"The everlasting God. . . neither faints nor is weary" ~ (Isaiah 40:28).
I love this scripture.
Hello friends, Vicki here. I am so thankful for this gathering of fine folk! Your welcoming notes and comments have warmed my heart. I'm enjoying getting to know you all. But I just figured out how to log in, so since I couldn't sleep, thought maybe I'd post a quick tidbit or two.
Found something tonight from Andrew Murray's little book, With Christ in the School of Prayer. Oh how awesome it is to know that prayer is the highest work entrusted to us by God, the root and strength of all our other work in Him, Murray says. I think that Oswald Chambers also said that prayer doesn't equip us for greater works -- prayer is the greater work. So Pilgrim Pals, know that you are doing the greater work of praying for one another in this priesthood of believers. What an amazing and beautiful ministry to find here!
Andrew Murray speaks of our prayer closet here:
"The blessing of the closet does not depend on the strong or fervent feeling with which I pray, but on the love and power of the Father to Whom I there entrust my needs."
Amen and thank you, Jesus.
"Prayer is the practice of drawing on the grace of God," says Oswald Chambers. God is able to make all grace abound towards each one of us--isn't that something! Not just a trickle of grace, but ALL grace.
And this one:
"The purpose of prayer is that we get ahold of God, not of the answer."
Yep, and sometimes God has surely gotten ahold of ME. Know what I mean?
I'll close with one more goodie.
"We look for visions from heaven and for earthshaking events to see God's power....yet we never realize that all the time God is at work in our everyday events and in the people around us. If we will only obey and do the task that He has placed closest to us, we will see Him."
I think Chambers is right. Because I see Christ working all around me through YOU, my precious brothers and sisters in Christ. Keep praying and looking to Jesus. He is our life!
~ Vicki ~