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Beyond the Curtain (4 of 13)
How to Enjoy Intimacy With God
Series: No Guts, Not Glory
Preached February 1, 2009
Video: "How Should We Then Pray?"
Have you been there?
As I mentioned last week, prayer is probably the most misunderstood and frustrating of all the disciplines; yet so vital in pursuing the Christ-life and to become more godly.
Remember, we are training ourselves for godliness, and, just as you have frustrations and setbacks when it comes to being physically fit, you'll experience those when it comes to getting, and staying, spiritually fit.
My prayer is that you will experience less of what you just saw on that video, and more of knowing how prayer works and what's involved.
Just as in any relationship, communication is IMPERATIVE! That's what prayer is: communion with God: both speaking and listening.
A couple of books I would recommend on the topic are,
Christian Prayer for Dummies. It's a great, humorous look at this discipline of prayer.
Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God
Well, let's look at our text again.
TEXT: Hebrews 10:19-22
While you're turning their, I overheard someone last week say, "I thought Jeff's sermon was divine. It reminded me of the peace of God. It passed all understanding."
To which someone responded, "It reminded me of the mercies of God. I thought it would endure forever…."
This morning, due to our commissioning of Todd Jimenez and Kristen Dreyer to their new staff positions, this message SHOULD be a little shorter.
Last week we looked at the real key to having a vibrant, close relationship with God; you have to be compelled by your passion.
Prayer is not so much gritting your teeth as it is "falling in love."
Jesus said the number one commandment is to…
"… love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."
When you are pas ...
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