...what's with all this prayer stuff?
I was reading Oswald Chambers this morning....and really struck by this....the other side of the prayer coin ... the relational side. I felt impressed to bring that aspect in at this point....since the whole thing is about relationships....based on relationships...functions out of relationships...everything in our lives. So what Oswald had to say this morning, I think is particularly important to say again about our journey in Him.
"Prayer is not a normal part of the life of the natural man. We hear it said that a person’s life will suffer if he doesn’t pray, but I question that. What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in him, which is nourished not by food, but by prayer. When a person is born again from above, the life of the Son of God is born in him, and he can either starve or nourish that life. Prayer is the way that the life of God in us is nourished. Our common ideas regarding prayer are not found in the New Testament. We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself."