The Power of Prayer...

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Prayer is our direct line of communication with God. It is so important that we prayerfully consider the major decisions in our life. This helps us to seek His will rather than trying to convince Him to follow our will. Jesus modeled prayer for us by retreating to be alone to pray to the Father. We should approach prayer with thanksgiving and confidence because we are His beloved children, and He loves us unconditionally.

Prayer is an essential part of my daily life. Each day I give thanks before meals and ask that the provision be blessed as well as my family, loved ones, and church. Years ago I felt too insecure to pray for myself but now I pray specifically for my provision and protection. I offer prayers of 

thanksgiving for my family, friends, and church and ask for their provision and protection. I have learned during prayer to be still and know that He is God and to listen for the still, small voice.

I have had prayers answered instantly and one took 32 years. This site will talk about both. I want the blogs to show the reader that prayer is powerful and essential to growing closer to Him. I also want the reader to understand that God is not a vending machine and we do not put in our request and push a button and out comes our selection. I think often while we are waiting on God for a response, He is waiting on us to change and step out of our comfort zone toward him and walk in faith.

Currently, the field of bio-energy and bio-chemicals are investigating the use of smaller diameter timber for production purposes. This is a two-fold issue for someone with a background like Shupe, who recognize both the need to harvest fewer trees — or at least re-seed afterward – and modernize production methods so evolving industries are carrying out lean manufacturing processes to the best of their ability. For companies looking to cut down on their  waste and product variability and increase profit/loss, Shupe is a skilled consultant from Baton Rouge who can suggest methods that he learned from his own education and in-the-field experience.

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16 (KJV)