originally posted on May 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. 2 Corinthians 3:3 NIV
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew 22:36-38 KJV
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13 KJV
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. Psalm 145:18 KJV
What if we got a small tablet and pencil and kept it with us each day? Then, what if we earnestly prayed first thing each morning that the Lord would have his way in our hearts, minds, and our lives?
Then, what if each time we noticed that we were about to dwell on something that we shouldn’t have been dwelling on, we confessed it to the Lord and thanked Him for showing it to us? Then, if the thought was about a person; pray that the Lord would have his way in their heart, mind, and life?
Then what if we wrote down briefly what we prayed about, and at the end of the day we read all that had been written, but instead of feeling ashamed about the number of times that we “started” to think something bad, we felt thankful and glad that the Lord made us able to turn those moments of thought into moments of prayer, and realized that this new pattern of behavior was the result of the Lord answering the first prayer we prayed that day?
Then finally, what if we thought about how wonderful it is that the Holy Spirit is really active in the hearts of those who have put their trust in Jesus, and be glad?
Why don’t you give it a try? It matters not who you are, where you have been, or what you’ve been up to, whether you are a church goer or not; the Lord is very near to all who call on Him. The message is so simple (John 3:16). If you have never prayed before just believe the message, and call on Him in prayer (receive Him). Go ahead…
“Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
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