Monday, August 6, 2007

THE CROSS IN PRAYER

Today for my post I am quoting the reading for August 6th from MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST by Oswald Chambers

The Cross In Prayer


"At that day ye shall ask in My name."


John 16"26


"We are too much given to thinking of the Cross as something we have to get through, we get through it only in order to get into it. The Cross stands for one thing only for us - a complete and entire and absolute identification with the Lord Jesus Christ, and there is nothing in which this identification is realized more than in prayer.


"Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him." Then why ask? The idea of prayer is not in order to get answers from God; prayer is perfect and complete oneness with God. If we pray because we want answers, we will get huffed with God. The answers come every time, but not always in the way we expect, and our spiritual huff shows a refusal to identify ourselves with Our Lord in prayer. We are not here to prove God answers prayer, we are here to be living monuments of God's grace.


"I say not that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father Himself loveth you." Have you reached such an intimacy with God that the Lord Jesus Christ's life of prayer is the only explanation of your life of prayer? Has Our Lord's vicarious life become your vital life?" "At that day" you will be so identified with Jesus that there will be no distinction.


When prayer seems to be unanswered, beware of trying to fix the blame on someone else. That is always a snare to Satan. You will find there is a reason which is a deep instruction to you, not to anyone else."









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14 comments:

~ Amy ~ said...

So true! Thanks for the uplift today!

Short Stop said...

Susan,
This was so encouraging today. Thank you for sharing. I'm often "huffed" with God for not answering my prayers in the way I want Him to. This was very humbling and encouraging to me! Thank you!!
Sarah

Coach J said...

"We are not here to prove God answers prayers, We are here to be living monuments of God's grace"
Great statement. I need to remember that.

jennifer said...

Right on target for the day! Excellent. It is so important for Christians to understand that we are praying for God's will to be done, and not our own.

If we prayed that way all would be so amazing!!

Thanks Susan!!!

Barbara said...

Hi! Susan

Even though I am away, I could not resist going to your blog. I do so agree with your word here and how well you write it all. To know th emind of God is to see prayers answered. How different my life would have b een if God had given me all I wanted rther than all I need to take me on in Him.

Karolee said...

I am finally taking a bit of time to peruse your blog and others. I enjoyed reading this post today. How true the words ring and a good message to hear and remember.

michelle f said...

Amen Sister!!!

Momma Roar said...

Thanks for sharing this! I need to keep sight of this when I think of Jessy.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Once again...a very thought provoking post. Thanks for making me reflect.

Karen said...

This was fitting for me today. Thank you for posting this. I also have that book, and I need to get it out and read it again.

justabeachkat said...

Amen...for sure!

Great post.

Hugs!
Kat

Nadine said...

I loved this post. Prayer is simply our way of communicating with the Father because that is how relationship is built. We pray because He is deserving of it not to get something out of it. How true.

Lori said...

Great post. So true...all we need to do is take our worries and concerns to God in prayer.

Susie said...

Wow, this is a perfect post to go with my prayer today. Thanks Susan for sharing.