Sunday, June 10, 2007

does the grass grow on your path?

Early African converts to Christianity were earnest and regular in private devotions. Each one reportedly had a separate spot in the thicket where he would pour out his heart to God. Over time, the paths to these places became well worn. As a result, if one of these believers began to neglect prayer, it was soon apparent to the others. They would kindly remind the negligent one, "Brother, the grass grows on your path."

Today in the Word, June 29, 1992

Scripture References to Prayer:

Matthew 6:5-13 - Prayer is not something to be done to get people to notice you or think highly of you; prayer is a personal conversation with God. Jesus prayed an example prayer, showing His followers the proper format: (1) Praise to God and (2) Petitions for needs.

Luke 11: 5-13 - We should be persistent in prayer. We should pray with confidence that God with take care of us.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 - We should pray continually. Never close the line of communication with God.

James 5:13-18 - Pray when you are in need, but don't forget to pray thanksgiving for the good things, too. Pray with the faith that God will answer.

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