"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers
Monday, March 7, 2011
Prayer...A One-On-One Conversation With God (3/28/2010)
Have you ever heard someone say "that was an answer to prayer?" Or perhaps you've even said it yourself. To be completely honest, I hate that phrase. I am also not very fond of the phrase "say/said a prayer" either. Now, let me explain why I don't like those phrases. Prayer is simply a one-on-one conversation with God. If we are saved and have a personal relationship with Him, we can go to Him at any time about anything. When you have a conversation with another person, you don't say that you said a conversation; that wouldn't make sense. No, when ou have a conversation with someone, you simply say that you talked to that person. Why should it be any different with God? Now, think about what happens when you ask for something from another person. Are they silent and wait for days, weeks, or months to answer you? No, they answer you right away. It's the same way with God. I think we too often think that if God doesn't give us exactly what we ask for right when we want it, then he didn't answer our prayer. We don't want to accept the fact that God does know other words besides yes. Sometimes God will tell us yes, but often times He tells us no or wait too. We just have to be patient and know that no matter what God tells us, His answer is always perfect.