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January 22, 2016

praying mom

This is what we as believers are to do. As we pray without ceasing (1 Thess. 5:17), we are also meditating day and night (Ps. 1:2), praying God’s Word back to Him and giving Him the tools that He uses to work in our lives. The result of this continued meditation produces wisdom that guides us through life (Ps. 119:99). As the Word enters our souls, the Holy Spirit uses it to convict us of sin and shows us how to apply the Scriptures to our lives. Meditation also provides us with a knowledge of God’s promises, which, in turn, reinforces and strengthens our prayer life as we learn more about that for which we should be praying. we must be often alone with God in prayer and meditation.

 

mere persistence is not necessarily the basis for God’s answering our prayers. If something is not God’s will for us, no matter how persistent we may be, He will be even more persistent in saying no. An episode of this type is found in the life of the apostle Paul. In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul tells his readers that he was given a “thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me” (v. 7). Even Paul came under demonic attack! How did he respond? He neither bound nor rebuked Satan. Instead he prayed! “Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me” (v. 8). Although Paul prayed, God’s answer was no because He had a reason for allowing the attack: it was to keep Paul humble, to teach him that God’s grace was sufficient, and to teach him to persevere. Again we see that prayer and perseverance are linked.

 

four principles should govern our prayer lives: we should pray on the promises, we should cultivate a time for being alone with God, we should be persistent, and we should be confidently expectant.

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

 

 

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