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A Good Point of My Job (Intercession)

Paul urged us in 1 Timothy 2:1-7 to pray for all people and specifically because He desires to save all people (v.4). In view of this, one point of my job (driving a truck) is that I pass through many towns and cities.  When I do this, I pray for these towns.  I pray that God will glorify His name in these towns and that He would send forth His gospel that saves sinners.  I pray for God to raise up Spirit-filled evangelists who will preach His Word and declare His truth to a lost generation.  I hunger for God to glorify His name in the midst of these towns.

How wonderful it is to pray for the lost.  We have the assurance of God’s Word that He hears our cries (Hebrews 4:14-16).  We have a Father in heaven who loves us and has demonstrated His love toward us by sending His Son to bear our sins and save us from the wrath to come (Romans 5:8-9).  In light of the gospel, I pray through the gospel for the lost to be saved (Romans 10:1).

I urge you all, if you are saved through grace (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7) to pray for the lost.  Pray for your family members, co-workers, friends, classmates, and even strangers to be saved.  This is good and pleasing in the eyes of God.

Charles Spurgeon said,

“If we cannot prevail with men for God, we will, at least, endeavor to prevail with God for men. We cannot save them, or even persuade them to be saved, but we can at least bewail their madness and entreat the interference of the Lord. Like Jeremiah, we can make it our resolve, ‘If ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride, and mine eye shall weep sore and run down with tears.’ To such pathetic appeals the Lord’s heart can never be indifferent; in due time the weeping intercessor will become the rejoicing winner of souls.”

Written by The Seeking Disciple

11/12/2013 at 6:57 AM

A Note From John Wesley’s Journal

I was reading through John Wesley’s journal a bit today and noticed this:

Monday, January 1, 1739.

My brother Charles and Whitefield (George Whitefield) were present at our love feast in Feterlane, with about sixty of our brethren.  About three in the morning, as we were continuing instant in prayer, the power of God came mightily upon us, inasmuch that many cried out for exceeding joy and many fell to the ground.  As soon as we were recovered a little from that awe and amazement at the presence of His Majesty, we broke out with one voice, “We praise Thee, O God: we acknowledge Thee to be the Lord.”

What a mighty prayer meeting that must have been!  John and Charles Wesley along with George Whitefield and sixty other brethren all seeking God fervently.  I would love to have seen this prayer meeting.

Colossians 4:2.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

10/15/2012 at 7:31 PM

How To Have A Good Prayer Meeting by D.L. Moody

Here is a link to a good article (that is short as well) by D.L. Moody on how to have a good prayer meeting.

You can find the article here.

Written by The Seeking Disciple

02/06/2012 at 6:04 PM

Martin Luther’s Prayer Before Facing the Diet of Worms

While listening to a lecture given by Dr. R.C. Sproul Sr. on Martin Luther, he read the prayer that Luther wrote down the night before facing the Diet of Worms in 1521.  Luther was being asked to recant and renounce his views regarding his writings and his attacks on the Roman Catholic Church’s doctrines particularly the doctrine of salvation.  The Diet wanted Luther to affirm the Catholic teaching regarding indulgences and righteousness through merits.  When you read Luther’s prayer in light of what he faced (death), you see his boldness in praying.  His prayer reminds me of many of the Psalms.  Below is the prayer of Luther.

O God, Almighty God everlasting! how dreadful is the world! behold how its mouth opens to swallow me up, and how small is my faith in Thee! . . . Oh! the weakness of the flesh, and the power of Satan! If I am to depend upon any strength of this world – all is over . . . The knell is struck . . . Sentence is gone forth . . . O God! O God! O thou, my God! help me against the wisdom of this world. Do this, I beseech thee; thou shouldst do this . . . by thy own mighty power . . . The work is not mine, but Thine. I have no business here . . . I have nothing to contend for with these great men of the world! I would gladly pass my days in happiness and peace. But the cause is Thine . . . And it is righteous and everlasting! O Lord! help me! O faithful and unchangeable God! I lean not upon man. It were vain! Whatever is of man is tottering, whatever proceeds from him must fail. My God! my God! dost thou not hear? My God! art thou no longer living? Nay, thou canst not die. Thou dost but hide Thyself. Thou hast chosen me for this work. I know it! . . . Therefore, O God, accomplish thine own will! Forsake me not, for the sake of thy well-beloved Son, Jesus Christ, my defence, my buckler, and my stronghold.

Lord – where art thou? . . . My God, where art thou? . . . Come! I pray thee, I am ready . . . Behold me prepared to lay down my life for thy truth . . . suffering like a lamb. For the cause is holy. It is thine own! . . . I will not let thee go! no, nor yet for all eternity! And though the world should be thronged with devils – and this body, which is the work of thine hands, should be cast forth, trodden under foot, cut in pieces, . . . consumed to ashes, my soul is thine. Yes, I have thine own word to assure me of it. My soul belongs to thee, and will abide with thee forever! Amen! O God send help! . . . Amen!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

10/31/2011 at 4:37 PM

Quotes from Robert Murray M’Cheyne

  • “A man is what he is on his knees before God, and nothing more.”

  • “For every look at self, take ten looks at Christ.”

  • “The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.”

  • “Study universal holiness of life. Your whole usefulness depends on this, for your sermons last but an hour or two; your life preaches all the week. If Satan can only make a covetous minister a lover of praise, of pleasure, of good eating, he has ruined your ministry. Give yourself to prayer, and get your texts, your thoughts, your words from God. Luther spent his best three hours in prayer.”

  • “I ought to pray before seeing any one. Often when I sleep long, or meet with others early, it is eleven or twelve o’clock before I begin secret prayer. This is a wretched system. It is unscriptural. Christ arose before day and went into a solitary place. David says: ‘Early will I seek thee’; ‘Thou shalt early hear my voice.’ Family prayer loses much of its power and sweetness, and I can do no good to those who come to seek from me. The conscience feels guilty, the soul unfed, the lamp not trimmed. Then when in secret prayer the soul is often out of tune, I feel it is far better to begin with God—to see his face first, to get my soul near him before it is near another.”

  • “Rose early to seek God and found Him whom my soul loveth. Who would not rise early to meet such company?”  [Journal: 23 February1834]

  • “Most of God’s people are contented to be saved from the hell that is without; they are not so anxious to be saved from the hell that is within.”

  • “It is a sure mark of grace to desire more.”

  • “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.”

  • “No one ever came to Christ because they knew themselves to be of the elect. It is quite true that God has of his mere good pleasure elected some to everlasting life, but they never knew it until they came to Christ. Christ nowhere invites the elect to come to Him. The question for you is not, Am I one of the elect? But, Am I one of the human race?”

  • “Depend upon it, it is God’s Word, not our comment upon God’s Word, that saves souls.”

  • “Get your texts from God—your thoughts, your words, from God. In great measure, according to the purity and perfection’s of the instrument, will be success. It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God.  A word spoken by you when your conscience is clear, and your heart full of God’s Spirit, is worth ten thousands words spoken in unbelief and sin.”

  • “Live near to God, and all things will appear little to you in comparison with eternal realities.”

  • “A great part of my time is spent in getting my heart in tune for prayer. It is the link that connects earth with heaven.”

  • “Lord make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be.”

  • “Just so take Christ away, and the whole arch of truth becomes a heap of rubbish. The very same truths may be there; but they are all fallen without coherence, without order, without end.”

  • “Oh how sweet to work for God all day, and then lie down at night beneath His smile.”

  • “The greatest need of my people is my personal holiness.”

  • “Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you. Dive and dive again, you will never come to the bottom of these depths. How many millions of dazzling pearls and gems are at this moment hid in the deep recesses of he ocean caves.”

  • “Take heed to thyself. Your own soul is your first and greatest care. You know a sound body alone can work with power; much more a healthy soul. Keep a clear conscience through the blood of the Lamb. Keep up close communion with God. Study likeness to Him in all things. Read the Bible for your own growth first, then for your people. Expound much; it is through the truth that souls are to be sanctified, not through essays upon the truth. Be easy of access, apt to teach, and the Lord teach you and bless you in all you do and say. You will not find many companions. Be the more with God. My dear people are anxiously waiting for you. The prayerful are praying for you. Be of good courage; there remaineth much of the land to be possessed. Be not dismayed, for Christ shall be with thee to deliver thee. Study Isa vi, and Jer i, and the sending of Moses, and Ps li 12, 13, and John xv 26, 27 and the connection in Luke 1. 15,16. . . . . ”    [letter dated March 22, 1839, to Rev W.C. Burns]

  • “A man who loves you the most is the man who tells you the most truth about yourself.”

  • “Our soul should be a mirror of Christ; we should reflect every feature: for every grace in Christ there should be a counterpart in us.” [Letter: 26 February 1840]

  • “Every wise workman takes his tools away from the work from time to time that they may be ground and sharpened; so does the only-wise Jehovah take his ministers oftentimes away into darkness and loneliness and trouble, that he may sharpen and prepare them for harder work in his service.”

  • “You will be incomplete Christians if you do not look for the coming again of the Lord Jesus”

  • ” ‘If I knew I were one of God’s elect, I would come to Christ; but I fear I am not.’  To you I answer: nobody ever came to Christ because he knew himself to be one of the elect. It is quite true that God has of His mere good pleasure elected some to everlasting life, but they never knew it until they believed in Christ. Christ nowhere commands the elect to come to him. He commands all men everywhere to repent and believe the gospel. The question for you is not, ‘Am I one of the elect?’ but ‘Am I a sinner?’ Christ came to save sinners.”

  • “I know well that when Christ is nearest, Satan also is busiest.”

  • “One gem from that ocean is worth all the pebbles from earthly streams.”    [speaking of the Scriptures]

  • “Joy is increased by spreading it to others.”

  • “It is not the tempest, nor the earthquake, nor the fire, but the still small voice of the Spirit that carries on the glorious work of saving souls.”

  • “You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, a rock rising above the storm.”  [Letter: 9 March 1843]

  • “I am tempted to think that I am now an established Christian,—that I have overcome this or that lust so long,—that I have got into the habit of the opposite grace,—so that there is no fear; I may venture very near the temptation—nearer than other men. This is a lie of Satan. One might as well speak of gunpowder getting by habit of resisting fire, so as not to catch spark. As long as powder is wet, it resists the spark; but when it becomes dry, it is ready to explode at the first touch. As long as the Spirit dwells in my heart, He deadens me to sin, so that, if lawfully called through temptation, I may reckon upon God carrying me through. But when the Spirit leaves me, I am like dry gunpowder. Oh for a sense of this!”

  • “Even in the wildest storms the sky is not all dark; and so in the darkest dealings of God with His children, there are always some bright tokens for good.” [Letter: 6 February 1839]

  • “O for true unfeigned humility,” cried M’Cheyne. “I do not know half of my pride.” So M’Cheyne commented of one particular Sunday—”a day of much danger from flattery and pride.”

  • “Set NOT your hearts on the flowers of this world. They shall fade and die. Prize the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. He changes not! Live nearer to Christ than to any person on this earth; so that when they are taken, you may have Him to love and lean upon.”

Written by The Seeking Disciple

12/14/2010 at 10:09 AM

Prayer Quotes from Ravenhill, Bounds, and Spurgeon

Here is a short video with prayer quotes from the great saints of God, Leonard Ravenhill, E.M. Bounds, and Charles Spurgeon.  How we need a revival of prayer!  How we need men and women of God who truly know how to pray and cry out to Jesus!  Oh where are the saints who will weep before the altar of God?  May we cry with the disciples for Jesus to teach us to pray (Luke 18:1)!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

12/06/2010 at 12:57 PM

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