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4 Powers of Prayer

In my previous blog post I mentioned 5 steps you can take to begin your walk with Christ. Having an active prayer life is one of them but for me personally, it’s the one I struggled with the most when I first gave my life to Christ. I felt so silly doing it and therefore didn’t invest enough time or energy in building a strong prayer life. And that was a BIG mistake because prayer has power!

Today I want to focus on 4 Powers of Prayer that can be found in the first four lines of The Lord’s Prayer:

In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.” 

(Matthew 6:9-10)

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5 steps to begin your walk with Christ

Yesterday, as we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus, I got overwhelmed by gratitude for the new beginning we’ve been given through Him.

“What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Jesus gave His life for us and He is simply waiting on us to give our life to Him. Just the thought of that can be overwhelming and you might be unsure of where to begin. I recently gave my life to Christ and even though I’m still a work in progress, I want to share 5 practical steps that have helped and continue to help me in my walk with Christ.

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Dare To Bloom

At the beginning of 2016 I thought about what my word of the year would be. BLOOM immediately came to mind. Such a simple but powerful word.

Imagine a field of flowers unapologetically blooming right where they are. Or a single flower blooming, surrounded by nothing but weeds. Now that spring has arrived I see flowers all around me and it puts a smile on my face. Not just because of their beauty but also because of the process that I know they went through to get to that beautiful bloom.

A process that started with a seed that has grown with time, determination and gentle care. A seed was also sown in me. A seed of change, of a fresh start, of love, of hope. After carefully watering that seed, I’m ready to bloom because as Anaïs Nin said so beautifully: “The day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.”

With Find Inner Beauty I want to inspire you to BLOOM with me. Wherever you are planted, whichever season you are in, no matter how many thorns surround you or how little sunshine you have gotten. All you have to do is dare to bloom…