At the Prayer Retreat in April, the Lord put an appetite for His Word into my spirit. So Friday and Saturday, I read Genesis and Exodus. Then as I read books by Watchman Nee, I did not take his word for what God’s Word said; rather I looked up and studied the passages he was quoting. The Lord spoke to me and filled my Spirit with His Word. It was satisfying and filling. Nathan, my son, calls this feasting on God’s Word.
I was challenged and encouraged by this weekend’s events of how I enjoyed God’s Word and how clear He spoke through His Word. How about you, are you feasting on God’s Word? Are you satisfied and filled with His Word? Are you chewing on the Word of God and obedient to His voice?
I received a mailing last week that caught me off guard. It was a challenge and invite to join other believers to purposefully pray for the persons and families on my street or road.
This caught me off guard because I do pray for some of the people some of the time - when I remember some of their names. Not a glowing response. Rather I was disciplined by the Spirit for my lack of purposeful praying for people nearest to our family. Almost every day I walk by their homes and I do not lift them up to the Heavenly Father for His will and blessing to be upon them. Yet the discipline was not shaming rather a light revealed the truth of my practice and an invite to pray differently. An invite to pray purposely for God’s will to be done in my neighbors lives.
How about you? Do I describe my own unique experience or does it also describe your own prayers for your neighbors on your street or road? QUESTIONS—Do we want to pray for our neighbors differently? Do we want to pray for them? If NO, then you may keep on doing what you have been doing. If YES what can be done differently?
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