Relating to God (Part 1): Prayer


30/01/2019 | Relating to God [1/6]: Prayer | 19:24


Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

James 4:8a

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

Psalm 40:1-2

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered,
‘Here am I.’
And he ran unto Eli, and said,
‘Here am I; for thou calledst me.’
And he said,
‘I called not; lie down again.’
And he went and laid down.
And the LORD called yet again,
And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said,
‘Here am I; for thou didst call me.’
And he answered,
‘I called not, my son; lie down again.’
Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said,
‘Here am I; for thou didst call me.’
And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.
Therefore Eli said unto Samuel,
‘Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, ‘Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth’. So Samuel went and laid down in his place.
And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times,
‘Samuel, Samuel.’
Then Samuel answered,
‘Speak; for thy servant heareth.’

1 Samuel 3:2-10


The gospel of the grace of God

When you believed Christ died for your sin, you were baptised into Christ

A spiritual union was set up between you and Christ

The spiritual union that was set up between you and Christ, was a marriage union

Your spirit submits to Christ

Your spirit submits to God

You want to relate to God

Your spirit wants to relate to God

The majority of prayer is listening to God

Prayer is basically listening to God

Your spirit is plugged into God

You are holy before God, because your spirit has been made holy in Christ

You do relate to God

You do relate to God without trying to relate to God

Because your spirit is in Christ, you are plugged into God

You are in Christ

You can be aware of what God is saying to you, whilst you’re doing something else

There is a purpose of responding to what God is saying to you

If you say anything to God, He will respond

A softer praying is listening to God without saying anything to Him

A harder praying is saying what you want to God

If God does say something to you, it is for the purpose of you responding

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