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Urdu Blog No. 200 – Different types of prayer
Do you know the different types of prayer you can be engaged in? Each type for a different purpose. Are you effective in prayer? Learn about prayer and encourage yourself to talk with the Lord.
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A Righteous Desire
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness.” (Matthew 6:33)
The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were quite “religious” in their behavior, but our Lord often took them to task because “all their works they do for to be seen of men” (Matthew 23:5).
God’s Kingdom Is First Priority: The Lord’s admonition in our text was given to focus His followers beyond the “ordinary” desires and needs of their physical existence. We are expected to “look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18). As promised, when we are rightly focused, “all these other things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
Yielded to Righteousness: We become “servants” of those things that we “obey.” We obey that which we have “yielded” ourselves to (Romans 6:16). It is not possible to “serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24). Our “members” (our physical bodies) can either become “instruments” (weapons) of ungodliness or of righteousness (Romans 6:13). We either “walk” after the Spirit or after the flesh (Romans 8:1).
Doggedly Pursue Godliness: “But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness” (1 Timothy 6:11). Even though our “new man” longs for righteousness, and we consciously yield ourselves to seek and serve God’s kingdom, “with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin” (Romans 7:25).
We must never become slack in our diligence. “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12). HMM
From the Institute for Creation Research
The light shines in the darkness
Betting on the wrong horse: Isaiah 30
Today’s reading: Isaiah 28-30.
When trouble shows up at your doorstep, there are a limited number of ways to react.
- You can try to handle it alone.
- You can ask someone for help.
- You can ignore the problem (for a while).
- You can try to run.
- You can worry.
There may be a few other possibilities, but these were the main categories that were available for the people of Jerusalem and Judah as they faced a major problem. The Assyrian army had defeated Israel and was flooding their country. They recognized they needed help, but they looked for help in the wrong place. They turned to Egypt instead of the LORD. They looked for natural rather than supernatural aid. They wanted help they could see rather than the invisible hand of God. They didn’t want to wait on God; they wanted to do something now. So they sent their ambassadors off to Egypt, but God chastised them.
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’ Therefore you will flee! You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’ Therefore your pursuers will be swift!” Isaiah 30:15-16
The recollections and lists of times of suffering in 2 Corinthians are the words, not of a neurotic hypochondriac, nor of a cosseted self-indulged man who had never known pain, pressure or suffering. This was the apostle of Christ to the gentiles who had experienced suffering of the cruellest and most evil kind. He was an expert on the subject of suffering, and yet whilst in Macedonia he tells us that his body had no rest and that he was afflicted in every way. Combats (i.e. fights on the outside), and fears on the inside was how he explains his experiences in Macedonia, while moving towards Achaia (Southern Greece). I cannot in anyway assume violence from the apostle himself when he says, “Combats without,” but I am sure that there were many who treated him violently. This period in Macedonia was obviously fraught with incredible hardship. The intense suffering that Paul went through had become merely a normal day at the office. There was no end to his personal pain.
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May The Lord hear our prayer and have mercy upon us.
Isang binata ang lumapit sa isang doktor upang alamin ang kanyang pangkalusugang kalagayan. Nang tanungin ng doktor kung anong kanyang ikinababagabag, ganito ang kanyang sinabi, “Ako’y may amang taksil at lolo na taksil. Pinalaki ako ng mga taksil sa kanilang mga asawa at natatakot akong magaya sa kanila. Saan ko na kaya gugugulin ang aking walang-hanggang buhay? May pag-asa pa kaya ako?”
Malungkot na inamin ng doktror na siya man ay naging infidel rin dati subalit binago siya ng Panginoon. Kinuha niya ang kanyang Biblia at binuksan ito sa Isaiah 53 at binasa ang talatang ito sa binata.
“But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” – Isaiah 53:7
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The Faith of Our Mothers
“When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” (2 Timothy 1:5)
The “dearly beloved son” (v. 2) of the apostle Paul was a young disciple whose strong and sincere Christian faith was due, more than anything else, to the lives and teachings of a godly mother and grandmother. As Paul wrote to Timothy in his last letter, “from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).
Timothy’s mother was a Christian Jew (Acts 16:1), but his father was a Greek who evidently was not a believer. In the ideal Christian home, the father is to assume spiritual leadership (Ephesians 5:22, 25; 6:4), but countless fathers, for some reason, are either unable or unwilling to do this. Many have been the homes where a mother or grandmother, usually by default, has had to assume this all-important responsibility, and the Christian world owes these godly women a great debt of gratitude. The writer himself was raised in such a home, and much of his own concern for the Word of God is due to the concerned dedication of a Christian mother and two Christian grandmothers.
It is significant that the fifth of God’s Ten Commandments requires children to honor their parents, and it is the only one of the ten which carries a special promise: “Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:2-3). Every godly parent is worthy of real honor, every day—not just once each year. And when a Christian mother, like Timothy’s mother, must assume all the responsibility for leading her children in the ways of God, she deserves very special praise. HMM
From the Institute for Creation Research