Summary: What is the greatest Christian work? PRAYER! What Prayer has taught me is a message on the life of prayer, and what I have learned in over thirty years of being a Christian. Do you pray? What has prayer taught you?
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A Ministry of Huckaby’s Evangelism
WHAT PRAYER HAS TAUGHT ME
By-Evangelist Gary Huckaby
Psalms- "In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD; thou art my trust from my youth."
"These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."
The most humbling, The most beneficial Christian work is PRAYER. (Lee Robinson)
I want to repeat that again: THE MOST HUMBLING, THE MOST BENEFICIAL
CHRISTIAN WORK IS PRAYER.
Preaching, Teaching or Witnessing, No Christian exercise will do for you what PRAYER will do. That is true prayer. The moment you are saved you can pray. If your Christian life is to be successful you must PRAY. AT ALL TIMES. Prayer is the Greatest Force in all the universe. Some one said, and surely this is true.
What Has PRAYER Taught Me?
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The Folly of Worry And The Wisdom of Faith
Psalms 71:1- David’s prayer to God.
It is a sin to worry, but it is right to have faith. It has been said that 90% of all worry never happens. Only 10% does, so much of our worry is never going to happen. So why worry? Why not trust God, put your faith in Him. Worry is folly, Faith is believing God. Worry is a sin. Worry is saying, I don’t believe I am afraid. Worry always says, What If? The Bible says,
Cast your care on Him. Trust in God, have Faith in Him, He cares for you, He said so.
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THE JOYS OF OBEDIENCE
ASK, SEEK, FIND
Though Christ had all power, He prayed. It is right to Pray. Follow Christ in Prayer.
Other men prayed, Paul prayed, John prayed, Peter prayed. We should pray, and pray earnestly. How often we find ourselves out of obedience of God’s will, because we failed to spend time in prayer. How often have we missed the joy’s God has for us, just because we failed to pray. Ask, Ye have not because ye ask not. Seek, and ye shall find.
There is joy of obedience when we learn to pray, so begin to pray, pray at all times, for all things, about all things.
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THE REALITY OF SPIRITUAL BATTLE
Prayer is conflict ! The flesh and Satan always are in rebellion to prayer.
There is a battle going on in our lives, but we must continue to pray. Without prayer there is no hope for victory over the forces that are against us. In the book of Ephesians chapter six we have the forces with which we are in the conflict against. Look with me if you will at these forces. Ephesians 6:12,-"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Our battle is not against men, but principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual wickedness in high places. The battle of the flesh is with our own flesh. 1 John says in chapter two, that the children of God are not to love the world, neither the things that are in the world. Lets read it please. 1 John 2:15-17,- "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the FLESH, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever."
We are in the battle of our lives, and without prayer we cannot expect to be the victor.