“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31
To Those Who Will Pray –
Did you know that the entire Gospel of John is summarized in one verse?
After writing 20 chapters, John succinctly records the ultimate purpose in preparing this book. It is in verse 31 of chapter 20, which says he wrote so that you and I “may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.”
He wrote so others may have life in Jesus, and that is the same reason we ought to pray. It should be the greatest reason we are praying.
E. M. Bounds once wrote, “Prayer is God’s settled and singular condition to move ahead His Son’s Kingdom.” If that is true…and I believe it is…then prayer must become our utmost focus.
It must be the thing we did yesterday, the thing we do today and the thing we do tomorrow. All other activities must take their proper place behind this most prominent calling.
As you approach the throne of God this month, go with confidence and determination so that all “may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing [they] may have life in His name.”
Keep pressing on,
November 13, 2014
AMEN! This morning I heard a story from a lady at my table about the power of prayer. Years ago, her 3 1/2 year old son drank some kerosene. He was in critical condition at the hospital for a full week and then the doc told her to call the family, they didn’t beleive he would make it through the night. She called her sister who in turn called their church and started a prayer chain for her son. The next morning he came to and told his mommy he was hungry! The doc was amazed and had him rushed to x-ray. His lungs were clear. 12 hours earlier they had been filled with the toxic fluid. The doc humbly admitted he had nothing to do with this.
Nothing on this planet can touch the power generated by fervent prayer!
November 24, 2014
Love it. Thanks, Kelly.