IMG_7257_jpg.jpg

WELCOME TO THE

HALLSTROM HOME

Prayer

IMG_6446_jpg.jpg

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.

Philippians 4:6

IMG_7007_jpg.jpg

The concept of prayer can be a challenge for some believers.  We pray and sometimes it feels like God doesn't hear us, or worse, doesn't answer us for some reason.  The best way I have heard prayer described is like this:
Our lives are like a ship, heading in the wrong direction full steam ahead.  And then we utter a prayer, and start praying for something specific to happen in our lives.  And the ship, our lives, don't just lift out of the water, turn 180 degrees and suddenly head in the right direction.  No, when we pray, it’s like the Captain (the Lord) taking ahold of the wheel and turning the ship around.  It takes time for the ship to slow down and turn completely around.  It takes time for the ship to make up the ground that it lost while going in the wrong direction.  But guess what?  We pray to a God that redeems time!  So, while the ship is being turned around, pray that the Lord redeems your lost time.  Pray that He makes up for lost ground.  And pray prayers that change your life.

Check out my favorite posts!

Jesus Says You Are Forgiven!

Jesus Says You Are Forgiven!

But have you forgiven yourself?

Trust The Lord In The Wilderness

Trust The Lord In The Wilderness

But what happens to our faith when we go through a wilderness season or dark period? That's what God wants to know. He wants to know if we can follow Him in the valley. He wants to know if we'll remain faithful to Him when things get hard. The truth is, our trust tends to wane when we are led into a wilderness season.

Believing The Right Thing: Turning An Anxious Mind Into A Peaceful Heart

Believing The Right Thing: Turning An Anxious Mind Into A Peaceful Heart

Turn your anxious mind into a peaceful heart

The Blood Leaves A Stain

The Blood Leaves A Stain

The blood of Jesus speaks. The blood of Jesus has a voice. The blood of Jesus declares that you ARE righteous! You ARE sanctified! You ARE holy!

Mourn The Loss

Mourn The Loss

When we mourn things that have happened to us, we work through our sadness and grief. As we mourn, a healing work begins in our hearts and our bodies won't take on our pain.