Monday, June 30, 2008

Focus and Clarity

1 Peter 4:7 says, "The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray."

Here Peter elevates the indispensable role of prayer as we approach the end of the age.

Pray-ers, let us always keep the end in view. Our ultimate destination should motivate every aspect of our lives. We cannot afford to become absent-minded regarding the eternal implications of our life-mission.

We have been given the Spirit of a sound disciplined mind (2 Timothy 1:7), and we have been enabled by the Spirit to be self-controlled (Galatians 5:23). May we by faith access these resources of the Spirit so that we will in fact be clear-minded and self-controlled.

May we keep in step with the slightest promptings of the Spirit (Galatians 5:16). In doing so we will have the focus and clarity required of twenty-first century prayer warriors.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Jim Cymbala on "The House of Prayer"

I would like to share with you a powerful message delivered by Jim Cymbala calling the church to embrace its identity as a "House of Prayer."