Tuesday, July 31, 2012

God Thinking 58 - Getting Beyond Yourself 1

"In prayer you have got to get beyond yourself - beyond your needs.  Until you do, you will not hear from God.

You will not get the answers to your questions.
You will not understand your purpose for being.
You will not understand God’s blueprint for your life.

You will not receive the plan and you will not receive the provision for fulfillment of that plan, until you get beyond yourself.

I’m not saying that you should not ask God for things or to not ask God for your needs to be met.  The scriptures are clear - we are encouraged to ask for our needs to be met and for our desires to be fulfilled, but, hear what the writer of Psalm 42 says.
Psalms 42:1-2
1.  "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God."
 2.  My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God:
and in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10, Paul writes, "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
 10.  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God." 

In prayer you have got to get beyond yourself: And when you do, you come to the place where you commune with God." 

Excerpt from God Thinking 58 - Getting Beyond Yourself by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2012

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