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What is faith?

This quote from Charles Surgeon, pretty much sums it up I think.

When everything is going well, it can be easy to trust God. However when we’re challenged or face difficult situations, we can be guilty of turning away from God because we think he doesn’t care or isn’t there for us any more. However during those difficult times, that is when we should trust God more than ever.

When we do trust God through no matter what situations we face, our faith will keep us strong and keep us believing God will get us through whatever we’re facing.

It true isn’t it, we can each be our own worst enemy can’t we!

Why do we do that to ourselves? We make things so difficult for ourselves don’t we?

I know for myself, I can easily convince myself that a decision I make is wrong, even when it’s blatantly obvious it is the right one.

Why do we do that? For those of us who are Christians, it’s clear the person who makes us doubt our every decision, every belief, is the devil. He is the one who will do anything and everything he can to make us do and say things which we wouldn’t normally do, to make us turn away from and doubt God.

So beware our worst enemy can come from within.

God will not be absent when His people are on trial; he will stand in court as their advocate, to plead on their behalf.  – Charles Spurgeon

Isn’t it reassuring to know that no matter what we face in life, God will stand up for us, and support and guide us.

So trust God, because He will always be there for you.

Over these last few months I’ve become more aware of how different we all are in terms of whether we feel too hot, just right or too cold. i.e. One person can be opening the window to let some cool air in because they are too hot, while the next person is pulling on a jumper and turning on their heater on because they’re cold.

Just as we are all different when it comes to how hot or cold we feel physically, so we can all be at different temperatures in our prayer life too. That may not make much sense until you read the following quote from Charles Spurgeon, which to me it explains it perfectly:

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I don’t know about you, but I often feel completely exhausted. So much so that it can be a real effort to actually achieve anything, or in fact to even want to achieve anything. Thankfully God isn’t like us at all, because he is never too tired or exhausted to look out for us, to listen to us, to talk to us, or to guide us.

As a bird cannot exhaust the air in the sky nor a fish exhaust the water in the sea neither can we exhaust the grace of God ~ C.H. Spurgeon

If only we were more like God…

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PRAYER

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

I’ve shared a number of prayer quotes with you in the past, so today I have a few more for you:

    1. If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer. ~ Martin Luther
    2. If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ. ~ C. H. Spurgeon
    3. The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer. ~ Leonard Ravenhill
    4. If the spiritual life be healthy, under the full power of the Holy Spirit, praying without ceasing will be natural. ~ Andrew Murray
    5. Little praying is a kind of make believe, a salve for the conscience, a farce and a delusion. ~  E. M. Bounds
    6. Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer. ~ R. A. Torrey
    7. I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach. ~ Charles Spurgeon
    8. Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. ~ E.M. Bounds
    9. Prayer is the first thing, the second thing, the third thing necessary to a minister. Pray, then my dear brother; pray, pray, pray. ~ Edward Payson
    10. Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things ‘above all that we ask or think. ~ Andrew Murray

So why have I been passing on all these quotes about prayer? Well, I think I’ve said to you before, but I make no apology for saying again, that prayer must be at the centre of your Christian life. Without prayer, we cannot be living as Christ wants and needs us to.

Pray now. Pray later. Pray always.