Our prayers are precious to God

I had to share this passage:

“OUR PRAYERS ARE honored beyond anything we imagine here on earth. They break through the time barrier to join the eternal worship. Angels bring them before God with reverence and tenderness. The prayers of the faithful are placed upon the altar. At long last those noiseless cries for justice are about to be answered.

Try to enter your time of prayer today with a feeling of gratitude and assurance that your prayers and petitions are heard, that they matter, even if you do not receive the results or answers you want.”

Excerpt From

Year with God

Richard J. Foster

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/year-with-god/id1082411955?mt=11

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The diligence of discipleship — Part 2

We need a more purposeful pursuit of Christ. We need to be more engaged with our own personal pursuits, but joined with other believers as well. Not just from a distance, like a book or podcast… but face to face. Challenge yourself to grow… and to do so with others in your life.  Continue reading “The diligence of discipleship — Part 2”

Discipleship is about radical love

“… I would argue that the instruction to love enemies is ‘the very genius of Christianity.’ And this ‘genius’ command mandates nothing less than that we are to demonstrate to all people the kind of love God demonstrated toward us while we were yet enemies (Rom. 5:10; Eph. 5:1-2). This is precisely why, after defining the kind of love that characterizes God by pointing us to Jesus’s death on the cross, John immediately adds: ‘And we ought to lay down our lives for one another’ (1 John 3:16, italics added).” — Greg Boyd, Crucifixion of the Warrior God 

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