Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
To me, prayer is a way of life rather than an activity which has to be repeated on a particular time in a specific style.
1Thessalonians5:17, “Pray continually.” As I breath continually, I am expected to pray.
Psalm 119:175, "Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me." May the psalmist's prayer be our prayer.
P Prayer is partnership delivering God’s message of salvation
to the ends of the earth. 1 Cor. 3:9
R Prayer is relating(relationship) to God as my heavenly
father. Matthew 6:9
A Prayer is agreeing with God. Matthew 18:19
Y Prayer is yoke bearing. James 5:13-16
E Prayer is exposing my innermost being to God. Matthew 6:5,6
R Prayer is resisting the devil. Luke 22:40
These are just a few things which explains prayer to me.
The Bible is full of meanings of prayer.
Will each of you take time and complete the following sentence with at least 5 different words or phrases.
Prayer is _______________________.
Please go through Jesus’ prayer in John 17:15 and the lives of your favorite Bible characters and discover the treasure hidden in each of the passages.
If each one of us puts our thoughts together, I am sure we will have a very special document on Prayer by the end of this year.
Lets join together to explore the wonder of prayer.
Feel free to share your thoughts.
With every blessing in Christ,
Friday, May 7, 2010
Ezekiel 16:49 (New American Standard Bible)
49"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.”While I would probably not think of myself as one having “careless ease” necessarily, I definitely live in a state of careless ease compared to most people, especially the women leaders we serve in the “hard places”.
As for arrogance, that’s another topic altogether. Only the Lord sees my heart and motives clearly. So, I’ll take this chance to ask Him to give me a heart check on just where I land on the arrogance/humility heart-check barometer!
Helping (or grasping the hand of, as stated in the original Hebrew language) the poor and needy, continues to be my passion. But when I honestly examine my life in light of this passage, I see that I have a bit of growing to do . . . truth be known, quite a lot.
So now it’s your turn. How does this verse impact your life? And what kind of growing would you like to do in light of its truths?
We’d love to hear from you!