Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

The Theology of Rest

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Verse: “Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?”
– Matthew 8:26

Quote: “What a pang will go through us when we suddenly realize that we might have produced downright joy in the heart of Jesus by remaining absolutely confident in Him, no matter what was ahead.”

Sometimes the most painful truth is not that you’ve done something to hurt Jesus, but that you’ve robbed Him of a joy. This quote shoots straight to my heart and reveals an area of my life that needs improvement.

We should have an unwavering confidence in our Lord, and He has a right to expect that from us, especially in prayer. We have to remain sure of God in our trials, or our prayers become quick and panicky like the prayers of the ones who do not know God.

When a crisis arises, you will reveal where your trust lies. Learn to worship God through trust, and rely on Him until the crisis is over.

The Point of Spiritual Honor

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Verse: “I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the barbarians.” – Romans 1:14

Quote: “Quit praying about yourself and be spent for others as the bondslave of Jesus.  That is the meaning of being made broken bread and poured-out wine in reality.”

Praying for yourself is not wrong, praying for God’s blessing and direction, etc.  But only thinking of yourself in prayer, and denying your responsibility of intercessory prayer for others is wrong.  As Christians we often forget that the only reason we are here, the reason God didn’t take us home as soon as we pledged our allegiance to Him, is to serve others and reveal the life and love of Jesus Christ.