Asking for Prayers for the Next Step

38 thoughts on “Asking for Prayers for the Next Step”

  1. Hi Julie !
    I read this post after I had spent the morning contemplating the meaning of ‘heart’ in the Bible. It is mentioned 826 times, and the word ‘brain’ is not mentioned at all.
    The heart represents our true inner selves, the home of our emotions, desires and longings.
    I am praying for you as you make this decision in your life.
    I pray that our Lord will guide you and give you discernment.

    🤗🌷

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    1. Julie

      Out of the mouths of babes, right? I, too, have wondered if becoming a pastor would be a calling for you. It seems as if that path could become a possibility. I will be praying for clarity for you as to your next step Christ. Love you my friend.

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      1. Love you too my sister! Your wondering and others have thought before I asked for prayer. So many ways He is speaking. I will update you as I am able. Thank you so much for these prayers. They are 🎁.

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  2. I am praying for you Julie. Asking God to make it clear, speak to you, and write his message on your heart.
    I know without a doubt that this is not a problem for our God, just our human selves not always recognizing Him.
    I love you, support you, and will lift you every time you come into my thoughts.
    God’s Got This!

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  3. How exciting! Well, I can tell you dear Julie, that when God opens a door, we best walk through it. Over a year ago, He called me in a whole new direction. I was counseling and mentoring women, when He opened up ministry to children. I said yes, and He has made the way for me. While there are moments especially in the beginning when I said, “what was I thinking?” But following those moments was joy over what I saw Him doing in children’s lives. I will pray for you as God leads. I pray now that His peace will guide you, that there will be wise counsel around you, and that you will recognize the door He is opening that no man can shut. Be in peace just knowing that your desire to please Him, is precious. Blessings to you and your sweet family! ♥

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    1. Letting this sink in. Thank you, Jacquie. Thank you so much for sharing with me AND for prayers. Yes, Lord, wise counsel and ability to recognize the door as it opens that no man can shut. May God bless you on your book journey, sister. Love in Christ, Julie

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  4. So happy for you and praying for your every step. I already know what an amazing leader you are and I can’t wait to see where God is taking you next. Love you!

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  5. Hi Julie
    I will be praying God’s will for you, I have been in journey to be License Local Pastor, and you are correct it is not an easy journey to say the last. When I answer the call from God these words “Here am I, send me” little did I know that the difficult road is still in front of me. The closer we get to our Lord, the darts from the devil come flying. I have had family members disown me because of my calling. What through a time of marriage problem (we went through counseling for quite sometime). My oldest daughter health became even worst and last week we found out that she has a tumor inside of her adrenal gland, we will found out when surgery will be. However, through all of this and more I have seen the hands of God at work through me as I have preach His word. My battle belongs to the Lord, victory is His Now and Forever.

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    1. Eileen, thank you so much for sharing the way He led you and the way the devil wants to thwart what He has done. Yes, victorious in every battle because of Him. I will fast from social media this weekend to hear Him, prayerfully clearly. I am so very sorry to hear about your daughter. If you are able let me know when her surgery is so that I may join in prayer. Love in Christ, Julie

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  6. Julie, I love Jackson’s frankness, “Mom, you should be a preacher not a computer teacher. You can still write books and stuff.”. He is a poet and doesn’t know it! And, he is spot on. You can still write books & stuff. Being an author & speaker? You do that now, just not w/ clerical credentials. Will be praying for you to hear God’s directive clearly. The Rose Knows that you will be inspiring and successful at anything God leads you to.

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  7. This is exciting! I am honored to join you in prayer as you set before God this next step. I love how you said “the world is an exposed nerve.” God is on the move and is ready to do a new a new thing. Blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you so much brother. Lord, hear our prayers that I seek Your will be done, that I need a clear sign from You. I will fast from social media this weekend and listen to heaven. I will update you as I am able.

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  8. Julie, we as Christ-followers definitely live on the “edge” when we say, “God use me!” Isaiah didn’t ask for details when God requested. He said, “Here am I!” So many times I request so much of my Heavenly Papa and forget that all I should sometimes pray is, “use me”. He’s using YOU. Some of my own family (even after being raised in a minister’s family ~Grandpa) would call me too “zealot” or perhaps even weird because I talk with Jesus, walk with Jesus, ….he’s with me everywhere! Not in a box! And you are hearing him clearly. Perhaps it’s the world that is getting on OUR last nerve and Christ is calling loudly for those, like you, to boldly step out on a new platform of faith. I would love to hear you speak and wish to delve into your writing more. You ooze of his love. You share it so naturally. You are a gifted communicator. And I join you and all your supporters in a prayer of solidarity on your next step. What exciting times as God MOVES in the hearts of his creations. Love, peace, and hugs 💚❤️ 🙏🏻

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    1. Oh Karla, I am taking all of this outpouring of love and Godly encouragement to the throne. I thank you sweet sister. Your way with Jesus is so natural, like breathing. You don’t hold your breath, and you don’t withhold from Him. I too need to dig further into your writing. (Insert deep breath here). I am excited, overwhelmed and feel needy like the young child asking Dad are we there yet? And yet, I thank you for joining me in prayers for discernment. For He will speak into me as He spoke the stars into existence. Sending you soggy blessings from a thunder-rainy PA. Love in Christ, Julie

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      1. I feel your every word. And I’m taking deep breaths with you. HE will indeed speak. And he knows you’re listening. Our thunder-rainy days in MO has resulted in some summer-like pleasant few days so I’m sending you sunshine ☀️ and love!

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  9. Julie,
    I am excited for you. I think that you would make a good pastor. If the Lord is calling you, then he will prepare a way for it to come to be.
    Would you need to go to Seminary, if so, how long?
    I will be praying for wisdom for you.
    Love, Lori

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    1. Oh dear Lori your prayers are part of an entire circle of God’s power and wisdom surrounding me. I have questions to ask our pastor. But first, I will stand with the praying army and seek Him this weekend. Love, Julie

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  10. Oh, Julie, sending prayers your way! When He calls, best we listen and hold on tight. Proverbs 16:3 is a significant verse in our family, by the way. Six years ago, my husband Joe felt led to start his dream handyman business. We both decided the cards and van decals must have a verse. I landed on Proverbs 16:3. It summed up so well what we wanted to convey and has proven itself again and again. May it do the same for you! And PS How awesome is it that I didn’t get a chance to read this till today? God used this post to remind me of His promise just when I most needed to hear it! Thank you and blessings! ❤

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    1. Oh wow! God is good and ALWAYS working for our good if we love Him, which you do. Thank you sister. what is amazing is I gave that Proverb to someone else last week before it applied to me this week. I love that you are praying for me. God is confirming in so many ways. I will be with God and my husband this weekend to seek His direction. I will keep you posted Marisa 🙂

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  11. Julie, whether you preach from a pulpit or not, God has certainly gifted you to be an enthusiastic and compelling communicator of His truth, a bold woman of faith, a person full of zeal and love for the Lord, and a prayer warrior with a real heart for others. These are commendable qualities alone but also little guide stones that could be marking the path into ministry. Either way, you already have a mission and vision, both God-given gifts that will stand you in good stead. I’m excited at the thought of you following this potential calling, and know you will continue to be a huge inspiration and blessing to many. God is with you, you will not fail. And I’m also joining the protective prayer circle as you seek for wisdom to discern the way ahead. Blessings and love. xo 💜

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    1. Oh Lord thank you for Joy, a woman of God You placed in my life. And Joy, I am tucking your words of Godly encouragement in my heart, no matter if I preach from the pulpit or not. And wow! God is growing that protective circle of praying sisters and brothers. Thank you so much for coming around me to pray. I will keep you posted. Love, Julie

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  12. Catching up to you Julie. Our life journey manages to take us to a door from time-to-time. With God’s invitation, we will find another life opportunity to experience. It may be short-term or long-term. God’s peace and prayers.

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