Servant’s Journal 4.4.17

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Light from the Inner Room

Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:10–11

 

Think of God, His greatness, His holiness, His unspeakable glory, and then imagine the inestimable privilege to which He invites His children, that each one of them, no matter how sinful or frail, may have access to God at any time and may talk with Him as long as he would like. God is ready to meet His child whenever he enters his prayer room; He is ready to have fellowship with him, to give him the joy and strength that he needs along with the assurance that God is with him and will undertake for him in every situation. In addition, God promises that He will enrich His child’s outward life and provide the things he has asked for in secret. We ought to cry out for joy. What an honor! What a salvation!

 

One might imagine that no place on earth would be as attractive to the child of God as the place of prayer, where the presence of God is promised and unhindered fellowship with the Father awaits. But what is the response? From everywhere the conclusion is reached that private, personal prayer is as a general rule neglected by those who call themselves believers.

 

Is there no hope of change? The man through whom God has made known the message of the inner room is none other than our Lord Jesus Christ, who saves us from our sins. He is able and willing to deliver us from our lack of prayer and He will deliver us. Even in your sin and your weakness, come into your prayer room and begin to thank God as you have never thanked Him before that the grace of the Lord Jesus makes it possible for you to converse with your Father just as a child ought to.

 

— Living a Prayerful Life, Andrew Murray

— Pastor Dennis

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