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“And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.” Luke 12:22-23
If believers treat “prayer” and worry or “taking thought” the same they’re in for disappointments because the two ain’t the same. Prayer yields results and taking thought is sheer vanity fair. I’ve seen believers who when they pray, worry about whether they have enough food to eat or clothes to wear, you name it. Where they have those things neither also they feel the need to pray anymore. The thing is that’s all they’ve been taught concerning prayer – to worry about their own livelihoods, or switch to that mode of worry when they pray. Com’on saints, life consists of far more than food and clothes, and so are the things we should pray about.
You got to know the use of prayer and how to employ it, it goes beyond begging for bread. It’s not a moment to worry, worrying about things God freely gives. Even if you do worry, “what’s the use of worrying? What good does it do? Will it add a single day to your life? Of course not!” Luke 12:25
Jesus said, don’t be afraid, little flock, “Look at the lilies! They don’t toil and spin…” (Luke 12:27). And yourself also, nothing you’ve which God has not provided you for. He said, “don’t worry about food-what to eat and drink; don’t worry at all that God will provide for you” (Luke 12:29). When he taught his disciples to pray he said, “Be not ye therefore like unto them (hypocrites): for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him” (Matthew 6:8). Really? He said, “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.” What he’s saying here is don’t waste your energy. Lilies don’t, neither do ravens, “and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?”
And he said after this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
It’s high time we stop deceiving ourselves, but instead reform the way we pray.
Good nyt folks,