The Gospel is the Fuel for PrayerMonday, July 20, 2009
The number one reason why I don't pray as often as I wish is unbelief. It's so subtle. And unbelief is empowered by rationality. I rationalize so quickly, so immediately, within nanoseconds, that I should get on with the work. Accompanied by that are presumptions like, "God will bless what you're doing," or "You already know what the right thing to do is." And off I go...sometimes (perhaps more than I'm willing to admit) as lost and turned around as a duck in a tornado.
- My God will supply all my needs through His riches in glory by Christ Jesus
- If God didn't spare His own Son, but gave Him up for me, then how much more will God give me everything else I need in Christ Jesus.
- If I lack wisdom, I can ask God who promises to give it to me liberally, abundantly, and without finding any fault in me.
- I can draw near to God and He promises to draw near to Me.
- Jesus will come back and take me to Himself so that where He is right now, I will be also.
- Jesus is praying for me that I will not ultimately fail in my walk with Him...and He always gets what He prayed for.
- If I abide in Him, and His words abide in me, I can ask whatever I want to and He'll give it to me.
- I will bear much fruit.
- I can say to a mountain, "be removed and throw yourself into the ocean!" and it will obey me.
- Together with God's people, I can do greater things than Jesus did.
- I have the Holy Spirit as a comforter, counselor, and convictor.
- I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.