Dearest Father, As the sun is full of light, the ocean full of water, Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of your Spirit. Pointless are all your purposes to love, and the redemption paid by Jesus, unless your Spirit works within, regenerating my heart, giving me eyes to see Jesus, showing… Continue reading A Prayer to be filled with the Holy Spirit
Where can God be found? â€œOur fathers worshiped on this mountain, yet you |Jews| say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.â€ Jesus told her, â€œBelieve Me, woman, an hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know. We… Continue reading Worship – John 4:21
How do we not know what we are made to know? â€˜If humanity is made for the knowledge of God, why is it that many people do not feel the need of this knowledge, or seek God out?â€™ Original Post We need to step back again for a moment. It seems at this point every… Continue reading On what we don’t know… (II)
Apart from telling us not to babble on in prayer, Matthew 6:7-13 also teaches us that the things for which we pray are reshaped as we come to understand that prayer begins with God. â€œWhen you pray, donâ€™t babble like the idolaters, since they imagine theyâ€™ll be heard for their many words. Donâ€™t be like… Continue reading Approached by God (VI) – What to Pray?
When we meet together to pray, itâ€™s easy to feel inadequate or not eloquent enough to lead in prayer. Often Iâ€™ll sit in silence, or worse, fall into the verbose, formulaic, incantations. But Iâ€™ve found that the knowledge that prayer starts with God also helps me as I seek to understand how we should pray… Continue reading Approached by God (V) – The Words of Prayer
Romans 3:10-12 sets out Godâ€™s indictment against us with blushing starkness. â€œThere is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, together they have become useless; there is no one who does good, there is not even one.â€ (Rom 3:10-12… Continue reading Approached by God (IV) – who leads in prayer?