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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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August 21, 2013 - The Power of Prayer

By Gary Rogers

Prayer and power cannot be separated. There is power in prayer. The power is not in the formation of words to flow in some cadence and rhyme. The power is not the intellect shown by the phrases and terms used. The power is not in the emotion that may or may not be expressed during the prayer. The power is whom we are praying to. The power is in God's presence through prayer.

Prayer was a consistent discipline in Jesus' life. "So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed" (Luke 5:16, NKJV). Jesus has power due to who He is. He is God with us (Matthew 1:23). He is God who became flesh (John 1:14; Colossians 2:9). The signs, wonders and miracles Jesus did came from His own power and authority. But Jesus prayed. How much more should we?

In His prayer life, Jesus sought the Father. He spent a night in prayer before selecting His disciples (Luke 6:12,13). He took Peter, John and James with him to the mountain to pray when He was transfigured before them (Luke 9:28). He spent time in Gethsemane praying just prior to His arrest (Luke 22:40). Jesus full of power as God on earth gives us one of the greatest examples of dedication to prayer.

Luke 11:1 records the disciples saying, "Lord, teach us to pray." These men traveled with Jesus and saw His life from a perspective like no one else. The disciples witnessed Jesus' discipline in prayer and saw its influence on His life. What they saw they wanted for themselves.

Today we have access to God the Father through faith in Christ the Son by praying. We can seek God in prayer, and He is found by us. What a privilege it is to know the discipline of prayer can bring to our lives the same results as seen in the life of Christ.

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.

 

 

 

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