Sunday, July 29, 2007

Beau's Sunday Sermon -- Pray Without Ceasing

"Pray without ceasing," (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NKJV) How do you think of Prayer? Is it something you do or is it a part of who you are? It is NOT supposed to be a conscious act we do. Prayer is a life giving force that is much a part of us as the blood flowing through our veins. Prayer is supposed to be like breathing. It is a part of who we are, it is continually and never ending yet we are rarely aware of it, and it is an integral part of our living and being. It is to be a part of our every breath, heartbeat, and thought. And, when you pray, do you truly, genuinely believe with all your heart your prayers will be answered...or is there a little part of you that questions or doubts it? Did you know that in The Holy Bible Jesus never mentioned unanswered prayer? That is because Jesus never doubted God answered prayers. "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." (Mark 11:24; Luke 11:9,10 NKJV) God may not answer your prayers in the way you think He will or should, but He does answer them and in the best way. It make not make sense to us at the time, but God is not one for common and ordinary. He wants something greater! So, pray without ceasing, believe even in the unimaginable, and He will answer your prayers. Love, Beau