Greetings! This morning, I would like to share with you some SOP quotations that I received from a friend. I have nothing else to add to them except that they blessed me immensely! I pray that they bring your heart closer to God as they did to my own.
“Why is it that we do not receive more from Him Who is the source of light and power? We expect too little….
“We do not value as we should the power and efficacy of prayer. …
“Let us live in close communion with God. The joy of the Christian arises from a sense of God’s love and care for His children and the assurance that He will not leave them alone in their weakness.
“We need to know how to pray. It is not tame, spiritless prayers that take hold of the divine attributes. Prayer is heard by God when it comes from a heart broken by a sense of unworthiness. Prayer was instituted for our comfort and salvation, that through faith and hope we may lay hold on the rich promises of God. Prayer is the expression of the desires of a soul hungering and thirsting for righteousness.
“Prayer is a heaven-ordained means of success. Appeals, petitions, entreaties, between man and man, move men and act a part in controlling the affairs of nations. But prayer moves heaven. That power alone that comes in answer to prayer will make men wise in the wisdom of heaven and enable them to work in the unity of the Spirit, joined together by the bonds of peace. Prayer, faith, confidence in God, bring a divine power that sets human calculations at their real worth – nothingness…. He who places himself where God can enlighten him, advances, as it were, from the partial obscurity of dawn to the full radiance of noonday.” (EGW, In Heavenly Places, 76)
Please find below the link for the heart-warming testimony of Jim Smith “Listening When He Speaks”.
Please, let’s pray for:
1 – Pastor David Jamieson (and his family), as he is recovering well from a major surgery. Praise God!
2 – First Nations Wellness Coach Training II, Camp Hope, March 15-24. www.FNAT.ca
3 – Local Church Elders’ Retreat, Camp Hope, April 12-14. More info to follow.
4 – The Adventurer Campout, Camp Hope, April 26-28. BC Conference Youth Dept.
5 – Women’s Ministry Spring Retreat, April 26-28. Registration: www.bcadventist.ca
Much Prayer, Much Power!
In His Service,
Wesley Torres, D.Min.