Thursday, 20 June 2019
Andrew Murray: The securing of God’s presence gives power to overcome every enemy… This truth is so simple… if when God is with us, we are victorious, then the responsibility for defeat must lie in our hands… God never speaks to His people about sin except with the purpose of saving them from it. The same light that shows the sin will show the way out of it. Unquote.
Paul encourages us to pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We cannot always be on our knees. So how?
“Be joyful always” (1 Thessalonians 5:16). Being joyful is an attitude. Can we express our joy throughout the day with silent prayers of vital communication with the LORD?
Maintaining a healthy relationship with our Father requires COMMUNICATION. We must always be “ON LINE” with God so when the Holy Spirit moves us to pray, we can INSTANTLY agree with Him. When we are in agreement with the Holy Spirit, we are praying continually. The HEART ATTITUDE of praying without ceasing means an ever-open heart to the Lord’s leading. What is continually in your mind?
God does not demand impossibilities of us. He does not weary us with an impractical ideal. He asks us to pray no more than what He gives us GRACE to do. We can be assured that He will give us the grace to pray so that our intercessions will be a PLEASURE to Him and to us, a source of STRENGTH to our conscience and our work, and a CHANNEL OF BLESSING to those for whom we labour.
Dear Father God,
Hide me now / Under Your wings / Cover me within Your mighty hand
When the oceans rise and thunders roar / I will soar with You above the storm / Father You are King over the flood / I will be still and know You are God
Find rest my soul / In Christ alone / Know His power / In quietness and trust…
(Song: Still / Hillsong Worship).
Yes! Father, I will be still and know You are God. I will wait until You overshadow me with Your presence… Lead me out of the region of human reasoning… I will be still… I will leave myself in Your hands… I will leave every burden, every baggage, and every bondage at the foot of the cross...
How safe and secure it is to leave everything in God’s hands. Amen!
Lam Yee Ling