#156 – REJOICE IN PRAYER (27/7/20)
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‘Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.’ (Philippians 1:18-19)
Joy in uncertain times comes through ‘standing’ on what we know. There are lots of things that can cause us worry and concern, too often we stand on these, fixate on them and lose hope. However, as Christians, there are wonderful truths that we know, can stand on and rejoice in.
Paul writes, ‘I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers… what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.’
D.L. Moody wrote,
‘He who kneels the most stands best.’
Paul was in very perplexing circumstances and yet he knew that He could speak to his Father about anything. He also knew that the prayers of others would uphold him.
Do we rejoice that we can pray? Through Jesus, we can pray to the Father. The way is open. We can be confident that He is present and powerful. Let’s do what the author to the Hebrews encourages us to do,
‘Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.’ (Hebrews 4:16)
COMMUNITY GROUP STUDY – JOY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES COMES FROM STANDING ON WHAT YOU KNOW
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