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Thoughts From Sue: March 31

This week has been a difficult one for me, and maybe for you, too. As we contemplate prayer, I am reminded of the quote in the Blue Book from Clement of Alexandria: “Prayer is simply keeping company with God.”

Do you ever have those moments when you don’t want to talk? I sometimes think that the friends that can be present in those moments with me, and say nothing at all, may be the best kind of friends. They are simply keeping company with me. I think that prayer might be like building that kind of relationship with God. And, although he knows every hair on our head already, there is something to be gleaned from the time that we spend, learning of him as we cry out in pain, joy, sorrow or even as we sit in silence. God reminds me in prayer that I’m not alone. And, prayer doesn’t simply remind me of these things, it does immeasurably more than that: Prayer has power as it is working (James 5:16). I like the idea of having power when I feel beaten down, don’t you?

Remember on Sunday when Pastor Bob said that James’ nickname was “camel knees”? I think that nicknames like Captain Marvel or Wonder Woman sound a little more powerful camel knees, but the Bible states, without reservation, that we are most powerful when we are on our knees.

The juxtaposition is notable here, isn’t it? We live in a world where I’ll reluctantly pursue a posture of prayer maybe as a last resort rather than the primary way to fight.

Do I believe that presence with God is powerful?

Do I believe that when I am weak, I am strong?

I think that weeks like this remind me of who I am: small and somewhat insignificant. I don’t feel very powerful today. But, that can’t be true when I have the presence of the Almighty Father living inside of me, right?

When I am weak, he is indeed strong. I have so much power because of who my Father is…and he hears his kids. He loves keeping company with us. And, he is doing something powerful whether I know it or not.

Please join us for Wednesday Women’s prayer and experience God’s power and the comfort of his presence in the Living Room at 8:30 a.m. and, if you want to read more about prayer, see Linda Barrett’s recent blog.

-Sue

Posted: 4.3.2017 in Women’s Ministry Share:

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