Our good friends asked us if we would like to go with them to a prayer conference, at the Bible school that their son attends, and where our daughter Emma is planning to attend this fall. We agreed and Friday we set out together on a 10 hour drive to South Carolina.
The time flew and before we knew it we were arriving, got settled in, had supper and the first session of the conference - which I wrote about on Friday.
Saturday morning, which is what I want to write about today, one of the speakers shared with us the "one liners" that he has collected over the years that lead him into worship during his prayer time. This conference was not about corporate prayer, though that is important, it was about personal, daily time in communion with the Lord. It wasn't a conference about how to have quiet time - read this - pray for those on your prayer list - done.
No, it was about getting before the Lord to seek His face in worship and fellowship with Him, to hear His voice. The focus was on worshipping the Lord personally.
Here are a few that were meaningful to me.
"Your thoughts of God are too human" - Martin Luther
"Jesus doesn't come to put us in jail, He comes to rescue us!" - Ken Davis
Psalm 103 is the Believers Hymnbook - He forgives, heals, redeems, crowns, satisfies, and executes righteousness.
"The truest expression of trust in God will always be worship" - RC Sproul
We may open the Word, but God must open the understanding.
Do you know this chorus?
"My redeemer is faithful and true
Everything He has said, He will do
And every morning His mercies are new
My Redeemer is faithful and true."