Welcome to this weeks Come to Jesus...which is hosted by Jan of Jan and Tom's Place, please visit her blog to see the other participants this week. Yesterday Jan had a Prayer day for Tuesday...and it got me to thinking about prayer. And then as I was reading my devotions in My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers...guess what it was talking about...PRAYER. Now isn't that just the way GOD works...he reinforces something again and again that He wants us to see.
He starts in John 16:26...In that day you will ask in my name...
We too often think of the Cross of Christ as something we have to get through, yet we get through for the purpose of getting into it.
"Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him"...Matt
6:8. Then why should we ask? The point of prayer is NOT to get
answers from God, but to have perfect and complete oneness with Him. If we
pray only because we want answers, we will become irritated and angry with
God. We receive an answer every time we pray, but it does not always come
in the way we expect, and our spiritual irritation shows our refusal to
identify ourselves truly with our Lord in Prayer. We are not here to prove
that God answers prayer, but to be LIVING proof of God's Grace.
When prayer seems to be unanswered, beware of trying to place the BLAME on
someone else. That is always a trap of Satan. When you seem to have
no answer, there is always a reason - God uses these times to give you deep
personal instruction, and it is not for anyone else but you.
Also, I wanted to add that one of my favorite chapters of the Bible is John 17. It is all about Jesus Praying for you and me. Let that sink in..He prayed for YOU! If you can begin to grasp this concept and know that everything in your walk with Him was prayed over...it may strengthen you to walk strong with him. He prays that we walk in unity with each other and be one and He was with His Father. If you get a chance today..sit a read John 17 and ponder on this amazing chapter.
I have purposed in my heart that everytime someone asked for prayer...right then and there I pray. I want anyone reading this to know...if you are in need of prayer...please leave me a note and be assured it will be prayed over.
Have a Blessed Day...Lorena