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Are You a Local?

pil·grim  (plgrm)

n.

1. A religious devotee who journeys to a shrine or sacred place.

2. One who embarks on a quest for something conceived of as sacred.

3. A traveler.

4. Pilgrim One of the English Separatists who founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620.

 

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I am a modern day pilgrim. You might not ever recognize me as one if you passed me on the street. (What a tremendous blessing if you did!) I do not wear a bonnet or formless black dress. I do wear black a lot- I am an artist and it just goes with everything. There is no somberness even remotely attached to me. I have the joy of the Lord.

What makes me a pilgrim? I am in the world but not of it. I am a journeyer in a foreign land. I know the language and am familiar with the customs, but they are not my own. No matter where I go on earth, I am not a local.

My pilgrimage is a quest of prayer and expression. I am set apart for a higher purpose. I am here to glorify my Father and do his will. I am here to be a vessel for his spirit, a vehicle for his agape love. Through his love I am called to withdraw at times and pray for others.

As children of God, we all have a Holy Quest. We have a journey to make through this land to find sacred place and purpose.  Some of us journey and literally travel the world. Others of us journey without ever leaving our hometowns.

 

What is your Holy Quest?

My First Steps

This is about my walk in Intercessory Prayer.  I am just beginning it and learning. If you have knowledge or thoughts to share, please leave me a comment or email me. I will always respond. I am not writing this as an authority on the subject but in the true spirit of the blog as a way to journal my experience with total transparency.

I started this journey when I divinely stumbled upon Breakthrough International online. I needed direction in my life with many things and that was my prayer request to them.

They began praying for me on a set day and continued for 21 days. That is based on a biblical principal. I felt better about my situation just knowing that they were praying, but then….  amazing things started happening.  I began getting answers in areas other than what I expected… I felt a burden and desire to pray.  I felt God’s presence and release when I did pray. I wanted to be able to be a part of that for others.

The best part of this is, that my entire reality and how I saw things began to change. There is hope! Once I began stepping in the direction of prayer, my other original issues began falling into place perfectly. People came into my life. Much of the outcomes have been better than I am equipped to imagine and hope for.

So there you have it!  One last thing, if you have a prayer request, please leave it in the comment section or email me direct at gallerygrrl@yahoo.com.

Love in HIM- Jodi

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