Devotion day 20
“Our ordinary views of prayer are not found in the New Testament. We look upon prayer as a means for getting something for ourselves. The Bible’s idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.” - Oswald Chambers
I came across an article about the late A. W. Tozer who pastored thirty-one years at Southside Alliance Church in Chicago. He led that church in the 30’s – 40’s and grew them from 80 to 800. Tozer’s forte was his prayer life which often found him walking the aisles of a sanctuary or lying face down on the floor. He noted, “As a man prays, so is he.” When he died on May 12, 1963, of a heart attack at the age of 66, he was buried in Akron, Ohio, and on his tombstone was written: “A Man of God.”
Someone put it this way, “This man makes you want to know and feel God.” AMEN!
As I age (more years behind me than ahead) and my energy begins to decrease I know there must be a change if I am to stay active and impacting. If anything, my passion in the Kingdom is a blaze as never before. But as I shared Sunday: “We owe the world a divine encounter with God.”
There are certainly a multitude of ways that may happen, but if I live my life in a way that “makes others want to know and feel God” I’m on the right course!
“For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:17
PRAYER: Dear Lord, I ask that my life will be ruled and reigned by Your righteousness and overwhelming grace. I want to walk in spiritual authority and be part of a spiritual encounter for this world. Flow through me Holy Spirit.”