Spiritual articles

Following Jesus Example

Second Thessalonians 3:5:

’’ And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ’’

Many of people those do pray, finishing their prayer with simple thanks for the elapsed time and the request for the next day, are quietly and contentedly falling asleep: in the belief that they carried out their Christian duty, assume that they see the pleasure in the sight of God.
However, God’s moving from the house of God. He first stops on those at the highest position and duties: the priests, pastors, and preachers, but also all of us.

I think his view is not primarily looking at the length of their prayers on the knees, on the learned or memorized prayers, but eagerly looks for those who were willing to tell people about His grace and love, which are full of compassion access to people in need, gave the old man his hand, stood full comforting bedside of a dying person, or enter peace to the destroyed marriages.

I believe that He is looking, valuating and assesses people by acts which indicate the example that Jesus Christ left on the earth, before he returned to his glory, and to His and our Heavenly Father.
Nowhere in Scripture does it say that we will be known through our prayers, but it is written, we will be known by love.

In the Gospel of John 13:34 +35, Jesus said:

” I give you a new commandment: love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this love shall all men know that you are my disciples.”

I do not want to mislead anyone that prayer is not required. On the contrary! Prayer is really important in our fait and Christian life. From experience I know that I lot of comfort and strength just got after a pray.
In quiet moments of prayer I felt a nearness to the Almighty and became a full safety, tenderness and love, like a little child in the arms of his Father.
Unconditional we need to pray, but most of all, we shell keep in our mind that not only prayers, prayed on the knees, but also prayers with the hands that helps, and a heart that loves and comforts, are revealing God’s grace.
We use our hearts to love and hands to work. Actually, each limb is able to serve the Lord on his own way.
Do not let one of them be stunted in growth.

                                                                                                                   Heda Domitrovic