Prayer and Praise


 posted by: Albin Siby on 9/18/2018

I'm addicted to sexual sins,getting angry , pride, unbelief, hypocrisy, laziness, lack of sincereity towards God, and lack of repentance ,etc., that I've been committing for long time. I'm bound in chains of darkness and addicted... Read More

Sis. Mary Johnson-McFarland

 posted by: Ebenezer United Methodist Church on 9/12/2018

The Ebenezer UMC Family lifts the Johnson Family in prayer. We pray for comfort, understanding, guidance, strength, and peace during this very difficult time at the loss of your beloved sister, Mary Johnson-McFarland. Read More



I have been depressed for many years now.I have always had mental problems, social problems, and other challenging circumstances in my life. I always had problems talking with the opposite sex, maintaining friendships with people, not just women.... Read More

prayer request

 posted by: li cross on 9/1/2018

Not to lost my job in the Administration Wing to preach the gospel. Read More

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2nd 3rd job

 posted by: anonymous old lady on 8/28/2018

I need a 2nd & 3rd job because every job I have ever done has been automated and I am 60 years old and need to make enough money to pay rent for a place to live. I need God to remove the obstacles in not having experience or the right... Read More

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Do It Because You Don’t Want To


Do It Because You Don’t Want To 

“But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified” (1 Corinthians 9:27).
IT’S HEALTHY TO DO SOMETHING EVERY DAY THAT WE REALLY DON’T WANT TO DO — JUST FOR THE EXERCISE. There is a great benefit in PRACTICING the art of self-discipline, that is, engaging in it regularly just for the sake of building our mental muscles.
When Paul said that he “disciplined” his body and brought it into “subjection,” he spoke of something that requires a bit of unpleasantness from time to time. By its very nature, training requires us to get out of our comfort zone. If we never call upon our “muscles” to do anything more than what they want to do, then we never gain the ability to do anything more than that. It’s just that simple. And so we ought to look for opportunities to do things that we don’t want to do. It’s one good way that we grow.
Have you ever watched someone “exercising”? Many of the bodily movements by which strength and agility are developed would be ridiculous if we did them for any reason other than training or exercise. Take sit-ups, for example. There is only one reason to do sit-ups: TO MAKE YOUR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES DO THINGS THEY DON’T WANT TO DO. No one would ever do it for any other reason except training . . . practice . . . exercise . . . discipline. When you do sit-ups, you’re demonstrating that you grasp one of life’s great principles: THERE IS VALUE IN DOING THINGS THAT DON’T WANT TO BE DONE.
Nothing is more valuable than to have our faculties — mental and spiritual, as well as physical — trained and ready to respond to important needs. But having faculties that will respond to important needs is not something that happens overnight or without any effort. When the big tests of life come along, we won’t be ready for them if we haven’t been training for them before then. So today, if there’s some unpleasant little duty that could easily be procrastinated, do it just because you don’t want to. Take that little opportunity to put the flesh in its place. Teach your body to take orders from your spirit. Someday, you’ll be mighty glad you did.
“Keep the faculty of effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exercise every day. Be systematically ascetic or heroic in little unnecessary points. Do every day or two something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test” (William James).
Gary Henry –


Posted by Marie Marks on June 11, 2013
Doing those things to strengthen me spiritually, physically and emotionally is proving to be quite a task. I am so thankful for this word from Pastor today. It serves as my motivation to not forego my left side muscle exercises but to Just Do It. God has provided me strength and ability and now is my time to Just Do It showing Him my thanks for being still alive to serve Him and Glorify His Holy Name. Praise God Almighty!!!
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