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Today’s #IKnowHim story was submitted by Stan Garrison, who shares how God revealed Himself while in the midst of a heartbreaking season. Even while Stan remains in the trenches of this difficult time in his family’s life, Stan was led to remind others that God is here, He is good, and He is always on the move. 

If you were inspired by Stan’s story be sure to leave him some encouragement and share his testimony! Have you experienced God in a powerful way? We want to hear your story as well! Click here for more information on how to share your #IKnowHim story. 

#IKnowHim from IKnowHim on Vimeo.

Written by Sydney Clark and produced by Blake Cartrite of Simple and Historic.

This video has been in the works for several months and we are so excited to finally launch it into the world. The ministry of this video has had a covering of prayer and every single person that will watch it has had someone intercede on their behalf.  We are believing that God will use this video to GATHER. That He would gather those that believe to those that have yet to know Him. We are praying that followers of Jesus are inspired to boldly share what God has done for them, and for hearts and minds everywhere to reflect on what a relationship with Him means. We would love for you to share this video to help us spread the message of the Gospel far and wide.

The #IKnowHim video is available as a resource for ministry, contact us for more information.

Let us know how this video inspired you! We are so encouraged by your support and are always excited to hear how God is moving through the #IKnowHim community!

 

Tragically, our nation has experienced a great loss this week. The #IKNOWHIM blog team wanted to communicate a few things.

We are heartbroken for the loss of lives in Orlando.

We are also heartbroken about the darkness that led a soul to take so many lives.

We have hope because of the light of Christ.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.   John 1:5

This week each blog post has reflected on the name of God, Emmanuel, which means “God with us.”  Today, and in the days to come, as families and loved ones continue to grieve the loss of life we want to pray for God to be with Orlando.

Emmanuel, in this dark sinful world you walked on our dirt. You dwelt in our mess. Even being perfect and sinless you experienced our pain and grief first hand. Emmanuel, you did this because you LOVE us. You offered us hope when we did not deserve it. Emmanuel, God WITH us, you are FOR us. We cry out for your hope to fill the darkness.

 Lord Jesus, be with Orlando. By the power of your Holy Spirit fill each devastated heart with the comfort and encouragement of your presence. Through the Body of Christ Jesus please be a tangible source of hope for those who are suffering.

Please continue to pray with us that those who are suffering will experience hope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My son has this praying thing down. He will not let any meal happen without a prayer. He will not sleep without a prayer.  At meal times he prays for the same thing. Food, family members, and that he got to go to the library that day (which isn’t always the case).  At bedtime he prays for family members, good days, and a dinosaur.  I love that praying is a habit for him.  I love that prayer is also a habit for me.

Without a doubt praying is one of the most impactful spiritual disciplines I can engage in because it puts me in direct communication with God. Prayer changes everything. Why?

First, because I am forced to focus and give my undivided attention to the most important relationship I have.  I notice a difference in my relationship with my family if I stop what I am doing and look at them when we are having a conversation.  I am communicating to them that they are the most important thing happening in that moment.  Communicating with God through prayer is one way of placing Him first in my life.  He is the priority.

A second reason that prayer is so important to me is that it often brings to my attention who God is.  God is sovereign…he is in control! He is loving…he listens to me!  He is a shepherd…he guides and disciplines me!  In different seasons of my life God reveals his character to me in different ways.  Prayer helps me to communicate to God with that in mind.

The third reason prayer is valuable to me is that I can talk to God.  Praying to God gives me the opportunity to communicate with my Savior.  I am able to bring glory to His name by worshipping Him in prayer.  He has blessed me abundantly and through these times of communication I can thank him for the gifts and opportunities he is giving to me.

Fourth, I can get real with God during prayer, confessing sins and weaknesses that I need His help to overcome.  Prayer gives me the opportunity to not only ask for his guidance and help for my own life but for others.  I can intercede for those who are hurting or in need and know that God hears and will respond.

The final reason prayer changes things for me is that I am given an opportunity to listen to what God is telling me.  To be still and listen is so challenging for me.  I seem to prefer to fill my head with my own words instead of reflecting on His words – the words he has communicated with me through Scripture, through spiritual leaders, and loved ones.  In prayer I can listen to and reflect on what He says to me.  Psalm 85:8 says “I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—but let them not turn to folly.”

Prayer changes everything for me because I have a relationship with my Creator. I cannot imagine the condition of my relationship with God if I were not given the opportunity to pray. Growing in my relationship with God is important; therefore, communicating with Him is essential. Prayer changes everything.

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”  1 Chronicles 16:11

Amy

 

The #IKnowHim team is prayerfully anticipating God to move powerfully this Easter weekend. As we celebrate in the ultimate sacrifice in remembrance on this Good Friday, we’ve put together a playlist of the songs that we are playing all weekend to help us meditate on what Jesus has done for us. What are some songs that you have on repeat during Easter? Leave us some worship inspiration in the comment section! Praying you all are powerfully moved by the presence of God this weekend. HE IS RISEN!

https://open.spotify.com/user/traesweatt/playlist/2L5zWFzTb3DwMGVjvB1IQ2

Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Whitney joins the #IKnowHim team. Hear the incredible story of how God has prepared her for just a time as this. Don’t forget to introduce yourself in the comment section, and let us know how God has prepared you for something big in your life! Let’s share our testimonies of God’s faithfulness to always lead us right where He wants us.

The Leading: Part 2 (with Whitney Porter) from IKnowHIM on Vimeo.

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