Our Priceless Privilege (July 30, 2013)

Jeremiah 33:3  “Call to me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

God wants to communicate with us.  Talking to God is only part of prayer.  We must also listen for the still, small voice of God and be aware of His presence.  God communicates in different ways–through His Word, through our circumstances, through others.  Sometimes He speaks into our heart.  One thing we must always keep in mind, though, is that God will never tell us something that goes against what He has written in His Word.

In order for our prayers to have any power is through a personal relationship with God that begins with Jesus.  We must be reconciled to God through our faith and trust in Jesus as our Savior.  Our priceless privilege begins with an invitation to stand in His presence and an opportunity to seek answers from the Great I AM.

“Not only have you been invited to stand in His presence, you have been invited to conversation, an intimate dialogue with the One who cares about you most.  It is the ultimate conversation:  your opportunity to seek understanding from your Creator; your chance to ask the Lord of all that exists to deliver you in the areas where you cannot help yourself; and your privilege to know Him better.”¹

[Read Psalms 1-15]

Psalm 5:1-3  O Lord, hear me as I pray;
pay attention to my groaning.
Listen to my cry for help, my King and
my God
for I pray to no one but you.
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
Each morning I bring my requests to
you and wait expectantly.

Father God,
Thank You for giving me the gift of prayer and the privilege of standing in Your presence.  Thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus, who reconciled us to You through His death and resurrection.  Thank You for the indwelling Holy Spirit who enables us to do Your will.  Thank You for revealing Yourself to me when I pray.  In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

¹Charles F. Stanley, “The Ultimate Conversation” (New York, NY, Howard Books, 2012) p. 1

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About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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