Thursday, May 7, 2015
Prayer: Something New to Ponder UPDATED
5/7/2015: * Please see the portions below marked by an *, and then go to the end for the update.
Original Post dated 2/15/15:
"Now a leper came to Him (Jesus), imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him,
'If You are willing, You can make me clean.'
Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him,
'I am willing; be cleansed.'
As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed."
Wow! Could it really be that simple? Jesus said...
"And whatever you ask in My Name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If you ask anything in My Name, I will do it."
According to today's reading (February 15) in Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, Jesus is saying to us,
"Come to Me with all your weaknesses; physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Rest in the comfort of My Presence,
remembering that nothing is impossible with Me."
(Reference Luke 1:37 ~ "For with God nothing will be impossible.")
Could that really be true, God? Nothing will be impossible? Dare we put God to the test?
In Matthew 6 Jesus gives us instruction on how to pray...and in verse 8 He says "...your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
In verses 9-13 we are given word by word instructions, directly from the source, Jesus Christ Himself...the One Who intercedes on our behalf before the Father, so He ought to know the best way to reach God's ear and heart. Listen (and pray along with me) this beloved and very familiar prayer: (KJV)
"Our Father, which art in heaven,