Things happen: trouble, sickness, job loss and even untimely death. Sorry to start this way but it’s an all too common reality for many. Storm winds are sure unsettling, and there seems to be so much shaking going on right now in the world and even in the Body of Christ, the church.

Of course we would like to always feel God’s wind at our backs all the time – but when we don’t, will our house stand?

The Word shows us the kind of person who will ‘stand it’ and make it through all the shaking. The wise one who hears the sayings of Jesus, and does them is he whose house is built of the rock. Otherwise a life built on the shifting sands of relativity (no absolute truth) will fall ( Check out Matthew 7: 24-27).

To me enlightenment to the true meaning of scripture is vital. This revelation comes ultimately  from God who has provided a sure fire way of getting it. The apostle Paul shows us how to pray for a ‘spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him ‘(Jesus) in an incredible passage found in Ephesians 1:15-21. Later on He prays another apostolic prayer in Ephesians 3:16-19 asking God for the saints under his charge to be ‘strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man’.

Then he caps it all off in Chapter 6:13-19 with an appeal for prayer that he and all Christians stand their ground against an adversary that always seeks to take back territory from the believer whose victory Christ has so lovingly won on our behalf at the cross.

Here’s more on praying fruitfully: check out this link to a free PDF download
on prayer entitled ” Where Heaven and Earth Meet”:

Where Heaven and Earth Meet – latest

Check it out and also a variety of other resources at www.edhorak.com – free articles, video blogs and a full book: “What does your future hold?”

Philippians 4:6-7

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with jthanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. (NKJV)

Peace is not merely the absence of trouble – it is a gift from God in the midst of trouble.

PS I’d appreciate your prayers for Sue and me as we take steps to ‘start’ a fresh work at this time. Praying for you… Ed & Sue.

 

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