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Sore Knee Relief

sore knee relief“Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” Common sense says, “Then why ask Him?” Prayer is not getting things from God, that is a most initial stage; prayer is getting into perfect communion with God; I tell Him what I know He knows in order that I may get to know it as He does.”[1]

During this sore knees challenge as I considered freedoms I fail to embrace, I thought about the freedom to come before the throne with confidence. Persisting in prayer is a struggle especially when I tell the Master the perfect solution to a problem, and then…nothing changes. This week I’ve realized, in some situations, nothing changes because I’m supposed to be part of the answer. His answer not mine. There’s a time to wait on Yahweh and a time to take action, serving Him without fear, trusting that He can transform our filthy rags into righteous acts for His glory. I’ve also realized that I need to “keep on asking”[2] for in the asking communion begins.

Thank you for joining together with me, with us. Your participation motivated me to embrace my freedom before the throne. It inspired me to commune, asking and listening. Your partnership encouraged me. Some of you shared my burdens. Thank you! It was also good to take the focus off my academic corner and lift yours. Again, thank you!

As two or three (and more) were gathered together, the Master was there in our midst, on His throne. He listened. He responded.

How did He respond to you? If you’re willing, please tell us in the comments section below what you heard or learned or witnessed.

[1]Oswald Chambers, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, Discovery House Publishers, 1995.
[2]Matthew 7:7, New Living Translation.


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One comment on “Sore Knee Relief

  1. Ken Smith
    January 7, 2016

    I also have told the Master a perfect solution to a problem and seen nothing happen. I also need to commune in such a way to offer myself as a part of the answer. Some very good thoughts!


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