I want my prayers to God to be convincing. Convincing for me. God doesn’t need convincing. He already knows and controls everything. But like Paul in his letter to the Philippians, I want to know what’s best to pray and the purpose of my prayer. I want my prayer life to reflect what I know to be true about God and His desires for those I love as well as myself. Paul prays that his friends will experience ABOUNDING LOVE but not just any kind of love: love deep and insightful.
What is your first importance. Everyday. All day. Even though there are givens such as getting up, going to work, caring for children, etc., I try to embrace the same “first importance” as Paul, the writer of Corinthians, did. “For what I received I passed on to you AS OF FIRST IMPORTANCE” that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to scriptures.” If the writer of over half of the New Testament
He’s been coming in for several weeks now. Gets the same thing every morning...a sausage and egg biscuit....a “soft” egg. He’s worked all night and stops off to sit a spell before heading home to Cullman. He plays solitaire on his phone or some sort of game anyway when he’s not making conversation with another customer who needs someone to talk to. Anyhow, this morning Frank said, “I wanted to let you know you won’t be seeing me for awhile. And I wanted you to know why I wasn
=5Well it's Missionary Monday here at Graves. I thought about writing today about our responsibility to steward our resources as believers. I hoped to inspire you to strongly consider the biblical mandate to support missionaries. A Missionary is simply a person who tells others about Christ. HOWEVER, in light of the insanity that took place late last night in Nevada, I am spurred to shift gears to boldly ask you DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE SPENDING ETERNITY? I've known tragedy.