Friday, August 16, 2013

Keeping in Touch

We all like to keep in touch with others, it is so easy now days to do that.  There are cell phones, Ipads, Ipods, computers, and I am not up on things like some people, so I would think there are other ways too. I probably have one of the cheaper cell phones and it costs $50. a month incl. tx.  Internet cost me $40. a month and I know that I have the cheapest route for these items unless you get a deal for signing up.  What am I getting at, it is expensive to 'keep in touch'.   It used to cost three cents to mail a letter and now it is 47 cents, I think, I may not even have that right but any way to keep in touch costs money and some peoples 'keeping in touch' items cost lots more than what it cost me.

We can 'keep in touch' with the Monarch of the Universe and the line is always open and it is absolutely free.  What do you think of that?  Doesn't cost a cent, not one red cent as the say.  It is such a privilege to keep in touch with Him.  He is always ready to hear the faintest whisper of a person in need.  It is our privilege to drink largely at the fountain of boundless love, and yet we pray so little.  The darkness of the evil one encloses those who neglect to pray.

We must feel our need of help from Him.
Isaiah 44:3  "I will pour water on him who is thirsty and floods upon the dry ground."
Matthew 7:7  "Ask and it shall be given you"
Romans 8:32  "He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things."  He is ready and willing to pour out His blessings on us, but we must seek Him to do these things for us.

Through sincere prayer we are brought into connection with the mind of the Infinite and it doesn't cost us a penny.  No busy signals, no messages to listen to, just a pure connection straight to God Himself.  We must always pray in Jesus name because He is our intercessor.  He presents them to His Father for us.

We must have a spirit of love and forgiveness, if we expect our prayers to be heard we must forgive others in the same manner as we hope to be forgiven.

We must persevere in prayer and not give up.  God wants us to come before Him persevering in prayer, it causes us to become humble and it demonstrates our great need.
Philippians 4:6  "In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God."

Jude 20,21  "But ye beloved, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God"

There is necessity for diligence in prayer, let nothing hinder you.  Make every effort to keep open the communion between Jesus and your own soul.  Remember it is free.  Also, remember that we have been studying to stay in His presence all the time and let our thoughts be of Him and be ready to offer up a prayer whenever it is needed, that is what is called 'praying without ceasing.'

Some of my thoughts today were taken from the little book 'Steps to Christ'  the chapter on the Privilege of Prayer.  If you don't have this little book, it is quite inexpensive and you can order one by pushing the Amazing Facts button and looking in their store.  I think I have read this little book probably twenty-five times at least.  It is really one of the most helpful little books you can read, it might even be an e-book.

I pray that you have been blessed by these thoughts on Keeping in Touch with the King of the Universe.
Keep in touch until it becomes a habit, you will never regret it, never.  Grandma Joan

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