A friend walked up to me, “Are you going to call?” She said before she left the house, “the Lord told me to agree with you in prayer.” Because she obeyed God, I received the answer I was praying for. Thank You, Jesus!
Corrie ten Boom says, “love and obedience” in Not I, But Christ.
“But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22 (NIV)
Huh? Why would God say this? Are we called to go where Jesus’ Presence is and not be distracted from His calling?
Luke 7:11-16 (BibleGateway):
“Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you,arise.”15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart …” Proverbs 3:5
My friend is teaching me: believe God will do what He says and pull up scripture accordingly.
Believe Me because I come from the Father or believe Me for the works themselves (Jesus in John 14:11)
“Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills.
To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.”
“So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of yourunbelief; for assuredly, I say to you,if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.‘” Jesus in Matt 17:20
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Jesus in Matt 7:7
Praying in the park one morning for God’s thoughts and words to be my thoughts and words, this prayer plaque literally fell out of a nearby pine tree! Face down, complete with pine sap, only 3 squirrels jumping & running were present.
Lord Jesus, release Your faith to us, so that we don’t hold back in trusting You for everything.
Reinhold Niebuhr is known to have been the author as early as 1934 (Wikipedia).
“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.’” Luke 11:1
“[Jesus] Saying, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Luke 22:42
“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:38
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those whowill believe in Me through their word;21 that they all may be one, asYou, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:20-21