27 March 2007

Thoughts on prayer

" The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray." Samuel Chadwick

This makes me wonder about the prayer life of a Christian... we seem to complain to God and call it a prayer, we inform God of what "really" needs to happen and call it prayer, we give God our bullet list of what we think should happen and call it prayer. What if we had genuine conversation with God? I think things would be a whole lot different around here.

A verse that was used this past Sunday shows Jesus calling Peter to live in His divine knowledge and not depend on human logic.

Luke 5:4-7
4When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down[a] the nets for a catch."

5Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."

6When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

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