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Conversation moved to bin

Thursday, September 24, 2020  
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Conversation moved to bin

This is what happens to most E Mails because either they are not wanted or they are just rubbish clogging up one’s inbox.

Fortunately, the Lord is not like that – He doesn’t move our ‘conversations’ with Him to the bin. Sometimes it might seem like He takes no action - but we have to let patience have its perfect work rather than assume He isn’t listening or won’t listen to us.

It’s actually the opposite - He wants our communication. Call it prayer if you like, you will find exhortations to pray throughout the Bible.  In the early church it was one of the things they gave themselves to – apostles doctrine, fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayers. Acts 2:42

Paul’s exhortation to the Thessalonians was, ‘Pray without ceasing.’ 1 Thessalonians 5:17 And to the Philippians, ‘Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.’ Philippians 4:6

So, prayer is VITAL!  The two principal words for prayer are ‘deomai’ – meaning ‘make your request’ and ‘proseuchomai’ meaning ‘speak out loud.’ It could not be easier!  No special clothing is required, no special ritual, no qualification is needed to be allowed to pray.   Just accept this invitation,  ‘Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.’ Hebrews 4:16. Come and speak out your request!

But watch your attitude  - ‘Without faith (that is trust) it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.’ Hebrews 11:6

In these days of storms and shaking, prayer is very important and, thankfully, very simple – speak to your loving heavenly Father with your requests, in the name of Jesus, knowing for certain He does not just move your prayer to the bin. Wait and watch and follow any instructions He may give you and see the results.  My wife and I can testify to many answered prayers in all areas of life – health, business, wellbeing, family and in practical physical areas as well.  The Lord God delights in His children and is quick to bless.

It may be that you are at a spiritual low point – it happens to the best of us sometimes.  What then? Just the time to pray in your prayer language (tongues), to choose to praise, and to remember you are a blood bought child of God. Rejoice, therefore in your salvation, pray without ceasing - easier in tongues than any earthly language - and in everything, give thanks. This demonstrates in the spiritual realm that we love and trust the Lord God, and it is pleasing in His sight.

Paul tells us that he who speaks in tongues edifies himself (1 Corinthians 14:4) - that is we build up our spiritual strength. No wonder he urges us to pray without ceasing. It has always been important, but it is VITAL for us all in the these days.

This article was written by Peter Michell. For more information on this subject, please study the Transformed Working Life (2015 and 2017 series) booklets and videos.  These booklets and videos, together with much other helpful material, are available free of charge  Note that printed TWL booklets are also available from Amazon by typing ‘Transformed Working Life’ in the search box.

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