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Finish Line February 9, 2012

Posted by amministry in Inspiritional, Poems.
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...it's the snail to the finish

Finish Line

Dear Lord, help me to see the end

And not focus on the journey

To set my mark on the prize

And not the obstacles before me

To never murmur or complain

About the lot I have to bear

Or the apparent lack of answers

To my constant, fervent prayers

Through mountains of disappointment

Or circumstances that annoy

May I be reminded always

That in You there’s peace and joy

When faced with disappointment

Let me never moan and groan

Knowing that a little inconvenience

Is but a stepping stone

Help me to always remember

That the blessing is behind

You ran the race before me

And passed the finish line

© By Wonda Elizabeth

Image by Tim Norris


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Who Should We Pray To? October 20, 2011

Posted by amministry in Bible Studies.
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Who Should We Pray To?

“Through nature and revelation, through His providence, and by the influence of His spirit, God speaks to us.  But these are not enough; we need also to pour out our hearts to Him in prayer”… but what is prayer?  “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.  Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him.  Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.”

     1). When Jesus was upon the earth, who did He direct the church to pray to?  “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”–Matthew 6:6. See also verse 9.

     2). Who did the early church or the apostolic church pray to?  Let’s read the Bible for the answer: “And when they heard that, they lifted up their voices to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou are God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: And now, Lord, behold their threatening: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word. And when they had prayed the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”–Acts 4:24, 29, 31. (more…)