|“Many people claim to have wonderful experiences with God, but not necessarily the God of our Lord Jesus Christ. Your experience, as important as it is, must be based on the Word of God. Otherwise you can easily end in idolatry, worshipping a god of your own creation.” Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt H”)
Thoughts from the Diary of a Desperate Man by Walter Henrichsen
“That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:6
Agreement and submission are frequently confused in those relationships in life where one is under the authority of another. For example, a wife says, “I submit to my husband most of the time.” What she means is, most of the time they are in agreement, and the infrequent occasion when they are not in agreement she finds cause not to submit. You test submission by doing what you don’t want to do, not by doing what you agree needs to be done.
Many know how to pretend to submit when in fact they are only agreeing, and many know how to rebel; few know how to cooperate in a spirit of submission. You can easily yield to your authority in an act of submission without being willing to cooperate. When told you must do it, you obey in a perfunctory manner with no heart to make it work properly. “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart.”466
Submission is more than an act; it is an attitude of the heart. Only you and God know your heart, and He will judge you, in part, by the heart attitude you carry into the execution of the request. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”467
466 II Chronicles 25:2
Zechariah 9-12 Revelation 20 (New King James Version)
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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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