“Thoughts and Prayer” (“T & P”) began as a simple prayer email to church members as part of my church’s prayer ministry. The driving theme of T & P is “Be open to ALL that God has for you.”, and to always be encouraged.
I trust that what I submit to you (the Holy Spirit is my pen), if nothing else, will open your heart to read, study, and become familiar with what God has written. I suggest you try reading your Bible, for it has the power to change your life. If you do not understand what it is you read, ask God for understanding, and He will grant unto you your request.
Keep this thought with you: Scripture confirms that Jesus prayed. There are several places in the Bible where Jesus’ prayers are written; probably the most familiar is where He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26 and Mark 14) right before He was betrayed by Judas. Scripture also confirms in Luke 4: 16 – 17 that Jesus not only read what was then part of what we now call the Old Testament segment of the present day Bible, but that Jesus was quite familiar with its passages, giving credence that Jesus studied the scrolls of the prophets from Old Testament. Luke, Chapter 4 shows that Jesus was, on the Sabbath day, in the synagogue [the church] as was His regular custom; (4: 16 – 17) And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, He found the place where Isaiah 61 is written and began to recite. He knew the scroll and its contents: He knew where Isaiah 61 was located. He does not ask us to do anymore than He did – to pray and to read and study Scripture.
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Grace and Peace.
Be open to ALL that God has for you!