Wednesday, January 11, 2017

PRAYING: Feeling And Being At Home


They Were Drawing Near To God
With Lips But ... No Heart!
They Were Kneeling Before God
But
The True Supplicant's Heart Was Not It!
AND
They Were Bowing Before God
Almighty 
With Stony Heart
Loving
Preferring Things
Touted By The Idolatrous Nations
Ranging Wild
AND
Behaving Riotously Ungodly
Daring God
To Do Something About!
He Did!

Almighty God Spoke Often
Of Men Drawing Near To Him
Formally
Ritually
Crying Because Of Broken Skin
Not Because They Truly Believe In Him
Or Were Repentant Of Their Known Sin
But Because They Were Caught Out
AND
Their Bodies
Were Physically Hurting!

They Were Just Like Little Children
Unruly
Unrestrained
Willing To Hear The Current Chastisement
AND
Thereafter To Be Healed
AND
Immediately Thereafter
Throwing Off The Leading Reins
AND
Kicking Up Their Heels
In Idolatrous
Holy God-Denying 
Hellbent Display!

There Was No Heart Repentance!
There Was No Sorrow For Sin!
There Was No Appeal For Their Spirit's Conversion!
AND
The Lord Well Knew 
That All The People Really Wanted
Was For Their Bodies To Stop Aching!

On The Other Side ...

Are Those Who See
AND
Understand
Their True Need!
They Know That They Need Their Soul's Savior
AND
They Accept
That He Does Indeed His People Daily Feed!

They Believe
That They Can
At His Door 
Sharply Softly
Just ... Knock!
They Know That They Can Seek Him
AND
They Know A Blessing Of Him May Be Asked
For He Dearly Loves His Little Flock!

They Recognise That Prayer Is A Privilege
AND
A Dear Necessity
AND
They Know That No Clock 
Is
Can Never
Be Ever Set 
For Petitioning God By Saying Prayers
AND
They Know
That They Commune With The Holy God
At His Already Personally Extended Invitation
Whether In Sorrow Or In Joy
About Their Fears And Their Cares
AND
Over Little Concerns
AND
Yes!
Just To Give Their Father
Some Necessary Worship
AND
Praise
In Gratitude
For Mercy AND Grace
In Thankfulness
For Glory To Be Soon Totally Enjoyed
AND
For Just Because
"I Love You, Lord!"
AND
Just Because
"You Are The Holy God!"
AND
Because
"You Protect Me From That Wily Fraud!

Prayer Places Us
At Home
With God
Where All Are Welcome
As Though All 
Is 
Just One!

Our God Is Personal!
Our Prayers Should Be Personal, Too
AND
We Should Also Pray Back God's Own Promises
That He Personally Wrote In His Own Blood
For 
AND
Unto Me
AND
Unto To You!

Pray! Pray!
Wherever You May Be!
Pray! Pray!
Talk To Jesus Constantly!
Commune Heart To Heart
None Other Has To Hear Your Words
AND
Also Remember To
Pray-CISE
Communally
Individually
Sincerely
AND
Earnestly!

Persistent Prayer 
Is
Patently Powerful!
So ... PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
For
You Can't
Never
No Way
No How
Annoy God
For He Asks Us
To Call On Him Steadfastly!

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People, Please
P ersistently Petition To
R eceive Blessed
A ssistance From God And To Accede To
Y ahweh's Wishes!