April 30, Today’s thought – Don’t Let Go!

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Good Morning

Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are. James 5:17

Thank God for that!
He got under a juniper tree,
as you and I have often done;
he complained and murmured,
as we have often done;
was unbelieving,
as we have often been.
But that was not the case
when he really got into touch with God.
Though
“a man subject to like passions as we are,”
“he prayed praying.”
It is sublime in the original — not “earnestly,”
but “he prayed in prayer.”
He kept on praying.
What is the lesson here?
You must keep praying.
~~~Arthur T. Pierson

Each of three boys gave a definition of faith
which is an illustration of the tenacity of faith.
The first boy said, “It is taking hold of Christ”;
the second, “Keeping hold”;
and the third, “Not letting go.”

Keep holding on, just one more hour
May bring to thee the promised power;
O Keep holding on, thy Lord doth care-
He’ll not forget to answer prayer.
~~William C. Poole

Hold on . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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January 7, Today’s thought — Earnest Prayer

Good Morning

James 5:13-16
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray.
Is any merry? let him sing psalms.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church;
and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick,
and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins,
they shall be forgiven him.
Confess your faults one to another,
and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

The Lord’s answers to prayer are infinitely perfect, and they will show that often when we were asking for a stone that looked like bread , He was giving us bread that to our shortsightedness looked like a stone.  ~ J. Southley

THE UNANSWERED PRAYER

She asked to be made like her Saviour;
He took her right then at her word,
And sent her a heart-crushing burden
Till the depths of her soul were stirred.

She wanted a meek, lowly spirit–
The work He gave answered that cry,
Till some who had once been companions,
With a pitying smile passed her by.

She asked to lean hard on her Saviour,
He took human props quite away,
Till no earthly friend could give comfort,
And she could do nothing but pray.

She had prayed to be made like the Saviour,
And the burdens He gave her to her
Had been but the great Sculptor’s teaching;
To help answer her earnest prayer. Unknown

. . .The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. James 5:16b

Pray earnestly to God. . .Today
With my prayers,desiring yours, Leslie

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