Summary: To know that we have to build our relationship with the FATHER GOD rather than building the things we already have from Him.
Do you have everything?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To know that we have to build our relationship with the FATHER GOD rather than building the things we already have from Him.
Mark 11:24 (The Message)
11:24 That's why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you'll get God's everything.
Mention everything to GOD. Commune with GOD about everything, it's already yours. Just build the relationship not the things we have.
Pray for everything
Study of Mark 11
A. Author: Mark, son of Mary of Jerusalem; referred to as John Mark
B. Date written: 58 B.C.
C. Purpose: To present JESUS of Nazareth as GOD's Suffering Servant, the Redeemer of the world
D. To whom written: Roman or Gentile Christians
E. Main Theme: CHRIST is the tireless servant of GOD and humanity.
F. Key word: Immediately
G. Key verse: Mark 10:45
Mark 10:45 (Amplified Bible)
10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to have service rendered to Him, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for (instead of) many.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Pray for absolutely everything
"That's why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large."
Matthew 18:19 (The Message)
18:19 When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action.
Matthew 21:22 (The Message)
21:22 Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God."
Ephesians 6:18 (The Message)
6:18 In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
Ephesians 6:18 (God's Word)
6:18 Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. For the same reason be alert. Use every kind of effort and make every kind of request for all of God's people.
Philippians 4:6 (The Message)
4:6 Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.
There's nothing we start or take on this world without a prayer, pray for them, it doesn't need to be long or short, the point is you have prayed about it. You need to commune with GOD about everything, be conscious that you and GOD are family. I have the habit of consulting my parents before something I need to do, just like that, make prayer like breathing.
B. As you embrace this GOD-life, include everything
"Include everything as you embrace this God-life,"
Thank GOD for everything in this eternal life we have. Our LORD have given us an example, just thank the FATHER GOD:
Matthew 11:25-26 (The Message)
11:25 Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: "Thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. You've concealed your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people.