Recently I spent time searching an online Christian bookstore for a book I hoped was not out of publication. The title of the book I wanted started with P. I started my search alphabetically. The book wasn’t there. What I did find made me sad and angry. Numerous books about the subject of prayer. How to pray, when to pray, why to pray, where to pray, what kind of words to pray, praying for mothers, prayers for dads, how to teach your children to pray and more !! I learned to pray from the example our Savior Jesus Christ gave to His disciples, the Holy Word and the Spirit of the living God who resides in each of us who claims Christ as Savior.
How many of you, without a thought, will turn on your television this evening to watch the Bible series thing? I pray none of you! After all, some very noted preachers and leaders have endorsed. So, if they say it’s ok…then it is right? NO!!!!!!! ( I hear some mumbly, angry words). If you chose to know more of our Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit— spend time this evening reading aloud John 15 to the end of his Gospel; or Matthew 26 to the end. If your heart’s desire is to know Him more, I guarantee John and Matthew’s writings will move your heart.
Hebrews 4: 12-1612 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot * sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
I would rather place my faith and trust in the John, Matthew and Paul ( and the other 63 books of Holy Scripture) truth about the One True God; than in a Hollywoodized, distorted, untruthful representation of our Lord Jesus Christ. ♥ Streim