|“You do not gather to worship so that you can feel good, or sense that you are close to God. All such emotion must remain ancillary to the objective of acknowledging the goodness and greatness of God. You can never consider yourself in worship to God until you have first presented your life as a living sacrifice, humbled, broken, and available for whatever He desires. Without this, all outward show will be as odious to Him as was the sacrifice of Israel in the days of Isaiah.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt H”)
Thoughts from the Diary of a Desperate Man by Walter A Henrichsen (“Walt”)
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who receives any one whom I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent me.” John 13:20
Some argue that they are willing to learn from Jesus, but not from others. Such reasoning is specious and a guise for an unteachable heart. Jesus said that your willingness to learn from others indicates a willingness to learn from Him. Those unwilling to learn from others are unwilling to learn from Jesus.
Learning is always self-initiated. You may teach me, but I must learn. It is grammatically incorrect to say, “You learned me.” Responsibility for learning rests with the individual, not the teacher. You must learn to learn to continue building the discipline of a teachable heart. You learn to live and you live to learn. Unused muscles tend to become stiff and atrophy; exercise keeps them strong and limber. One of the ingredients ensuring a strong and limber spiritual life is a teachable heart.
View every day as a school day and ever relationship as an opportunity to learn. There is no such thing as an accidental encounter. Each person you meet has been sent by God for your edification. The tendency will be, the older you get the less teachable you will become. Few people remain teachable in their old age. When you find them, you know it is because they have prepared themselves to learn and trained themselves to maintain a learner’s heart. You can be one of them if it is important to you.
Ezekiel 22-23 1 Peter 1 (New King James Version)
1 Peter 1
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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in Prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2
Devote yourselves to Prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The Prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16
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