“Why didn’t these other men… why didn’t they have an answer? Why didn’t God use them in restoration? Why didn’t they have a word? Because there was no sign of anguish. No weeping. Not a word of prayer. It’s all ruin.”
Bless those who will take time to watch this. God bless each and every heart. :”)
In that day you will ask in My name… —John 16:26
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. The Cross represents only one thing for us— complete, entire, absolute identification with the Lord Jesus Christ— and there is nothing in which this identification is more real to us than in prayer.
“Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 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 trophies of God’s grace.
“… I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you …” (John 16:26-27). Have you reached such a level of intimacy with God that the only thing that can account for your prayer life is that it has become one with the prayer life of Jesus Christ? Has our Lord exchanged your life with His vital life? If so, then “in that day” you will be so closely identified with Jesus that there will be no distinction.
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.
— Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For Highest August 6
You don’t need a special place or special time to pray. You don’t need to be in a special mood to pray. Praying is like breathing—continuous, essential, and life-giving. Prayer is the conversation with God you start with birth and continue into old age. Prayer is your celebration of God—everything you do, everything you think, everything you say is another word, another sentence of your prayer. (wewontbequiet)
I pray for peace, not just for myself but for the people around me. That internal war within ourselves be ended and that great love You offer to us everyday be the source of our strength to conquer everything. That these streets will be even more blessed. No more gunshots in the alleys. No more shootouts in public. No more intentional killing of innocent civilians.
I pray for security over our neighborhoods and homes. I pray that You’ll wipe the presence of drugs in the community away and may Your presence oh Lord fill us to rid addictions, the practice of homosexuality, adultery and rid the very pain that causes us to draw near to You.
I pray for internal joy. For everyone who is tired of crying and living. I also pray for every wrong mindsets we have to be changed so that we can live accordingly to Your purpose and enjoy Your gift of wonderful life.
Thank You Lord, and freely search my heart. I love you.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Father, I would be hopeless, if Your perfect standard remained outside of me, demanding holiness by my performance. Thank You for bringing Your holy will inside of my life, providing internal resource for living and growing in godliness. Lord, I look to You to transform me from the inside out, in Jesus name, Amen.
I can’t say it in words… but I am surely know, you’re listening through my heart :’)
Today, I totally deactivated my Facebook account.
Personally, Facebook lately became the root of all insecurities I have. It became the root of my jealousy, my self pity and even the root of misunderstanding between me and my brother. I’m aware - It pollutes me; it destroys me.
In my daily reading of my Bible and daily having my devotionals, there is one thing God’s really dealing with me - it’s dying daily to follow Him.
It takes courage to follow Him, it takes righteousness and it takes being a good steward of my time, resources and my life. It’s a choice; let yes, be yes and no, be no. Enough for excuses, for lies and falling into the same trap over and over again.
I only want a life that pleases Him; a life that is sanctified. And, I know sanctification will cost absolutely everything in me which is not of God. Yes, deep inside my heart, all I want to be free from everything which is not like Him.
Lord, make me, a sinner saved by grace, as holy as You can. Amen.
This is one of those nights when you don’t exactly know what you have in mind, well except for your priorities, responsibilities and things to be done tomorrow. There are a lot of thoughts about people and things in your mind but everything seems to be in a blur.
You know you long for something but aren’t sure what exactly it is. You long for something deeper, more real than what you just see and know. You always believed that there is something more to this life. But tonight, you long to have that depth.
Stay in the presence of the LORD. He is everything you’ve got now—has always been Him alone. Trust Him to draw you closer and deeper.
“Prayer should never depend on the people or the place. It should only depend on your belief.”
— Rizwan, My name is Khan