Sunday, 5 March 2017

Conform to what?

Richard Foster recounts how his prayer life changed dramatically when he learned to pray "so that my experience conformed to the words of Jesus rather than trying to make his words conform to my impoverished experience."

This is very true. How often do I try and get Jesus to change in order to fit into my will and purposes instead of allowing His truth, love, mercy and will change my life?

Matthew 6:9-13 - “The world is full of so-called prayer warriors who are prayer-ignorant. They’re full of formulas and programs and advice, peddling techniques for getting what you want from God. Don’t fall for that nonsense. This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply. Like this: Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right; Do what’s best— as above, so below. Keep us alive with three square meals. Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil. You’re in charge! You can do anything you want! You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes.

Living in Grace


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