What a Friend!!

Hello Beautiful People,

Trust the week was good.

And Church today? Great? Perfect!

The Hymn for today is a little reminder that we don’t have to bear it all alone, that’s way too much work. We can choose to hand everything over to the one who has called us friends.

Read, Sing, Meditate, Enjoy!

 

What a Friend!

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends…”- John 15:13-15

What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and grief to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

Oh what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, what needless pain we bear-

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!

 

 “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you fall into temptation.”-Luke 22:46

Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful?

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness,

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”-1 Peter 5:7

Are we weak and heavy-laden?

Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Saviour still our refuge-

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer;

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,

Thou wilt find a solace there.

 

Prayer is much more than an obligation, it is a communication. It is an out-pouring of one’s mind to a friend who can turn things around, a friend who says something, and stands by His word.

“God is not a man that He should lie,

Nor a son of man that He should repent.

Has He said and He will not do?

Or has He spoken and He will not make it good?”-Numbers 23:19

Most times when we result to giving up, the solution to our problem or challenge as the case may be is just a prayer away. Sometimes all we just need to do is mention the situation to God, even if it is in a conversation.

I’ve been in situations where I know perfectly well that I need to pray, but guess what? I couldn’t. I mean, life has a way of throwing one off balance. In times like that, I just start talking to God as though he were in the room with me, and oh, I think such prayers yield results faster than the ones I do ‘religiously’. God does not want to be seen as a big God up there, He wasn’t to be involved in every decision we make, every little detail of our life, He wants to have a living relationship!

Prayer should be a life style, it shouldn’t be done when convenient. Trust me, there is no such thing as a convenient time to pray. When things are good, please pray. When things are bad or not so good, please pray some more! When prayer becomes a part of our life, we see its power. Now, whoever said prayer is a walk in the park must be a joker. It takes letting go of some things and it takes sacrifice. However, when we weigh the options- carry everything to God in prayer or carry everything ourselves and bear the pain alone- we’ll agree that it’s way easier taking it all to God.

“Men ought always to pray and not lose heart.”- Luke 18:1

I know it always seem easy complaining about situations or telling other people about it, but the best you can get here is, ‘sorry’ and that’s even if you are really lucky. If you are not so lucky, the people you tell about your problems will give you ‘solutions’. Before you say Jack, you find yourself considering the solutions and the mess becomes bigger.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in EVERTHING by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”- Phillipians 4:6-7

Think about it really, if you cannot pray for yourself, what then can you do for yourself? If you cannot pray until you see changes in your life, who then will? Bless God for Christian mothers, mothers who pray for their children day and night. I mean really, this is a good thing right? but it really has made some of us lazy. What happens when the mother dies? In as much as you have people praying for you, you should also learn to pray, and I mean really pray for yourself. It’s your life after all!

You say, ‘what will be will be’, I say, ‘some things will not happen except we pray about them.’- Matthew 17:21

“Pray all the time. Ask God for anything in line with the Holy Spirit’s wishes. Plead with Him, reminding Him of your needs, and keep praying earnestly for all Christians everywhere.”- Ephesians 6:18

If we make prayer a life style, before long, we’ll find ourselves praying for other people, praying for nations, praying for big changes. Now when I say pray for people, I do not mean the ‘God bless my friends and those suffering’ kinda prayer. I mean praying for people by mentioning their names and the situation they are in. I’m not saying it’s not good to pray for your friends generally, I’m saying when you mention names, it shows commitment. Deep within you, you know you must keep praying till something happens.

“…Continue steadfastly in prayer…”- Romans 12:12b

The next time you tell someone you’ll pray for them, please be committed to it.

“Don’t just pretend that you love others, really love them.”- Romans 12:9a 

If you will not pray, don’t bother saying it. That way, the person does not at least think she knows someone somewhere praying for her.

“Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.”- Galatians 6:9

How do we know we are not just babbling when we pray?

 “…Now my eyes will be opened and my ears attentive to the prayer made in this place.”- 2Chron 7:15

“Now this is the confidence we have in Him, when we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”- 1 John 5:14

“Say to the righteous, it shall be well with him!”- Isaiah 3:10a

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”- Phillipians 4:19

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We shall continue to pray, we will never give up!!!

Have a beautiful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “What a Friend!!

  1. This is a great one Bukky! Welldone! Wellsaid! Now this is for those who depend so much on mama’s prayers; ‘Don’t you forget that another life will depend on your prayers too.’ That’s for the single and to the married, another life is already wasting because you are yet to pray. Either way, we all need to get on our knees right now.

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    • Oh my! I love, love, love your comment! I mean, it sums the whole thing up. Truly, a life might be wasting because someone is yet to pray. May God strengthen us o.Thank you Wansdam for stopping by and for the comment. God bless you!

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