Living The Jesus Creed #2
Jesus simplified and clarified. Love God Love People
To really know God, value Him, spend time with Him, talk to Him, listen, and obey.
LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce
O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. Ps 63:1
Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Eph 6:18
“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.” Matt 6:7
Jesus Said Talk To God Like This
1) Talk to Him as your heavenly Father and respect Him as your all-powerful God.
“Father, may your name be kept holy.” Luke 11:2
2) Seek to find God’s will and make it your will and live as
what happens on earth is connected to heaven
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Luke 11:2b KJV
May your Kingdom come soon. NLT
3) Ask for your daily needs. Talk to your Father about
everything. Stay connected. Practice thanking Him.
Give us each day the food we need Luke 11:3
4) Confess your disobedience. (Be in Agreement)
…and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
5) Ask for help to stay out of trouble. Avoid temptation.
And don’t let us yield to temptation. Luke 11:4
Practice God’s presence…..
… they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. Psalm 1:2-3
“Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us” …”In real prayer we begin to think God’s thoughts after Him”… Richard Foster