A Conversation

     Throughout the four Gospels, we see that Jesus talked to the Father - His Father
How does one talk to the Father?  Two ways, by our prayers and by the Holy Spirit
When we pray to Jesus our prayers are heard by the Holy Spirit. He acts as the go
between for us and Jesus.  What He does is refines our prayer meaning anything
we cannot put into words He does that for us.  He does not change the meaning of our
prayer or put words in our mouth.  He puts words to our 'groaning'so that our prayers
say what we want them to say and not what He wants them to say.  So I ask the ques-
tion, who is your advocate?  What did Jesus pray for?  He prayed for His glorification
and the disciples.  Before He went back to Heaven, Jesus conquered this world through 
the greatest act of sacrificial love that is known to mankind and will never be done
by anyone else.  He did this by death on the cross and shedding His blood on that cross
for our sins and by rising from the dead.  He was the sacrificial lamb and scapegoat
as in the Old Testament.  Jesus' mission was to be Savior of the world.
     So in the life of a believing Christian, glorifying God is our highest calling.
Being called a leader does not make you a leader.  The calling is that our glory, would
glorify God.  The glory and the majesty of God is far greater then any personal success
or tragedy.  His glory was reflected by the disciples."Holy Father, protect 
them that they may be kept safe"(John 15:11).  

The joy that Christians feel is a joy that comes from Jesus and His joy is
lasting and eternal.  "Knowledge of Christ requires an answer and an action.  
God will be with us in our challenges and struggles."(John Knox)  Obedience 
results in Jesus' love for His own and it brings confidence and joyful living.
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves
with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience".(3:12) 
Jesus died to give me this life, so what is keeping me from living it and
keeping me from heaven.

Jesus was the revelation of God's glory and He always answers prayer.  GOD IS
ON THE MOVE. God desires that we experience the fullness of His love and presence.  
Prayer is not optional for a Christian - it is what defines the life style of a
Christian - we engage Him in prayer and a dynamic forms.  We interact God and
God interacts with us.  There is only One who will never leave us or forsake us.
Sarah Young said the same thing but put it this way:  "In closeness to Me, you
are safe.  In the intimacy of My Presence, you are energized.  Not matter where
you are in the world, you know you belong when you sense My nearness.  Ever since
the Fall, man has experienced a gaping emptiness that only My Presence can fill.  I
designed you for close communication with your Creator.  How I enjoyed walking
in the garden with Adam and Eve before Satan deceived them!

When you commune with Me in the garden of your heart, both you and I are blessed.
This is My way of living in the world-through you!  Together we will push back
the darkness, for I am the Light of the world."(Ps32:7  Gen3:8-9  John8:12)

Moses said it best in Deut4:7  "What other nation is so great as to have their god
so near to them the way the Lord our God is near to us whenever we pray to Him."  





 

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