Inspirational illustration of Philippians 1:4-5

I Pray For You:

Good Afternoon Christlike Ministries NWA Family!

As you can see, we’re already able to see the fruit that’s come from changing the daily devotional to a weekly one, and that’s because I’m free for the rest of the week to write as the Lord leads.  There’s been a lot of good Bible scripture to post today, and as many of you know I’ve already been hard at work posting a lot more today then I have.  I’m also not stressed out about getting a devotional message posted, and that means I’m able to write more freely.  I haven’t written under The Pastor’s Heart for quite a while, and this is just another benefit to having the freedom to write when the anointing is there like it has been today.

So, I know that I have asked you to pray for me, but did you know that I don’t ask you to do anything for me that I don’t do myself for you?  Paul writes in Philippians 1:4-5 (NIV) “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”, and I want you all to know that we are all partnered together in the Christlike Ministries NWA Family.  There are a few of you that have been gracious enough to sow into Christlike Ministries NWA, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that and how much it blesses me.

From the beginning of this ministry I’ve considered those that hit the like, follow, or join buttons family, and I want you to know that I really do pray for you and I pray over the things that you bring to my attention.  I’m glad to bring your petitions, and the things that you are believing God for before Him.  It’s an important part of the bonds of unity between believers, and it’s important that when we say we’re going to pray for someone…we really do it.  We need to make that a genuine part of who we are because as you well know people don’t care what you know until they know you care…and as you also know by following me for any length of time that care for others needs to be real, genuine, and authentic or it won’t really work.

I see it all the time in comments on people’s posts that have real, legitimate prayer needs whether it be for healing or some kind of financial breakthrough or whatever it is, and there are always dozens of comments.  It’s important when we feel the Holy Spirit poking our hearts enough to comment on a prayer request that we don’t just nonchalantly say “praying for you”…and then go on to the next post.  We really (and I’m including myself in this) need to pray for those we commit to praying for, and that’s because it is just a good thing to get into the habit of doing.

How many of you know that we’re to pray without ceasing?  There is always someone or something to pray for or about.  So, I just want to let you know that when I say I’m praying for you or when you bring a prayer request to my attention…I really do pray for you.  I am so thankful for all of you, and I appreciate every one of you that is committed to praying for my ministry, my family, and for me.  At the end of every one of these blog posts I always insert a contact form with a drop down menu.  If you have prayer needs you are always welcome to contact me directly at christlikeministriesarkansas@yahoo.com or pastorbryankizer@outlook.com.  If you are a friend or follow me on Facebook or Twitter you are always welcome to message me directly with prayer requests, and please know that when I say I’m praying for you…I really am and I really do pray for you.

Have a blessed day in the Lord, and God bless you!

Blessings & Grace to you!

Pastor B

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