Saturday, April 3, 2010

DARE to pray BOLD PRAYERS: YOU have a destiny handed down by Almighty God

The Story of Israel Houghton

Israel nearly didn't have the chance to share his talents with the world. His mother became pregnant with him when she was 17 and unmarried. She was white. His father was black. this was 1971 in a small Iowa town. The girl's parents strongly encouraged her to have an abortion. And, in fact gave her an ultimatum:'either abort the baby of get out of the house!' She chose to have the baby. She once a promising concert pianist, she ended up in San Diego, 8 months pregnant, alone, confused and battling a drug addiction...

One day, a lady talked to her on the street about God's love and forgiveness. And that day, she made a life changing decision for Christ. the lady gave her a Bible. she flipped through it, saw the name ISRAEL time and time again. She thought to herself, I will name my baby Israel. She didn't know much about God. she didn;t know how to pray. But she said boldly, "God, I'm committing my little baby to You. I'm asking You to use him to do great things."

The teen mother passed her musical gifts on to her child. God took care of the rest. her son grew up with incredible musical gifts. He could play practically any instruments. he could write songs,..arrange music. As he grew older, he began writing worship songs that declared God's goodness. He put together his own band, and supernatural doors opened.

Today we all know Israel Houghton. He is one of the great worship leaders and great songwriters. Israel and his band, New Breed, have won the Grammy Awards and praise around the world for their uplifting music.

Israel could have been a statistic. He could have just never finding his purpose. But because of this mother DARED pray a BOLD PRAYERS, his life was set on an EXTRAORDINARY PATH.

It's time for favor. Ask God for favor.

SUPERSIZE your prayers! Dare to ask God for bigger things.

Ask Him to fulfill your highest hopes and dreams. Don't lost your enthusiasm. Don't settle for 'survival prayers'.

God wants you to ask Him for big things! The Scripture says in Psalm 2:8:"Ask Me and I will give you the nations as your inheritance."

ASK, so that you may receive.

When Man said it's impossible, God says, "ALL things are POSSIBLE!"

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