Lifewords strength to strength series 8 of 30...3.10.12
lifewords strength to strength series 8/30
Saturday, March 10, 2012
2 Corinthians 8:9 is a great strength scripture.
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you,
that you, always having all sufficiency in everything,
may have an abundance for every good work."
Our God is surely able to make all His grace abound to us! The condition that takes this truth from potential to reality in our lives is prayer. All grace, all strength, all sufficiency come from our Father, through our daily praying. I love the phrase, ALWAYS having all sufficiency......it reminds me of another ALWAYS scripture. Remember the words of our Lord in Luke 18:1 that people ought ALWAYS to pray, and not faint. Jesus continually impressed upon His followers the urgency and importance of prayer and He lived the example of this prayer life every day. Oh the feast that awaits us as we bring our Bibles into the prayer closet to meditate and pray! It is the necessity of the day. Make it your aim to be very protective and intentional about your daily time with Him, desperate to receive His grace, strength and sufficiency. And from that place of communion we can continue to abide throughout the day, through every task and encounter, in constant fellowship with the King.
Let's ask the Holy Spirit to teach us how to live each day in prayer, seated at the table of His grace. Much prayer, much strength. Little prayer, little strength. I pray that you and I would be forever ruined for inconsistent or mediocre praying. Let's not faint on the journey because of lack of prayer, but finish well! As Jesus taught His disciples to pray for this day....Give us this day our daily bread....so every day demands our commitment to prayer. Yesterday's prayers will not be sufficient for this day, and this day's praying will not suffice for tomorrow's needs. His mercies are new every morning! Every day He will supply His abundance of grace for all! Men ought always to pray and not FAINT!