An article from Jeff Weddle’s blog.
Taking a break from my own studies and thoughts, it’s always an encouragement to come across something that gives a degree of confirmation to what I believe the Lord has been showing me.
I strongly encourage you to click on the link to read the whole article on Jeff’s site. It is disappointing to see how so few people tend to take that advice when articles are recommended. (WordPress stats allow me to see how many people click on links provided).
Prayer is a misunderstood and totally beaten to death subject.
The Bible is pretty clear about prayer, how it works, and what it does.
The problem Christians have is that our experience does not measure up to what it says. And when push comes to shove, we cling to our experience more than the Bible.
One verse that puts things clearly is John 15:7:
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Every Christian is going to claim that they abide in Christ; yet every Christian must admit they don’t get what they pray for. Jesus seems to say that getting what you pray for is the proof you’re abiding in Christ. We don’t get what we pray for, therefore, Jesus must be wrong.
It is at this point where creativity joins Christianity. How…
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