It’s hard to come up with all the creative ideas we need for church communications, isn’t it? And it’s also tough to get done all the projects we need to get done in the short amount of time we have to do them---so what do we do?
As with every other area of life, we can PRAY! And in today's podcast I want to share with you some verses and thoughts on prayer to encourage and challenge you.
Verses on Prayer
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Matthew 7:7 KJV)
We love to read the passage above on how God answers our prayers, but with these, as with all the Bible, we must put these promises in the context of the entirety of God's Word. The next three passages remind us that for God to answer our prayers, he has certain requirements for us.
First, we cannot expect answers to prayers based on wrong motives or selfish desires.
You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. (James 4:2, 3)
Second, we need to be in his Word and allow his Word to saturate our lives. When we do that and our desires are based on God's
Word, we know we are praying in a way that, if God chooses, he can then answer.Continue Reading