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Any Seat is the Best Seat in the House of the Lord


One Sunday afternoon, I watched the Periscope of a pastor I had never seen before. Every word of his message was powerful and ministered to me greatly. It was just what I needed, when I needed it. From time to time, the person who was recording the scope panned the sanctuary. I noticed there were about nine people sitting in the first two pews. But the three pews in the back of the church were packed. And there were seven or eight rows of empty pews between the front and the back. I got so distracted by these empty pews that I decided it would be best to listen to the sermon and not watch it.

The presence of God was truly in that sanctuary. By the time the pastor was coming to the close of his message, everyone was standing and praising the Lord. And people came to the altar for prayer. I dare not reason why the physical distance in that particular congregation was so pronounced. But I think about those “back of the church” seats I occupied throughout my Christian walk. Here are a few reasons why I sat in the back:

— Before I accepted the Lord in my life and couldn’t say no to invitations from friends.
— So I could tip out at will for other appointments.
— To be seen clocking in and out.
— Whenever I yielded to sin, felt guilty and/or unworthy to be in the house of God.
— When I was bound with depression.
— Mad at God for not fixing my stuff on my schedule.

One time I sat so far in the back of the church that my seat was in my car in the parking lot. But the day came when I changed my mind about the need to occupy the back seat. I was a new Christian dealing with an emotional challenge and had skipped church for a few weeks. I was nursing and rehearsing that episode with a lack of faith. Then when I felt some conviction and decided to go to church, I sat on the last row, end seat. I figured I could tip out after I felt I had fulfilled my Christian duty and due diligence of “forsaking not the assembling with other believers.” But the presence of the Lord hung in the sanctuary long after praise and worship. So much so that I can’t even remember the pastor’s message. I experienced a constant, overwhelming joy and all I could do was weep and thank God for touching my heart. I couldn’t wait until there was an altar call to seal the deliverance.

Now I will sit in the last pew, last seat in the sanctuary if I HAVE to. But I like to sit as close to the altar as possible. I pray that in the future, the people in that Periscope, the members of that body of believers, will honor the shepherd of the house by sitting closer as he delivers the Word of the Lord to them. But I know that when the Spirit of the Lord is in the house of God, He fills every inch of the room. God won’t force you to receive Him, or praise and worship Him. People can purposefully sit in the back seat, last row, whatever, and put on a spiritual haz-mat suit if they want to. But when you are willing to receive from Him, He can touch and heal you of whatever, whenever and wherever you are.

“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
Psalm 84:10

Areli MediaWorks  |  2016
http://www.praywhatgodsays.weebly.com

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Little Book, Big Prayers – Free eBooks


You can download a free copy of the 4-book series “Little Book, Big Prayers”  ONLY at Smashwords.com.

Between now and December 31st, use the 100% OFF Coupons before checkout. As you add each book into the shopping cart, enter the coupon number then adjust the total. Feel free to share with family and friends.

“Spiritual Growth”
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FREE COUPON: SD93M

“Mental and Physical Wholeness”
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FREE COUPON: UF37T

“Career and Finances”
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FREE COUPON: WF63V

 “Intercession for the Body of Christ.”
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FREE COUPON: CP27B

The “Little Book, Big Prayers” series along with my other prayer book titles are available at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and the Apple iBook stores. Visit the Pray What God Says website’s bookstore for quick access to buy buttons for all retailers.

Christine Brooks Martin, author
Pray What God Says
Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith
He That Healeth Thee
Christine’s Short-Shorts
Little Book, Big Prayers (4-book series)

Areli MediaWorks | 2013

Little Book, Big Prayers – Book Launch


Today, October 27th is the release of my prayer book series “Little Book, Big Prayers.” To celebrate the book launch, you can download a free copy of each eBook ONLY at Smashwords.com. Between now and Sunday, November 4th, use the 100% OFF Coupons before checkout. As you add each book into the shopping cart, enter the coupon number then adjust the total. I pray that each book will be a blessing in your life. Feel free to share with family and friends.

The first book in the series is entitled “Spiritual Growth.”
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FREE COUPON: SD93M

Learn how to pray the scriptures over your circumstances for spiritual growth and development. Enhance your prayer life while building your faith and confidence in the word of God. Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ as you embrace the covenant promises found in the scriptures. The prayers will help you:
–Know and understand your place in the Kingdom of God
–Yield the fruit of the Spirit in your life
–Fulfill your purpose and destiny
–Understand and walk in the will of God
–Develop & build healthy relationships
–Experience mental, physical & spiritual transformation

“Mental and Physical Wholeness” is the second in the 4-book series.
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FREE COUPON: UF37T

Speaking scriptural prayers over your circumstances will facilitate spiritual growth while enhancing your prayer life. Learn how to pray for deliverance and healing from emotional or physical challenges. Say what God says about you. Embrace what God says about you to transition from brokenness to mental and physical health and well-being. You can:
–Change what you think, say and do about your circumstances
–Agree with God to overcome addiction, rejection and abuse
–Develop and experience healthy relationships
–Experience mental & physical health, peace, success and liberty

“Career and Finances” is the third in the 4-book series.
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FREE COUPON: WF63V

Learn how to declare the scriptures over your career and finances while building your faith and confidence in God. You can receive His guidance and direction for your career path. Your life can change from indebtedness and lack, to prosperity and well-being when you embrace the covenant promises found in the word or God.
–Declaring the word of God will help you:
–Experience more commitment and confidence
–Learn to make better decisions about your career & finances
–Learn the significance of putting God first in your life
–Overcome insecurity and understand & fulfill your purpose
–Experience natural and spiritual promotion & blessings
–Understand the importance of service & stewardship

The 4th book is “Intercession for the Body of Christ.”
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FREE COUPON: CP27B

The scripture-based affirmations can help you learn to intercede for others. The world is changed through intercession and it is the life and strength of the church. We have an assignment individually and corporately to pray for the manifestation of the glory of God to come upon the Body of Christ. Declare the word of God for:
–Church growth
–Evangelism & Revival
–Restoration of family values & relationships
–Spiritual gifts
–Spiritual leaders and those in authority
–Unity in the Body of Christ

The “Little Book, Big Prayers” series along with my other prayerbook titles are available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and the Apple iBook stores. Visit the Pray What God Says website’s bookstore for quick access to buy buttons for all retailers.

Christine Brooks Martin, author
Pray What God Says
Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith
He That Healeth Thee
Christine’s Short-Shorts
Little Book, Big Prayers (4-book series)

Areli MediaWorks | 2013

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