And yet . . .
And yet . . .
Does it not help to be reminded?
The instructions for use read this way: Lower the kneeler, rest arms at the base of the enclosure, and knees on the kneeler. At the completion of your prayer, pease return the kneeler to it's upright position.
Hmm . . . wouldn't it be great if prayer itself was that easy?
"Follow the simple instructions and you'll get the desired result: Want a traditional hot dog? Don't forget to ask for a wiener and a bun! And, if you like it with condiments, please be specific. Some like it with mustard - others like it with ketchup. The One who answers needs to know."
Yet prayer is not that easy, and prayer is rarely about something as simple as hot dogs. Prayer is a deep and mysterious activity that puts us right in the action of the spiritual world. It is a human activity and it is a divine activity. It is a place of peace and it is a place of battle. It is a place of fear and it is a place of hope. It is a place of anger and it is a place of love.
That's because true prayer is not only about the result, but about the one seeking the result. True prayer is found in a passionate relationship, and that relationship is with Jesus Christ.
So much more to talk about - I encourage you to listen to my coming sermon series on prayer at this website.
Way more to come,