I asked the Lord in prayer for a Valentine’s Day poem for my beautiful precious wife…He answered and gave to me these words.
The highest form of religious life is attained by prayer. The richest revelations of God–Father, Son, and Spirit–are made, not to the learned, the great or the “noble” of earth, but men of prayer. “For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called,” to whom God makes known the deep things of God, and reveals the higher things of His character, but to the lowly, inquiring, praying ones. And again must it be said, his is as true of preachers as of laymen. It is the spiritual man who prays, and to praying ones God makes His revelations through the Holy Spirit.
– E. M. Bounds, The Weapon of Prayer
The following poem, the Lord gave to me last year on May 28th.
The Apostle Paul teaches us that to know our Lord Jesus in the power of His resurrection, we must also fellowship in His suffering.
There are two recorded times in the New Testament when the answer was “no” to a request in prayer. The first is was our Lord Himself in the garden the night before His crucifixion. The other is the Apostle Paul’s request for the thorn to be removed. In both cases the cross was necessary for life. – Terry
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