The one thing that came out of the posts and comments was the word Grace. This may seem wrong when the link up was on Worship but as we try to be the best we can be, God extends His Grace to us, because no matter how hard we try we will always stumble and have issues.
Grace is God’s unmerited favour… Wow I just, love that, there is nothing we can do to earn His Grace, He just extends it to us freely.
Okay this months link up will be on PRAYER.
Now if you have been reading my Good Morning Mondays Posts you will know that I have been reading Fervent. Fervent is written by Priscilla Shirer who is the female lead in the movie War Room.
Now I don’t want to make this post about this great book but about what God’s word says about prayer and how that applies to us in our daily life, but this book has definitely helped me along my journey of grasping it.
Obviously by the title Priscilla talks about being fervent in our prayer life, she also talks about defining who our enemy really is and then planning and praying strategic prayers.
I found this quote from A. W. Tozer…
It is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin so so weak and that no motives have power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should.
So I had already gotten from Fervent that our prayer should be just that and now Tozer is telling us that it shouldn’t be hasty or superficial.
Definition of Prayer:
- a devout petition to God;
- a spiritual communion with God, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration or confession.
The Lord’s Prayer leads us through each of these, adoration, supplication, confession and thanksgiving. The steps are there laid out for us in Matthew 6:9-13.
I was going along really well on this prayer study until I got to…
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing
Here i hit a bit of a stumbling block, that was there when I looked at Worship.
How can I put aside everything happening around the home, school, house work, attitudes, piano practice, to pray without ceasing???
It is somewhat easy to take the time to sit down maybe in the morning and talk with God, I find it relatively easy to do so again before I go to sleep, but what about never ceasing in prayer??
Can we live in constant communion with God??
This led me to scriptures on sin…
Psalm 51:4 Against thee, thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Psalm 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me.
I definitely acknowledge that I am a sinner and my sin is always before me, I also definitely need to be in constant communion with God.
It is because of my failures and inadequacies that I have a desire to pray without ceasing, if I had no sin I doubt that I would have a need for God.
So what does your prayer life look like???? Where has God been challenging you on this point???
I am looking forward to coming together to discuss prayer over the next month and I am also looking forward to reading your posts.
Also please don’t be offended if I delete your post if it doesn’t relate to prayer, pop over to our Good Morning Mondays Link Up each week if you have something else you would like to share.
Okay, let’s get to it…
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