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Prayer & Sin

Praying and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer.

J.C. Ryle
A Call to Prayer
Cited in J.I. Packer's Praying; Finding Our Way From Duty to Delight, p. 17

Following the Lord Fully

When the soul is thus conscious of "following the Lord fully," there is a peculiar dread of wandering. In a careless or halfhearted state, wanderings are not watched, so long as they do not lead to any open declension. Secret prayer will be hurried over, worldly thoughts unresisted, waste of time in frivolous pursuits indulged, without much concern. Not so, when the heart is fully in pursuit of its object. There is a carefulness, lest wandering thoughts should become habitual. There is a resistance of the first step, that might lead into a devious path. The soul remembers the "wormwood and the gall" (Lam 3:19), "the roaring lion," and the devouring wolf; and in the recollection of the misery of its former wandering, dreads any departure from the Shepherd's fold. This blessed state of mind the flock of Christ should cherish with godly jealousy. Yet let it be remembered, that daily progress in the heavenly walk is not maintained by yesterday's grace. Humble and dependent prayer must fetch in a fresh supply continually—"O let me not wander from thy commandments." 'Lord, I feel my heart so prone to wander. My affections are often scattered to the ends of the earth. "Unite my heart to fear thy name."

Charles Bridges
Exposition of Psalm 119
Part 2: Psalm 119:10

Keywords: Wandering;,Pursuing,God;,Obedience;,Prayer;,Frivolity

Dass Why God make Jesus da main Guy

"He wen make himself jalike he no stay importan.
He wen do eryting God say,
Even if he gotta go mahke.
An not jus regula kine mahke, you know.
Was mo worse, on top one cross.
Dass why God make Jesus da main Guy.
He wen give him one spesho name,
Fo tell wat kine guy him.
Cuz he mo importan den all da big name guys!
So erybody, wen dey find out wat kine guy Jesus,
Dey goin go down on dea knees in front him.
Erybody up dea inside da sky,
An all ova da world,
An undaneat da groun!"

Philippians 2:8-10 in Hawaii Pidgin