The Church Must Pray Together!
The Lord tells us, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3). That invitation and promise sounds exciting… but perhaps you share the common sentiment: “I’ve tried praying… and it doesn’t work.” Maybe that outlook is reflected in your dissatisfaction with your prayer life, and a looming shame when the topic of prayer is on the table. How then could you even consider joining the church for prayer meeting?
Let me assure you, first of all, that prayer is not for those who have their life together, nor is it a measurement of greatness!
Daily Devotion and Worship
How was your time reading the Bible today? Do you remember what you read? Did it transform your attitude or perspective? Did it move you to worship? Or was it a struggle to push through and maintain focus as you read the Word of God? Or did you pause from your busyness to spend time with God at all?
As we saw on Sunday, in Romans 8:31, Paul asks the question, “What then shall we say to these things?”
The Suffering Child and His Father
The hardest thing a parent will ever have to do is to watch his child suffer. We love our children and want the best for them! How difficult it is to be helpless amidst our own child’s suffering… and if we are able to stop the suffering and rescue them, how driven we are to intervene! So, where is God, our Father, amidst our suffering? God Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, the God of comfort, who can do beyond anything we ask or even imagine? Am I truly God’s child, and is He truly my Father?