What's the Gospel?

"The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy.
That’s the gospel." - John Piper

Thursday, May 13, 2010

powerless without prayer.

The past couple weeks I haven't been feeling quite right.

Just not myself.

I am at home today, having found out yesterday that I've got an ear and throat infection and need to rest.

I woke up this morning, rolled around a bit and started chatting to God.

A much needed chat.


A few months ago I purchased this book:

I've slowly been getting through each biography and recently I'd noticed that a chap named E.M Bounds kept appearing.

He was an author of choice for many of the champions of the faith I'd been reading about.

Bounds wrote about prayer.

This is a book containing his writings:

About a month ago I bought this book for $12.99 from Koorong in Franklin St, Melbourne.

I couldn't get halfway through the Intro without busting out the highlighter and pen to draw and comment on his words.

A truly powerful book.

So I sent that off to a friend in Ireland. Last week I went down to get myself a second copy and am SO excited to continue reading this book.

I've realised how much I try to live my life without the Lord's involvement.

I go about my day without starting it in prayer, without committing the day to Him and asking Him to help me glorify Him by my words and deeds.

To bring the lost into my life and help me share the gospel with them.

Am I surprised that my life appears dull and flat?

(answer: No)

Because I've been trusting in my own abilities to get stuff done and am failing miserably.

I get frustrated and angry and end up getting confused at why nothing seems to work.

I know that when I stop praying, sin is usually involved.

There is something I am unrepentant about so I steer clear of God.

This is not good.

So if you're reading this, please pray God will help me to be a prayerful young lady.

I want to trust Him and lean upon Him to meet my needs.

So glad He is patient with us.

Where would I be without Him?

1 comment:

  1. yay the friend in ireland is meeeee!! hehe look fwd to gettin this book and read it over the summer. thanks love. you are precious. x