Sunday, March 3, 2013

How Goes The Prayer Life

So . . . when we abandon the pursuit of happiness and set upon, instead, the road to holiness . . . then we find happiness--a subtle and deep supernatural joy--trailing in our wake, nipping at our heels.  It follows . . . .

"Tell me how much time you spend alone with God and I will tell you how spiritual you are.
       Not how many meetings you go to.
             Not how many gifts you have.
                     Not how many sermons you preach.
                            Not how many records you’ve made.

Tell me what time you spend alone with God...
and I’ll tell you how spiritual you are." --
L. Ravenhill
A danger on the Way . . . is in learning much theology, talking about God, looking for new angles and novelties supposedly yet undiscovered in the Word . . . in looking at the world and condemning it daily, getting lost in fellowship while forgetting the object/subject of devotion . . . and so on,
. . . but failing to ever know God.  Where is the personal relationship, the interaction with Spirit?  The measure of our true spiritual fire and sincere submission . . . can be found in the measure of our prayer life.  How often, how intensely, how passionately . . . do we prostrate our selves before our very Maker, interceding on behalf of the lost, of rebellious loved ones, sustaining earnest loved ones, praying for hedges of protection, for strength, for light, for purity . . . ?
"A sinning man stops praying; a praying man stops sinning." 
"If you're going to be a true Christian, I'll tell you one thing amongst others: it'll be a lonely life. It's a narrow way and it becomes narrower and narrower and narrower."
"Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?" --Ravenhill

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And the narrower the path the steeper the sides or ditches. Walk cautiously!

Brother Thomas ©2015

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