Friday, March 1, 2013

Intercession

Some of my journals 



Random Journal Day March 2013

3/26/1997, (I had been ill for four days.)
 “Therefore, He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.” Hebrews 7:25 (NIV)
I ran across this today in the Bible reading I am trying to get caught up on. I have studied Hebrews several times. But today, this verse speaks to my heart.
“Jesus is able to save COMPLETELY those who come to GOD through Him.”
Completely is an awesome word; it means in every way. It means that a person is saved from all sin, the sins of omission as well as the sins of commission, those things God calls sin that we aren’t aware of as sin.
“. . . because He always lives to intercede for them”. God always hears from Jesus what we are going through. Jesus is sitting there at God’s right hand saying, “Father, there is this daughter/son of yours who needs your guidance through this day.” Or “Father, your children down there in central Indiana need your protection during the tornado.” Or “Father, that daughter of yours has asked you to come into his or her heart.” Or “Father, that daughter or son of yours has expressed a ‘thank you’ for guiding them through this day.”

Any one of these times of interceding is glorious.

UPDATE:
As I enter this Random Journal Day entry into my computer (2/23/2013) I am interceding for the leadership of our church.


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Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Quote on Faith

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“So I live, knowing that I am in God’s hands, to be used to bring others to Him, if He wills by a long life full of work, or to die tomorrow if He so wills, having nothing worth mentioning. . . . We must do what we can and leave the rest to Him. . . . My trust is in God, so that it matters not what I do or where I go.” Edward Wilson*

What faith this man had. This was written just before he died.




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*From The Faith of Edward Wilson by George Seaver (John Murray, 1948); page 44. Cited in Adult Bible Studies-fall 2012 (Cokesbury) page 76.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

When Religion Isn't Enough By Mary Detweiler



Mary Detweiler discovered there was something more to Christianity than what she had been taught by her ‘works oriented’ background. She learned that God was not a distant being who watched from afar. Mary discovered God wants to have a vital relationship with His people.

This book interested me because of its subject and its content. I came to more fully understand the desire of God to adopt us into His family.

Mrs. Detweiler explains the facets of God as a friend and as a parent. She reviews the ‘roller coaster’ relationship between Judah and the Father and how God sent judges (leaders) to speak for Him. The people wander back and forth between God and the pagan ways of their neighbors.

Mary explores the avenues of prayer and worship. She calls them the sun and water of our relationship. These two elements of faith cause people’s belief in God to grow.

She had trouble-to the point of guilt- believing that prayer moves the hand of God. She cites the story of Peter’s release from prison. People gathered at John Mark’s mother’s home to pray for Peter’s release. When Peter arrived there and knocked on the door. Rhoda went to the door. She heard his voice and ran to tell the others. They didn't know what to think and disbelieved her. Finally they went to the door and opened it. There stood Peter; they were amazed. Mrs. Detweiler found comfort that she was not alone in her amazement of prayer working to cause God to change outcomes.

Mrs. Detweiler explores scripture throughout the book to convey her message-that Christianity is a relationship between God and His children.

I would recommend this book to anyone searching for a deeper understanding of God. It would make a good small-group study.
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I received this book free from the author; all she asked me to do was for me to give an impartial, unbiased, and fair review.

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