by Roger Thomas

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Basic Prayer
Roger Thomas
Exodus 3:1-15
June 10, 2001

A little girl was drawing a picture. Her teacher watched over her shoulder for a moment and then asked her what she was drawing. "I'm drawing a picture of God," she said confidently. "But no body knows what God looks, " the teacher corrected. "Oh, but they will when I am done," the little girl replied even more confidently.

To whom are you praying, when you say "our Father which art in heaven"? Does it matter? Of course, it matters. Listen to Jeremiah 9:23-24: "This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD. "

Moses apparently thought it mattered. Of all the questions that he might have asked of the voice from the burning bush, he asked one thing—who are you? It wasn't enough that it was clearly a supernatural encounter. He wanted to know the identity of the voice behind the miracle. We would do well to be more like Moses in this regard. Not every supernatural, miracle-producing force is worthy of your faith and obedience. Clearly, Satan, his angels of light, the end times Man of Lawlessness (2 Thess 2), and sometimes mischief making fakers can produce look-a-like supernatural phenomena.

Contrary to what many may teach you in our day, it is not enough to believe in any old god. The question is which God do you believe in? As much good as the Alcoholics Anonymous do in helping addicted people find freedom, they are clearly treading on dangerous ground when they teach folk to find "a higher power" however they may conceive of it. Elijah didn't think any "god" was s good as another when he challenged the prophets of Ahab and Jezebell to dueling ...

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