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A Powerful and Effective Prayer for Unsaved Loved Ones

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance,” (2 Peter 3:9)

Father, thank You that it is Your will that none perish but all be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Thank You for hearing my cries for [loved one’s name] and passionately pursuing him/her.

I use my blood-bought authority and rebuke the enemy and cancel, destroy, and render ineffective every plot, plan, trap, and tactic he is using to keep the mind of [loved one’s name] blinded from “the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.”

You already paid for the sins of the world to make salvation available to whosever calls upon the name of the Lord. So, I thank You for bowing the heavens and the earth to reach [loved one’s name] with the knowledge of salvation. Yes, Lord, send laborers on his/her path at every turn. Bold believers who’ll share the gospel in love and truth, so he/she may come to repentance.

Your Word says the deceitfulness of sin hardens people, so, I pray You take away [loved one’s name]’s stony heart and give him/her a heart of flesh that can receive You and become Your dwelling place.

Holy Spirit, draw [loved one’s name]. Teach him/her day and night and bring back to his/her remembrance truth You’ve taught him/her in the past. Even while he/she sleeps, give him/her dreams that open his/her ears to You and seal his/her instruction of the Way of salvation.

Wonderful Savior, I thank You for seeking [loved one’s name] who is precious in Your sight. I know You are doing Your part to reach him/her in mighty and incredible ways. I praise You for victory in his/her life over all the power of the enemy.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Swords Used to Defeat the Enemy in this Spiritual Battle (Ephesian 6:17; Hebrews 4:12)

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance,” (2 Peter 3:9)

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth,” (1 Timothy 2:4).

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish,” (Matthew 18:11-14).

“Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them,” (2 Corinthians 4:4).

“He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world,” (1 John 2:2).

“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest,” (Matthew 9:38).

“Exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin,” (Hebrews 3:13).

“Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,” (Ezekiel 11:19).

“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children,” (Isaiah 54:13).

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you,” (John 14:26).

“For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, While slumbering on their beds, Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,” (Job 14-16).

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Christian Freelance Writer, Remember: You Are NOT of This World

We should aim to continually improve our writing craft. And can do so by gleaning tips from other freelance writers’ books, blogs, and teaching videos. But only with discerning eyes and ears.

Recently, I came across the writings and teachings of a few freelance copywriters. Within minutes, my Holy Spirit surrendered senses rejected their methods. Puffed up and boasting in their psychological manipulation tactics. Teaching that your writing must “seduce” its reader. And using scarcity-driven manipulation intended to frighten readers into purchasing the wares of their clients.

I didn’t get too far into these writings and teachings before the Spirit of God in me said, “Not for you, My daughter. My ways are life. The world’s ways are death.”

Psalm 55:21 says, “The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.” This verse sounds a lot like what I saw coming from those freelance copywriting instructors.

God wants His blessings to flow to you AND your clients.

So, dear brother or sister, worldly methods are not for you and not of God. But you get to choose. What will it be, His beloved child?

An example of the bad fruit of God’s people using worldly methods is looking at the state of the church and its rapid decline over the years. I believe one of the main contributors to its decline was its adoption of unnecessary, worldly techniques and programs in a great many congregations. The devil set his “depend on the arm of flesh” trap and caught many of God’s very elect in it. By doing so, they became attraction-centered instead of Christ-centered. They exhausted themselves working to draw and keep members. How the Lord must have grieved watching His children depart from the solid rock of His Word.

In their toiling to be relevant, they sucked the life out of their ministries and selves by forsaking the life-giving ways of His Holy Word. The perfect instructions He already laid out for them in it. They opted for striving instead of thriving. For death instead of life.

Faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, the Word, and absolute dependence on the unquenched Holy Spirit was everything they ever needed to succeed. But they rejected His ways out of fear.

I can see how this may have also contributed to leaders we’ve seen falling away from the church and renouncing their faith. Imagine the daily disillusionment they faced year after year in a church that chose death instead of life. Their role a lifeless cog in a machine instead of one burning with the love and fire of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

When I considered this topic more, I saw that when God’s people turn to worldly methods, they are doing so based on fear and unbelief. Not believing His promises are what He says they are – “Yes and amen,” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

The other day, I was listening to a minister who exemplified dependence on God and rejecting worldly methods. The fruit of him choosing life eventually reaped massive blessings and favor upon his ministry. He told this story…

Many years ago, a fundraising organization contacted him. They promised to help him raise $1 million in a short amount of time citing recently raising over $20 million for another ministry. They guaranteed they could help him as well. But after listening to their plan, he rejected their dishonest methods.

Their tactics included straight up lies. They wanted him to say he supported orphanages in Africa. Then, they’d circulate fundraisers containing images of starving children with swollen bellies. Well, he didn’t support any orphanages in Africa and said he wouldn’t do anything dishonest to raise money. This didn’t phase the shady fundraising company who then said, “Well, it worked for the other minister. It doesn’t matter how you get the money.” Read that again.

That company did not fear the Lord. Then further tempted implying, “The other CHRISTIAN minister did it, then it should be okay with you too.” Can you believe their demonic audacity? After, he’d refused their tactics, the enemy attempted once more to entrap him for his destruction. He again said, “No way!” And told them to, “Get out!”

Praise God! He chose life, and the Lord blessed him abundantly for it. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart,” (Galatians 6:7-9).

Beautiful Christian freelance writer, remember, God’s people have something the world does not – His indwelt Holy Spirit. And that infinitely wise “sixth sense” will reject worldly words and programs. Let “every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” inspire your writing. You and your clients will succeed in the only way that matters – what’s right in our Father’s eyes.

These promises and reminders are for you, Christian freelance writer.

Simply take God for His Word by faith. Never fear walking in all His ways. Including for your Christian freelance writing business’s growth and prosperity. No shortcuts or shady tactics needed. Then reap blessings and the good fruit from what you’ve sown.

You’re a writer. And what do writers need? Words. The right ones at the right time. Well good news because Abba Father has your back:

“For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say,” (Luke 12:12). When you sit down to write, pray. Tell the Lord you are dependent upon His Holy Spirit, and ask Him to bless you with wisdom and the right words for your client. He will help you, pour verses, principles, and creative ideas into you that bless you and those you serve.

“Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist,” (Luke 21:14-15). Your clients’ readers aren’t adversaries, of course. But the same Holy Spirit is available anytime to give you wisdom and irresistible words you can stand by. And let you sleep at night.

“The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned,” (Isaiah 50:4). The prophet Isaiah spoke of Jesus here, but this is for you too. As it is written, “As Jesus is, so are we in this world,” (1 John 4:17). You don’t have a mini me Holy Spirit. The same Holy Spirit Jesus depended on while He ministered on the earth dwells in you. Out of YOUR belly shall flow rivers of living water to the thirsty (John 7:38).

“They were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he (Stephen) spoke,” (Acts 6:10). Seek to become Word and Spirit dependent in all you do to reap its blessed fruits. Godly wisdom and words that draw people with a pure heart and in truth.

Other important promises to remember as a Christian Freelance Writer:

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death,” (Proverbs 14:12).

“Direct my steps by Your Word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me,” (Psalm 119:133).

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted,” (Matthew 23:12).

“God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble,” (James 4:6).

Closing prayer

Father, bless this reader abundantly. Thank You for showing him/her the way he/she should go in all matters. Including business ones. You are good and instruct Your children in Your Word how to allow Your blessings to flow to us. To keep ourselves from sin and reaping bad fruit and corruption. Lead this reader by Your Holy Spirit in all things, so he/she may glorify You and Your name in all he/she does. In Jesus’ name, amen.

I pray this post is a blessing to you. Thank you for stopping by.

Do you need a Holy Spirit surrendered, Christian Freelance writer? Check out my home page for my services and feel free to contact me with any questions.

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The Power of Partnerships with Other Believers: Christian Freelance Writers

In God’s divine wisdom, He made it that we need each other to grow and fulfill His will for our lives. This includes partnering with a Spirit-led, Christian freelance writer for your business or ministry needs.

God’s Word is clear: He commands His grace, power, and blessings upon Christian unity and partnerships.

As a demonstration of God’s love towards us, He blessed us with promises we can apply to these partnerships in Christ. And when we do so, we can expect to see the good fruit of taking Him for His Word and running with it.

No one person gets all the talents, revelations, and gifts nor has the time to accomplish what he or she is given alone. That’s why you need help to fulfill the Habakkuk 2:2 vision the Lord gave you. This is where a Christian freelance writer can come along side you to help bear your writing burdens for your online presence. Then, you are free to focus on your main God assignments and continue to grow and prosper in all the work of your hands. Spend more time with family and more.

What our good Father has to say about His passion for His children working together in unity:

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!…For there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore,” (Psalm 133:1; 3).

“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up,” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).

“Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all,” (Acts 4:32-33).

Incredible promises available to you if you’ll receive them by faith and apply them!

You’re not called to go it alone, beloved child of God.

Maybe your business or ministry has grown to or even past the point where your workload is no longer bearable. Let alone squeeze in the writing needed. You haven’t posted on your website in a while, and it’s weighing on you. People who find your site wonder if your business or ministry is still active because you haven’t updated anything for months. If this sounds like you, prayerfully consider reaching out to me.

An almost tangible weight lifts off my shoulders.

As a busy, working mom, I literally praise God for grocery and food delivery. One less thing on my to do list. At times, I’m not sure how I’d manage without these valuable services. I breathe easier having others bear those burdens for me. In turn, I am doubly blessed knowing the Lord used me as a source of provision for them and their families. A mutual blessing. The way our good Father intended.

Pray for the Spirit-led, Christian freelance writer God wants to connect your business or ministry with.

Perhaps it’s me. Know God’s Word alone lights my path to show me the way to walk in every type of circumstance. This includes everything I do as a Spirit-led, Christian freelance writer. I desire that every promise about working together with believers in unity applies to my life and theirs.

Closing prayer

Father, may You lead those You desire for me to partner with here, so we can be a blessing to one another and others. Even the multitudes in Jesus’ name.

Thank you so much for reading this post. You can check out my Home page for services and more about me and what I believe. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you. God bless you and yours. May He prosper all the work of your hands.