Thoughts and insights about prayer

This blog is for me to publish my thoughts, expereinces and insights regarding prayer from a Christian perspective and from the Scriptures

Location: Tahmoor, Wollondilly Shire / NSW, Australia

I'm 41 years old, married to Rose and have 5 boys, 3 whom are step sons. I love God, love people as well as all creation. This is where I post my thoughts,aspirations, activities and any other quirky thing that catches my interest.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

walking with God

It is Sunday over here in Oz and we are getting ready for church.

I love Church, I can't get enough of it, I love the fellowship, the music, the prayers and the preaching and I just can't understand how some people don't like it. ....I do actually, the reason why most people don't like church is it's to do with them, they get nothing out of it.. I think in the majority of the time, we don't get nothing out of chruch because we don't put anything into it.

Christianity is not about self, it's about relationship pure and simple, relationship with our true and living God, and relationship with others, helping them to come into a relationship with the real risen Lord.

Walking with God requires us to share our selves, sharing with God about who we are, what is going on in our life and sharing the needs of others as well with our risen Lord and in turn responding to the needs of others as God moves us to do so.

Read the link to the article I wrote about walking with God, because when we do start sharing with God about the needs of others, God will in return start changing us to help in providing the needs of others, but first we must share.

Next time you go to Church, think how can I give of myslef today?, Can I pray for someone, smile at someone, shake someones hand, have a conversation with someone, and even during the course of the conversation have the opportunity to be able to meet someones needs.

Blessings, ask the Lord today to help you to see and to be able to meet someones needs, in his way.



Blogger CraigS said...

Saw your picture in the Southern Cross... :-)

3:52 pm  
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