Sunday, July 6, 2014

Gathering in Christ

2 Chronicles 7:1
When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

Our LORD said God always answers prayer. If our prayers are in Jesus, that is, according to His nature, the answers will not be in accordance with our nature, but with His… Prayer to us is not practical, it is stupid, and until we do see that prayer is stupid (that is, stupid from the ordinary natural common-sense point of view), we will never pray. “It is absurd to think that God is going to alter things in answer to prayer!” But that is what Jesus says He will do. It sounds stupid, but it is a stupidity based on His Redemption. The reason that our prayers are not answered is that we are not stupid enough to believe what Jesus says. It is a child, and only a child, who has prayers answered; a wise and prudent man does not [have the child-like heart].

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 187 (7/6)
From So I Send You

This photograph is by Kristofer Rowe.

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