Monday, August 08, 2005

Prayer And Spiritual Life III

"We got too many things ahead of the Lord.

You can't have the prayer meeting because Mr. Godfrey's on tonight. You can't have the prayer meeting because "We Love Sucy" is on tonight, or some kind of a foolish nonsense like that, that takes up the time.

And we don't have time to hear the voice of the Lord.

And those who do claim to be Christians, just kneel down of the little prayer like this, kinda homemade. "Lord bless me, and my family, and take care of us. Good night." And the next morning rise and say, "Just guide us through the day. Good day."...

We should wait on the Lord. You see, we do all the talking. We don't give Him a chance to talk back to us.

That if we would pray and pray until our soul comes into the Presence of God, and then just relax and listen to His voice...

But there's so many voices today that takes the voice of the Lord away from us.

There's the voice of pleasure. So many people are listening to that, where they can go and have a good time. And many of them are professing to be Christians. Some kind of an old rock-and-roll coming up, they just can't listen to what God...

They--they say, "Well, I'm a Christian, I read a verse in the Bible today, yeah, 'Jesus wept.'" That's it, go ahead.

But then, to really get down and pray, they got to many other things to do. There's so many voices in the world, so many things to attract our attention from God."

Quote: William Marrion Branham
"Hear His Voice", 10.05.1958


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's wonderful how the Lord works. A minister was just talking about prayer and communion with the lord Sunday- week at my church. He said something like, "Just pull up a chair and invite the Lord to sit down and chat with you, as you would an old, dear friend. He'll always come when He's invited." And that helped me. :)

3:30 AM  
Blogger Erlend said...

Dear anonymous friend,

Yes, it's wonderful! You know, when we talk about the Lord, He draws near. It creates an atmosphere that He loves to dwell in, and I believe that if we could keep that atmosphere around us long enough, God could really do wonders in our lives and change us and people around us completely.

My girlfriend told me about a minister (she was streaming a sermon) that was in the hospital, sick. While in his bed he got to praying, and after a while the presence of the Lord came into the room... It was so strong that when a nurse came into the room she sensed it and wanted to know more about the God this minister served.

That's powerful! More powerful than passing out a tract, wouldn't you say?

8:19 AM  

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