Our focus as believers, for ourselves, is to love and worship God, to uplift Him in everything we do, to glorify Him in our lives, to love those around us, to be a light in a dark world, and to share God’s love with everyone around us. It ultimately comes back to us serving God and pleasing Him (Crabb, 1977, p. 21). As Psalm 144:15 states, “Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord”. Rather than seeking happiness, one should focus their efforts on seeking God. From there, true happiness will emerge.
For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. - James 1:6 Relfection: I chose these scripture readings because my prayer service is about faith. Faith is one that has complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Faith is something that clashes easily with the common sense of this world. A religion that tries to reconcile with the common sense of the secular world is easy to live by and causes little friction.
According to Dr. Hawkins spiritual gifts have a motivational purpose because they enable the believer to participate in ministry that impacts lives which provides an experience of joy in the use of these gifts. True 21. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches about Gods concern for unity and intimacy among his followers. True 22. Understanding the doctrine of Eschatology can help to provide believers with a source of joy when they are enduring struggles, because this doctrine emphasizes that believers have a future secured by God.
However you can’t be given an answer or told what do, if prayers are answered in a way that we don’t expect then we will not see them as being answered, there are ways in which you can deal with suffering without having to pray. Some non-Christians would argue that prayer is not the best way to deal with suffering. They believe this as prayer cannot be used to cure terminal illnesses such as
I observe the oneness that the N.C.F.C. family has been displaying. The way the N.C.F.C. family display this oneness is by us coming together as one under one banner of unity, Praising and worshipping one God, and fellowship. I’m glad where able to come under banner one and man of God, because we have different demonstrations and teachings, but were serving one God.
This means justice is love distributed but can’t be separated from each other. Fletcher writes, ‘Justice is Christian love using its head, calculating it’s duties, obligations, opportunities and reasons. Justice is love coping with situations, where distribution is called for, ‘For’ justice is love at work in the whole community, for the whole community. Fletcher’s fourth fundamental principle is “Love wills the neighbours well, whether we like him or not’. This relates to the love that Fletcher is concerned about isn’t a matter of feeling, but of attitude of the will towards the other person and desire for the good of other people.
For example, Elie states, “ I pray to the God within me that he will give me the strength to ask him the right questions” (Wiesel 15). This quote shows Wiesel’s faithful tone because he said that he pray to God. The words pray and God associates to faith and something good. During the time that Elie live free from the Nazis, he was a very happy and caring boy. Wiesel’s overall writing style had longer sentences and more complex words.
Once she has established majority of her arguments main focuses Miller briefly expresses the notable advantages the Bible provides. The Bible offers inspiration and warning on the subjects of love, marriage, family and community. It speaks eloquently of the crucial role of families in a fair society and the risks we incur to ourselves and our children should we cease trying to bind ourselves together in loving pairs. Including the positive aspects of the Bible increases Miller’s credibility as an author. Readers who choose to join her perspective will feel they’ve made a decent choice because the author is well informed regarding both standpoints of the argument.
We need to be reminded of the meaning of what a true, personal relationship with God looks like. I can think of no better passage in the Bible to address this than Psalm 63. In this psalm, worship of God is depicted as passionate, transparent, genuine, and urgent. The psalmist (David) depicts the intentions of his heart to be earnestly seeking God, thirsting and yearning for Him. This psalm is unique in that it allows its readers to peer in on a very intimate time of worship in the life of David.
The imagery and word choice that is has is just so unique and fluid that it is great for someone to gain a better understanding and perhaps from that even develop a love for prayer. Paraphrased, this poem tells us that prayer is as old as the angels in heaven are and as pure as a Christian at pilgrimage. Prayer is God’s gift to us, full of power and a sort of violent force. At the same time prayer is also