Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Last time we were together we learned from a series of Gospel stories that only people who have faith mixed with desperation get the answers they are seeking to their prayers.
There was another characteristic that was true of all these people who get answers to prayer, and that is the characteristic of humility. James states it like this when he says; God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Actually the word translated resists means to oppose. Do you see the picture… we come to God and because he senses there is a spirit of pride in us we meet resistance rather than acceptance…
I wonder if that’s the reason we have so little victory in prayer. Or is it because we fail to obey another verse in James (James 4:10) Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord. Peter puts it like this; Humble yourselves therefore under the might hand of God. But in both cases notice that there is an imperative here. This is an action that we are supposed to take, Humble yourselves,,,
Well next time we are together we are going to look at this again. But for now let’s just remember that desperate people who humble themselves get answers to prayer. So let’s come to God like that.
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