8 comments on “Random Ramblings: October 15, 2016

  1. “the Holy Spirit within us will do the heavy lifting to help the other person move forward in their relationship with our Lord, for at that point in relationship our main job is to show up and get out the Spirit’s way.”

    Don, this is such a rich and profound statement and for me, the core difference between conversion and discipleship. In the former, we tend to ‘preach’ at people, point fingers and literally attempt to “clean the filth of sin from them” through accusation and condemnation.

    Getting out of the Spirit’s way seems a much better way to go toward discipleship.

  2. Russ P.’s statement, and following, “What I am really talking about here is our development of the spiritual discipline of praying in God’s Word.,” reminds me of a web site that has somewhat this sort of thing in mind. It gives a scripture reference to look up and read, then an example prayer that uses God’s Word from the reference to “pray God’s Word back to Him.” It might be a point of beginning for someone to grow into doing it naturally in their own way: http://pray.afa.net/

  3. I love this! And it is so true. There is such power and growth in praying the scriptures. As you know, Don I am currently doing a study in my blog on the Psalms. I am only on Psalm 18, but see myself growing in His word and in Spirit in just that short time. I know there s more of a sense of mercy in my life than there was before, and a profound knowledge that God will help me in time of trouble. I always knew that, but my awareness in it’s truth is heightened by what I have read. I am really looking forward to the coming weeks and months as I continue to pray over, and pray through, the Psalms.

  4. Pingback: How to “Praying in God’s” Word by @Don95Merritt – Getting Closer to Our God #GCTOGOD

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