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Topic Title: Spiritual Growth
Created On: 03/11/2011 03:40:16 PM
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03/11/2011 03:40:16 PM
My name is Mary and I would like to find out a little more about each of you, in the spiritual sense, so that we can know each other in the Lord when we arrive in the fall.
Post a note about what the Lord has been teaching you in this season - the "right before leaving home/transferring" season.
Recently I was struggling with prayer. It seemed that my prayers were not doing anything and that I was just going through the motions, not desiring to pray or gaining joy from praying. And why is prayer so important if it has no meaning or significance?
Then, a couple days ago, in Revelation chapter five, verse eight stood out to me: "And when He [the Lamb] had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." Tears came to my eyes. I could hardly believe it! The Lord counts my prayers worthy to be in a golden bowl offered up to Him!
I was also reminded that Jesus continually offers up intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25). And He is offering us the privilege of joining Him in this act of intercession!
My dad added to my excitement about praying. He reminded me that Jesus told His disciples, "Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matt. 18:18 Our prayers are heard by the ALMIGHTY God. And He takes action! He answers our prayers and is moved by them (see Moses' example in Exodus 32:11-14).
Do not cease praying, my brothers and sisters, for our prayers are a delight to our God, and our prayers are answered!
"In Your presence there is fullness of joy..." Psalm 16:11b
Biology Major (Pre-Med)
A girl in love with Jesus
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