Sunday, July 20, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Psalm 86:6
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble, I will call upon You, for You will answer me.

…There is very little that our personal life is in when we pray, we spell out platitudes before God and call it prayer, but it not prayer at all...

 Nothing is more difficult than to ask. We long and desire and crave and suffer, but not until we are  at the extreme limit will we ask…  A sense of unreality makes us ask. We cannot bring ourselves up against spiritual reality when we like -- all at once the staggering realization dawns that we are destitute of the Holy Spirit, ignorant of all that 
the LORD Jesus stands for... 

The first result of being brought up against reality is this realization of poverty, of the lack of wisdom, lack of the Holy Spirit, lack of power, lack of a grip of God. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,” but be sure you do lack wisdom.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 201 (7/20)
From Our Brilliant Heritage

This photograph is one of my favorites by Jo Chaney, whose title for it is
 The Beginning of an Ending.

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