you to Bryan Daniels, a fellow Christian Brother in Blog Land.
I am still thinking about his post that I read last evening. It has been an instrument in the Hands of the HOLY SPIRIT to increase my praying faith and I’d like to share a portion of it with you and when you have read the following portion I am certain you will want to read the whole of it at Bryan’s blog address.
“If I am not convinced that God can accomplish my son’s salvation and prepare him for an apprehension of grace, what motivation for prayer is there?
This is a weighty privilege and responsibility for parents. Our supplications can be one of the many tiny levers that has helped set the great wheel of God’s sovereignty into motion for our child’s salvation. In prayer, we place our child’s destiny into the caring hands of the merciful Father, for God forbid these precious ones be left up to their own fallen devices.
I know there is tension and mystery on the subject of human responsibility and divine sovereignty. His sovereignty does not negate our responsibility, but rather should motivate and empower it. The God who can be trusted on as a loving Father, can also be depended on to carry out his purposes as a powerful King.
So I pray over my son every night. Standing on the undying promises of a King who can never be thwarted (Eph 1:11):
“God you make Josiah a man of God, You make him a man after Your own heart…You give him a heart of flesh to know You and fear You, and You save him by Your grace.” (Ezekiel 36:26-36).
I know without the Holy Spirit moving on his little heart he will have no inclination to repent and believe the gospel in his lifetime (Eph 2:3-5).
At the conclusion of our bedtime prayer Josiah looks up at me as I say “In Jesus Name.” And he always responds with a hearty drawn out, “Aaaaamen!!!” or, as the word means, ”So be it!”
A three year old knows his utter dependence on the Father’s mercy. Let us find that same childlike dependence in prayer, and our interceding and going and preaching will not be with vain appeals of man-centered movement, but with the Father’s blessing and divine power.
to be directed to Bryan’s post.
ABBA, I realize the corruption, the derogation and more that saturates the world-wide web and yet You and Your people can be found here setting forth Your Gospel. Thank You. Thank You, ABBA, for allowing us to live in this generation. And yet as I say that to You I am thinking okay since I am in this generation with all it’s corruption and media means to communicate, let me not fail to be faithful to embrace, even seize, every avenue to present Your Gospel. Thank You for calling us, allowing us, to be co-laborers with You. And as Bryan pointed out to me in some other messages he penned, before charging the public, let me, let us, pray and pray in our private closets until we hear clearly from You the way YOU want us to reach that One and Another with Your Gospel. You are so AWESOME to allow us this relationship/fellowship with You. Thank You, DADDY GOD. And in this moment now I pray for all who come here to pray, that You will gift us and fill us with Faith. Faith to trust, faith to labor with You for the souls of man. For sure there are needs in the people who come here, if not themselves, for those they love and care for who have broken hearts and homes, sicknesses and diseases, lacks and wants and so I ask You, HOLY SPIRIT, to attend to each in Your own perfect way with love and grace, mercy, forgiveness healings, provisions and restoration. And, ABBA, I am mindful and grateful to bring this petition solely in and on the Merits of JESUS the CHRIST, my Savior. Amen and . . .
We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,