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Last night's readings ... things for me to think on:
"One of the great reasons for lack of prayer is the lack of a living, joyous assurance that God hears us." (from Andrew Murray's The Ministry of Intercessory Prayer)
"So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him
so He can show you His love and compassion.
For the Lord is a faithful God.
Blessed are those who wait for His help."
(Isaiah 30:18 NLT)
"You can be sure of this:
The Lord set apart the godly for Himself.
The Lord will answer when I call to Him."
(Psalm 4:3 NLT)
And this morning ...
Just as each of our cells contains the DNA instruction manual for our physical bodies, so God's ways and commands are "encoded in our spiritual DNA". And just as it is impossible to live contrary to our physical DNA, it is impossible to separate ourselves from this encoded spiritual DNA. And "in working against it, we are working against our own best interest. In resisting it, we resist peace and harmony." (Thoughts and quotes from Live a Praying Life)
"I will pursue Your commands,
for You expand my understanding ...
Make me walk along the path of Your commands,
for that is where my happiness is found."
(Psalm 119:32, 35 NLT)