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The triangle of Isaiah

I was feeling down. (not anymore – see below) It was nothing specific just a combination of things. The Christian House Sitters Site gets so many people visiting it but it seems to take forever to get members to actually sign up. They write with questions, I reply then hear nothing for days, then they send more questions, I reply again, eventually they sign up but then it takes another long wait before they submit their details. It was getting to me. I felt down.

As I was praying I was reminded of Isaiah chapter 12 verse 4 “And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.”

I call it the triangle of Isaiah. Praise -> Prayer ->Proclaim.

It begins with Praise. “Praise the LORD” Even when we don’t feel like praising God. He is worthy of our praise.

Verse 2 reminds us that “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”

As I praise God it encourages me. I feel better. I feel more positive, My faith grows. This gives me confidence to move on to the second step. Prayer. “Praise the LORD, call upon his name I can pray because I have been praising.

As I pray I see God answering my prayers. This further builds my faith and gives me something to talk about. Something to proclaim. “Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people I can declare his doings. I can tell others how God has answered prayer.

As I do that I see God working in others lives. This in turn gives me more grounds for praise.

Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.”


Praise leads to Prayer.
Prayer leads to Proclamation
Proclamation leads to Praise

Ray

www.christian-housesitters.com

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ABOUT Christian House Sitters Christian House Sitters is a Worldwide ministry that started in order to provide holidays for Christians and sitters for owners who needed a reliable Christian to look after their home, pets and garden. House owners do not pay anything to have their property listed. House sitters are only charged £25 per year and in return for this some enjoy numerous holidays each year. All fees from membership go to sponsor food for children at the Home of Peace Children’s Home in Kenya. This only supplies about a quarter of what is needed to feed the children so we urgently need sponsors. All funds go via our Registered Charity TLC Children’s Trust Charity Number 1156786 website http://www.tlc-childrenstrust.org N.B. Joining Christian House Sitters does NOT commit you to sponsoring a child or giving any support beyond your membership fee to these children. Although naturally if you want to support that would be greatly appreciated. We have some regular sponsors and other people who give an occasional gift. All are greatly appreciated. ABOUT RAY & MARILYN We are Marilyn & Ray White. A fun loving Christian couple who have been in Christian work for over 30 years. Marilyn was born in England but moved to Zimbabwe as a baby. At the age of 16 she moved to South Africa. Ray was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm. We met in Johannesburg and got married in 1966. Ray worked in business for many years then he worked for YfC in South Africa then went on to Bible College and Pastored a church. In 1982 we moved from South Africa to England. In addition to his theological training Ray trained in Psychology and since moving to the UK he has lectured in Psychology, counselled for the NHS and opened a Christian Counselling Centre. Marilyn is also a trained counsellor and manager. In addition to the counselling we trained Christian counsellors both in our local area and by invitation in other areas of the UK. In total over 700 people completed the training courses. Many are serving the Lord by working in or through their local churches. We also ran a secular Stress Management business. We are now semi-retired and focus our time and attention on Christian House Sitters and Ray also serves as a member of our Church Leadership Team. Ray also has an active preaching ministry and runs Christian seminars on subjects such as stress management for church groups. He has written two books. A Christian book that is a very practical workbook on Christian commitment as applied to real life. The book looks at how we can surrender ourselves more fully to God. This is looked at under the headings of Physical, Mental, Social and Spiritual commitment. The book is called Let’s Get Serious. He has also written a secular book on Stress Management called Stress Overcoming this Potential Killer. (Ray was previously Chair of the International Stress Management Association UK). News Update This book has now been released as an e-book as well A few years ago we did a 2 month House Sit in France. Whilst there we felt the Lord leading us to set up a Christian House Sitting service. Since then we have done a number of other house sits. We believe this site will benefit many Christians around the world. Feel free to contact us (BUT please no spam) NOTE: If you want a fast reply the best way to contact us is via the contact page on the Christian House Sitters website www.christian-housesitters.com God bless you, Ray & Marilyn

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