PRAYER: THE WAY TO BE CO-CONTROLLER
OF THE UNIVERSE
JESUS CHRIST taught us to pray. He set the example for us in
prayer. He prayed: at His baptism, temptation, transfiguration,
Lord's Supper, Gethsemane, and briefly on the cross. There was
only one period when He did not pray. That was when the sins of
the world rested on Him on the cross. That in part explains why so
many people are not praying today - SIN.
An overly simplistic descriptive explanation of prayer is simply
finding God's will and praying "Thy will be done." In this manner
one becomes co-controller of the universe. It is done by the will and
power of the other co-controller.
Throughout the Bible it is as though God is begging us to talk to
Him, to pray. His telling us to pray is like a parent telling a child to
clean up his or her dirty room. The parent doesn't tell the child to
clean up the room simply because he or she wants the child to
know it is dirty. The parent wants action. For the same reason God
tells us to pray. He wants action.
On a recent flight across our great land I noticed many major rivers
and large lakes. These represent large reserves of energy. Most of
them were not being used to supply our country with the much
needed power. A greater waste is our failure to pray.
In Queensland, Australia some poor workmen tried to eke out a
living on a plot of land. They lived in poverty not knowing that there
on Mt. Morgan beneath their feet was one of the largest gold
deposits in the world. They lived in bread lines with gold of
inestimable value beneath their feet. Many Christians are living as
spiritual paupers because they have failed to use their greatest
right - the right of prayer.
Trials and tribulations are gold mines from which we get some of
life's greatest prizes.
"Lord, when am I going to get out of this?" instead of , "Lord what
am I going to get out of this?"
One of th ...
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