talk with us at any time-not just in times of need. How would you feel if the only time you heard from loved ones is when they needed or wanted something? Prayer helps you in fostering your relationship with God. It is a way for you to begin understand Him when He speaks to you via His Word. Spending time is the best investment of your time in any day. Talk with God. He is waiting to hear from you.
Exquisite Faith is something that God develops in us over time. As He brings us through trials and tests- our faith grows stronger each day We no longer are hoping He hears our prayers . We can have unwavering confidence that He hears our prayers when we seek His will. God wants to use us for His glory. Everything that takes place in our lives is all part of His plan and purpose. So when we go to God in prayer, we must go boldly before His throne of grace believing He will hear our prayers. Seek God daily and let Him transform your life!
Prayer is not only for preachers and pastors. Prayer is for everyone who has accepted Christ as their Savior. Are you talking with Him daily? Did you thank Him for waking you this morning. Tell God what is on your heart. Every relationship needs communication to flourish, and your relationship with Jesus is the most important in your life. He has shown you His unconditional love by His sacrifice on the cross. He showers you with His grace and mercy every day you are blessed to walk this earth So no matter how busy you are, or what difficulties you may be facing, humble yourself and pray. Make talking with God a priority in your life and you will experience a peace that ONLY He can bless you with each day
Waiting can be difficult at times. You wait for test results. You wait at the doctor's office, at the store. Wait, wait, wait. Waiting to hear an answer to your prayers can be trying at times. You wonder if God is hearing you? In my book I will share with you several reasons why you may not receive an answer from God just yet. The answers may surprise you...
I thank God for my mother every day. For all the mothers out there who are praying for their children-don't stop praying and NEVER GIVE UP! My mother continued in prayer for me for years. She prayed that I would have a desire to live for Christ so that He was glorified. Almost 2 years after my stroke in 2010, I realized I needed to recommit my life to Christ and live for Him. I have even written a book on the power of prayer. It was God who prompted me to write this book to encourage hearts, and remind Christians to stay on their knees and talk with Him. So, mothers keep on praying God's will for your children, trust His divine wisdom, and watch Him go to work. Have a blessed Mothers Day weekend! May God encourage your heart and shower you with the strength to continue in prayer for those you love.
This is part of the subtitle for the book I am currently working on titled, The Furnace of Affliction. Keep an eye out for the cover reveal. People look at me crazy when I tell them my stroke was the best thing that ever happened to me apart from my salvation in Christ. God used the debilitating stroke to develop my faith in Him. Prior to that my focus was on making an income of six-figures and winning awards. I was putting my faith in money rather than God. I still battle with chronic nerve pain as a result of the stroke. However, my pain is a constant reminder of my humanness. It also reminds me that I have a Savior who loves me and wants to keep me on the path HE has for me . I can talk with Him at any time. He reveals Himself to me as I spend time in His Word. My relationship with Christ has never been stronger or more intimate. That does not mean everything is easy, by no means is that the case . Knowing that God is in control, gives me comfort in the midst of my pain.
SIN. Unconfessed and habitual sin prevents God from hearing the prayers of those who know Christ. As a Christian, you have a personal relationship God. However, God is holy and cannot tolerate sin. Yes, your sins have been forgiven and are covered by the blood from the cross. That being said, when you live in habitual and unconfessed sin, God cannot hear your prayers. Go to God with a repentant heart-seeking His will, and He WILL hear your prayers. "Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear. 2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His ]face from you so that He does not hear." (Isaiah 59:1-2)
As Palm Sunday is recognized this weekend, remember all that Jesus has done for you. Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey that day. This was in preparation of the Passover celebration,and preceded the Lord's Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples. He was betrayed by Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane.. He was crucified on a cross,and 3 days later He rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of Almighty God. Now, because of His sacrifice, we have access to our Heavenly Father via prayer. Make it a priority to spend time with your Savior. Seek His forgiveness,and thank Him for all He has done and continues to do in your life.
With the tragedies that seem to take place on an almost weekly basis, prayer gives you hope. We may never understand the things that take place in our lives or the ones we care about. However, we must remember that God is in control and He loves you unconditionally . He wants you to come to Him, rely on and put your complete trust in Him. He never promised things would be easy, but never doubt His love for you. Remember the sacrifice He gave on the cross. He is watching over you waiting for you to come and talk with Him. Go to God today and share what's on your heart. Seek Him and you will find. Be well my friend and God bless you.
The " New Year." What does the New Year you mean to you? There are many of us who are ready to turn the page. Maybe you had more lows than highs last year, and you are ready for a fresh start. As you begin this brand-new year, have you talked with God about His plan for you this year? Everything that takes place in your life is all part of God's plan. He was never caught off guard or surprised by what took place last year. It was all part of His perfect plan. He wants you to trust Him. So as you begin setting your goals and making your plans this year, go to God diligently with perseverance. Ask God to give you a word for the New Year to carry with you all year long. This is a powerful way to stay in His will throughout all the trials, tests, and decisions you will face going forward. You will have confidence as you progress through the year knowing that you are in God's will. Seek to glorify Him in all that you do in the New Year! Be well friend and God bless.
Even in your darkest times and through your hardest struggles, God is always near. Tell Him what's on your heart. Embrace what He wants to reveal to you from His holy word. He is waiting to hear from you. The holidays may not always be a time of joy for you or someone you know. Talk with God today. Share with Him the anxiety, fear, pain, sorrow , or hurt that you feel.. He will bring a you comfort and joy that only He can provide... when you seek Him.
As the holiday season is now upon you, it is easy to get pulled and pointed in every direction. This can leave your spirit feeling drained, and some may even feel discouraged during the holidays. As a Christian, there is extraordinary,divine power available to you. You can access this amazing power through prayer. Spending quality time talking with God will invigorate, refresh, and inspire your spirit. It was also draw you closer to Christ as we celebrate His birth this month. Don't let the busyness of the holiday season drain you. Go to God with a humble heart. Ask Him to energize your soul with His transforming power. Talk with Jesus today.
Do you do what seems right in your eyes and then ask God to bless your actions? Or are you immersing yourself in His Word seeking His will? The more quality time you spend meditating on what God has to say to you, your heart begins to desire what He wants. Your thoughts and actions begin to transform and your mind is being renewed. (Romans 12:2) The essence of your prayers begin to change as they become aligned with God's will. When your prayers are aligned with God's will, He hears your prayers. (Psalm 37:4)
Patience is something that is a constant struggle for myself. Patiently waiting for answered prayer can be extremely difficult. However, God asks you to trust Him. He wants what is best for you. You can only see a small part of God's plan. He is working behind the scenes because of His love for you. When you go to God in prayer, ask yourself if your prayers are aligned with His will, He will give you the desires of your heart.(Psalm 37:4) God's love is unconditional and His timing is always perfect.
Once I understood the privilege and the opportunity that I have to talk with God, I speak with Him all the time Talking with God transforms how you live your life. Just like with anyone that you love, when you spend time with them, you want to please them in everything you do. Yes you can go to God with your requests, but He also wants to talk with you. Spend time communing with Him,. Still your heart and listen for what He wants to say to you.As you spend time in God's word, ask Him to show you what He wants to reveal to you. He has a specific plan and purpose for your life..
Prayer allows us to commune with God at any time day or night. You have access to God's amazing power via prayer. I have experienced God's power in my own life. I have gone from my left side being paralyzed from a stroke 7 years ago to an award-winning author. It is only by God's amazing power and undeserved grace that this could have happened.
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