Good Enough For Me! 5/27/15
Jeremiah 29:13 (KJV)
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, PRAY!!??
WHY is PRAYER and SEEKING GOD, SEEKING THE WILL, PLAN AND
DIRECTION/LEADING OF GOD TOO OFTEN THE LAST, DESPERATE CHOICE??
PRAYER is HARD work!
PRAYER is ego-defeating/deflating WORK!!!
John the Baptist uttered an INCREDIBLE statement:
John 3:30 (KJV)
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
Jesus said, "FOR WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING!!!!"
John 15:5 (KJV)
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Beloved, what part of Jesus Words do WE not understand!!!
OUR every breath, our very heart beat is overseen by God.
It is He and He alone that determines how long our lives to be!
Psalm 100:3 (KJV)
3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 8:3-4 (KJV)
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
God LONGS/WANTS to be NEEDED and ASKED!!!!!
James 1:5 (KJV)
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
WISDOM-from <G4680> (sophos); wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual) :- wisdom
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
Please note that WISDOM is BOTH "higher or lower, worldly or spiritual!!!"
Or as the OLD song proclaims:
"IF YOU CONFESS THE LORD, CALL HIM UP AND TELL HIM WHAT YOU NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a VERY simple message-IF YOU CONFESS THE LORD TODAY-CALL HIM UP!!!
If YOU need a J-O-B-CALL HIM UP!!!!
A young member of this Church recently went to college for a SPECIFIC job/career!!
She REFUSED to take any lesser job, stubbornly rejecting sound and loving advice from family and friends.
She well knew what she wanted and knew that she had taken all the PHYSICAL stepes required to accomplish her goal.
She also knew what the Bible says:
Psalm 37:4 (KJV)
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalm 37:5 (KJV)
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
I could easily site personal EXAMPLE after EXAMPLE of SPECIFIC PRAYER our God has answered for me!!!
BUT WE FAIL TO PRAY!!!!
James 4:2 (KJV)
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
"PRAYING is spiritual WORK; and human nature does not like taxing, spiritual work.
Human nature wants to sail to Heaven under a favorable breeze, a full, smooth sea,
PRAYER IS HUMBLING WORK!
It ABASES intellect and pride, crucifies vainglory, and signs our spiritual bankruptcy, and ALL
THESE ARE HARD FOR FLESH AND BLOOD TO BEAR!!!
IT IS EASIER NOT TO PRAY THAT PRAY!"
Quotes from the book "POWER THROUGH PRAYER" by E.M. Bounds.
May these words never again spew from OUR mouths:
"ALL" I/WE can do IS pray!!!!
WWJD-WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?
Luke 6:12 (KJV)
12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
JESUS "CONTINUED ALL NIGHT IN PRAYER!!!!"
If PRAYER was "good enough" for Jesus, then it stands to reason that PRAYER is "good enough" for us!
GOD BLESS YOU!
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