To be an intercessor is to be like Jesus becaus... ... middle of paper ... ... be filled through prayer and my responsibility starts but does not stop with prayer. Those dying and hurting souls who don’t know Jesus, or have just lost their way must be prayed for. Pleasing God, not man, will receive the greatest attention in my busy life, Galatians 1:10 (KJV). I will be a minister of reconciliation unto the Lord. Jesus does it and I am called to be like Him, so I am also called to intercede for others.
For instance, in Matthew 6:8, Jesus instructs that the length of our prayers should not be wordy because “your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” (Matt. 6:8) In her book The Power of Simple Prayer, Joyce Meyers goes over other keys that will ensure our prayers to be effective. The keys she goes over include: obedience to God, being consistently and uncompromisingly righteous, persistence, being properly submitted to those in authority over us, praying for others more than we pray for ourselves, treating people well, extending forgiveness just as we have been forgiven, and praying with expectation (The Power of Simple Prayer; Chapter 10, Joyce Meyers). To me the praying for others more than praying for myself seems to be a struggle of mine because I’m focused more on others during the day that my faith feels as though it’s dragging, so I pray for spiritual maturity and restoration more than I pray about the people I’ve come
God did love the later characters, but towards the end of the accounts God loses a tremendous amount of faith in humanity. Nonetheless the God does bless all whom He encounters, and His presence to each character help... ... middle of paper ... ...ion of how an individual could find favor in God. The answer was even if one has nothing and can not stand on your own have faith in God and He will prevail. Job’s story gave individuals hope, because even if God was angry with the group one might be saved if he lived right and had faith. The story summed up the tenacious attitude of Jacob, the curiosity of Moses, the downtrodden sprit of Elijah and the humility of Isaiah.
The Book of Proverbs The book of Proverbs explains the wisdom of the Lord and the duties towards God and our parents. We should praise God for his wisdom because He created us and the world. God tells us that we need to be prepared when we serve Him because He will judge us when we die. We need to accept whatever falls upon us and make the best of it like God would want us to do. The book of Proverbs tells us that we need to cling on to Him which to me that means we should follow His teachings and do whatever it takes to be with God so we can share in God's life in heaven.
You surround them with favor as with a shield" this is saying that when you have God with you he is going to protect you with his powers that you don't have to worry about the small things because God is always on your side if you just reach out ... ... middle of paper ... ...as starting to think about it just when he did God came down and pretty much explained everything to him and how it all was going to come about. I believe the message to the original audience was to show them that they where going to be tough times ahead but you can make it though if you just put all your faith in God. For us that there are things that are not going to be easy sometimes we just need to look for God for guidance. There are things that we are going to want to do that God is not going to agree with but if we just put are faith in him all things are possible. If he can give Abram lots of children, land, a great name he can give us the small things that we may need.
The Gospels are at one point defined as the good news about how God did the thing that he had always promised to do. The whole story is a public announcement about something that has happened as a result of which the whole world is a different place and everyone is invited to discover that for themselves and to live within the new world that thereby has been created. That is the good news. You can say it in a hundred different ways, but that is the story that... ... middle of paper ... ...e views us as his wonderful work. We should pray because God calls on us to be faithful and obedient to him.
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Christians refer to the Bible as a guide for living daily as God’s light in a secular world. Reading the Bible requires an interpretation of the writer’s words into their intended meaning. The aforementioned excerpt can be explained as, first, an exaltation of God’s glory and second, as a compulsion to surrender one’s life and to be in this world but not of it. The excerpt from this passage begins in verse 33 where Paul writes praises of God for the elements of his character that we as humans could never understand. The word depth may illustrate the discernment of our Lord being vast beyond our comprehension.
As Christians we need to love and trust Jesus in every way so that we can deny ourselves, while still finding value in ourselves, and let the Holy Spirit work through us in every circumstance. Emotions are, and should be, in every part of our life. We would be lost without happiness, sadness, anger, or even silliness. John reminds us that, “We love because God first loved us. (1 Jn 4:19)” Love is a grand topic, there are many definitions for the word, and yet they are all right.
Although all three aspects are important,furthering one’s relationship with God is the most important, because without a relationship reading the Bible is non-genuine. Without a doubt everyone gets busy with their lives, one must still find the time to spend with their Heavenly Father by studying and meditating the Holy Scriptures, because growth is important for the Christian
Literature is extremely influential and therefore a person should keep guard not to get caught up in a false reality. The Christian should be careful to keep their mind and heart attuned to the Holy Spirit; even when studying classic literature, one must always take the Christian approach to learnin... ... middle of paper ... ...everyone will agree with our perspective and we may always have to face adversity. However, we will always have the Word in the written and verbal form. We must remember that the cornerstone of all literature is the Word of God. God’s written word is our primary source of faith.