My husband and I have been watching some of the old Billy Graham ministry programs. Wow! He preaches straight from the heart and lead by the Spirit. No holding back from this man.
As I watched the telecast, one thing stood out for me. The people who had made a decision for Christ were RUNNING to the altar. When is the last time you’ve seen or felt that kind of Passion for anything? Especially the Lord!
5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:5-14, NIV)
Prayer is a time to build that relationship with God. Talk to him as if you were talking to your best friend…He is you know! ~Debra
You can be sure of two things… “Death and Taxes” I’ve heard this saying as long as I can remember. I guess it came to mind because I need to have my taxes done. Yuk!
I hate giving away my hard earned money…don’t you? Then this scripture came to mind… “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” (Mark 12:17, NIV)
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s…MONEY, and to God what is God’s…YOUR LIFE!
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heat will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21, NIV)