THE PERFECT TEACHER
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matt 7:7 ESV).
“You have to wrestle against the things that prevent you from getting to God, and you wrestle in prayer for others souls; but never say that you wrestle with God in prayer” Oswald Chambers (ref#7, Dec 16th).
“Let…all our prayer be the teachableness that comes from a sense of ignorance, and from faith in Him as a perfect teacher…” Andrew Murray (ref#19, FIRST LESSON).
“Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray…” Oswald Chambers (ref#7, March 30th).
“O Lord, grant that I may do Thy will as if it were my will, so that Thou mayest do my will as if it were Thy will” St. Augustine (ref#54, p126).
FATHER, my prayer work is to become happy in Your decisions.
“You have to wrestle against the things that prevent you from getting to God, and you wrestle in prayer for others souls; but never say that you wrestle with God in prayer.”
From time to time, I have used the phrase “I wrestled with God”. When I say that I am thinking of Jacob wrestling with the angel in the Book of Genesis, Chapter 32. But are we really wrestling with God or are we wrestling with the WILL of God for our lives? And the WILL of God is antagonistic to what WE WANT for our lives.
So as we take up our cross and die daily, we see more clearly that God’s will is the ONLY will for our lives and that God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts and that He knows what is best for us. Dying to self is very hard and sometimes very painful.
Thy name shall be called no longer Jacob, but Israel