Prayer as defined by Houghton Mifflin (2009) is a reverent petition made to God, a god, or another object of worship. However, when we make an appeal how do we capture His attention? It is through prayer that we are able to petition God and ultimately develop a consistent prayer life that pleases Him. Reading the word of God and prayer draws us closer to Christ. We begin to have His mind and His spirit living in us because of this Holy communication.
The method to establishing an finding the problems and circumstances must always lead to the scriptures and allow the client to see the work of God being uplifted in the situation Through constant sessions and the client developing a more clos... ... middle of paper ... ...ome a counselor the must come to the understanding that they must possess the willingness to be strong emotionally and have a strong faith in the Lord. When you step into the realm becoming a counselor, you must allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in all that you do and that should be the number one thing that is in your heart when counseling people. And according to the word of God, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All scripture is God breathed and is useful correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" (NIV Final thing, God will give the counselor all the wisdom and knowledge that is required to help any soul that is seeking His will, and as a counselor there will be good days and bad days and the counselor must be careful not to allow the emotions of helping others become the main objective in helping others
Prayer is important because it allows us to have an intimate conversation with the Lord, as well as a relationship. It helps build our relationship with Him and makes it only even more powerful each time. Also, by praying, we are allowing and putting all of our faith into God's hands and letting him take the wheel and be in control of our lives and guiding us into making smart choices and decisions. There are many important elements that should be included in the prayers we make to God. The most important ones are to believe, ask for forgiveness and to be cleansed of any sins, praise and worship, always be thankful, and be specific with your prayers.
The authors make it clear that preaching the Word of God is at the core of the pastoral ministry. They suggest that the call to preach is a calling from God, which may result in the obedient one pastoring a church; but, will always result in that man preaching the Word of God. All that is needed is a commitment to the Word from the one whom God has chosen. “You make the commitment. God will make away.” (Bryant and Brunson 2007, 15) “The call is something that is an indescribable joy and an indefinable burden at the same time.” (Bryant and Brunson 2007, 32).
In Ephesians, Paul explains... ... middle of paper ... ...that can be followed by any believer. One of the keywords in the book’s title is ‘practical’ as Kevin Gary Smith successfully brings his points across so that readers can apply them to their day-to-day lives. When partnered with the Holy Spirit, however, the book not only fulfills it’s aim but also gives it’s audience a clearer picture of God’s greatness and the incredible worth of His Son’s sacrifice upon the cross. I would recommend this work to all Christians. It is important to understand how the Old and New Testaments work together to paint a picture of God’s incredible grace and love for His people.
Practical application: In the way of practical application of prayer is a way of applying the act of prayer in our daily lives. God wants us to make prayer our priority and make any effort to build our lives around God and how we live according to God word. Just as we make an effort to build a relationship with our best friend is the way God wants us to put forth our effort to build and have a personal/intimate relationship.
In our hermeneutics class textbook “Christ Centered Preaching, Redeeming the Expository Preaching” by Byran Chapell; states the one key element of a sermon is “Unity.” The sermon should hopefully communicate God’s truths and not just thoughts that would disconnect the audience. Also, it states when a sermon has unity, a preacher has the ability to focus on a depth of the subject. This is profound because no matter how you structure a sermon it has to bring home the heart of God. The one passage that betrays, what Expository preaching can do is John 1:1-4. “The beginning was the Word… He is God…Through Him all things are made…In Him is life!
I love to serve and give my best to the Lord with excellency, so in the worship ministry my main focus is God and the congregation. I concentrate in preparing myself with the songs in order for the worship to be successful in leading the people to God’s presence avoiding any mishaps. Another characteristic is Commitment to the growth of people.
It is by sin that we face difficulties in being faithful Christians but only through Christ that we grow spiritually. Also we can see the importance of having faith in the field of work and the power of prayers that can assist you in your life as a messenger of God and how you develop yourself to know and be ready for the second life that is eternal life. Anfenson-Vance (1988) states that there is nothing in this world that we can do alone but with God we can do anything. Therefore it is important to converse with God in prayer and by faith to successfully overcome our burdens. So from there we can learn how important to have faith in us as young people.
(Anderson and Reese) The characteristics to look for in a mentor are a Christ-like role model displaying holiness, spiritual maturity, biblical knowledge, wisdom, spiritual disciplines, prayer, a listener, gifted in recognizing potential, discerning, trustworthy, experienced life, and an attitude of grace. The primary task of the mentor is “to awaken the mentoree to his or her uniqueness as a loved child of God, created in the image of God for intimacy of relationship that empowers the individual for authentic acts of ministry” (Anderson and Reese 45). The Art of Beginning Well: