The Real Conflict: Prayer for the Border Situation

It’s all over the news. Everywhere one looks, especially recently and in the political sphere of life, masses of people from Central America are now making their way to the wall between Mexico and the US—something that is filling people here in the states with a plethora of emotions and stark political views. Continue reading

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Dying for Christ: Giving all for the Gospel

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John Allen Chau passed away recently when traveling to a remote island to share the Gospel.

Recently, a man named John Allen Chau was murdered by tribespeople after traveling to their remote island in hopes of sharing the Gospel. Continue reading

Where I’m At: Being Led by the Holy Spirit

Hi guys, I hope your thanksgiving was great!

I just wanted to honestly write about where I’m at right now, and what the Holy Spirit has been showing me.

Lately, I have felt more and more like this blog is a chore. More of a duty than a passion, more of just something to get done instead of something to invest in and enjoy. I have come face to face with these feelings, leaving me in tears and asking Jesus why it feels this way, again (it has happened multiple times).

Call it what you want—getting burnt out on ministry, becoming legalistic. But one thing the Lord showed me is that I always get this way when I am trying to do things in my own power, according to my own understanding. When I do this, writing for the blog feels heavy, burdensome, and oppressive.

I need the Holy Spirit to work in and through me on this blog—or else it is no longer the Spirit’s work, and is just the rambling of some legalistic girl.

I need to allow Jesus to lead, guide, and work through me on here, or I will always get burnt out.

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Jesus’ yoke is easy; His burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30). I’m the one making it heavy.

As I continue blogging here on this blog, please pray that I would do so by God’s leading and power—and that my passion for simply praying over these Chibok girls and other prayer requests would remain hot instead of growing cold. Thanks, friends.

In Love,

Annalee

Prayers for Chicago & The Watts Murder Case

The news around my home has been particularly grave, as of late. Christopher Watts, a man who seemed to be a loving husband and father of 3, murdered his pregnant wife and two children in August. Today in Colorado, he was given life in prison, plus some, for his crimes, and heard from his wife’s family as well as his own about how his callous, cold-blooded acts have ruined the lives of so many.

If this was not enough, there was a shooting today in Chicago, which killed at least two people, including the gunman, while at least two others were wounded. Both of these crimes were obviously ultimately propagated by satan; and tonight, I would like to pray for those being completely ruined by the evil acts of only a couple of people.

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Oh Lord God. Our hearts hurt tonight for those in Chicago, as well as for those affected by the acts of Christopher Watts. Dear Jesus, we ask that You would turn even these disgusting acts and make them for the good of those who love You (Genesis 50:20), as well as comforting, leading, and guiding those who are completely heartbroken.

Thank You, Jesus, for this.
In Your Name we pray,
Amen.”


Do you know Jesus?

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20)

Learn more about the God who takes the worst of the worst, and turns them for the good, here.

 

 

To Be Blessed

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Tonight, I watched a 700 Club movie called “Miraculous Blessings.”

In it, the hosts of the show, Pat Robinson and Scott Ross, spoke a lot about recieving the blessing of God on our lives. As he spoke, he said, “To be blessed, you must be blessable.” This could start to sound like bad theology, but I believe He was referring to how God will not bless sin in our lives. He even said that, in His own way.

I believe these words are something we all need to hear. This does not mean that you need to “earn” God’s blessings, but He longs to bless those who are obedient to Him! Obedience always results in blessing from Him. What does He ask us to do? Love Him, and love those around us (Mark 12:30-31).

The ultimate blessing from Jesus is closeness to Jesus. To be in the center of His Hands is the safest, most blessed place to be. Do not believe that the absence of God’s discipline in your life is Him saying it’s okay.
Jesus Loves you– if you are running from Him in any area, turn back to Him now! Allow Him to bless you with His Presence. ❤

Learn more about Jesus here!