Imagine if you had special instruction no else had about prayer. Not just ordinary instruction but obscure instruction discovered by modern-day scientists written on ancient scrolls. What if you knew that scientists tested every word of the mystical guidance and proved it to be the most effective way of influencing God's merciful grace. In fact, tests show that by following the ancient words our influence of God's grace appears to be so effective that one could say God's supernatural power is directed by it.
It sounds like the stuff of movies and legends, but what I shared with you is true. The Bible contains profound guidance for those with enough time to ruminate over its text. This isn't the stuff of warlocks or wizards, no. Spiritual insight that improves how we live with God is readily available to all. We just need to patiently take the time to read, meditate, and ponder over the wisdom in each page.
The simple act of quietly sitting still while your heart, soul, and mind consume God's knowledge is similar to what I think angels and saints enjoy in perpetual adoration of God in heaven.
Contemplating the existence of the Bible we can come to the simple conclusion that God delivered the instructional book to help us understand that we are beings from a divine source in need of guidance. The kind of guidance that helps us understand who we are, where we came from, and how to get back to our original state.
Though our salvation through Jesus Christ sanctifies us with a new life and spiritual body, God's cultivated word within us opens the door to constantly exist in God's divine power. In this spiritual state, we continually love God and others. Love becomes the standard by which we do all things. It becomes the measuring stick for reason and action. It propels us to go further and care deeper for God and others.
We could say that embodying love is a way existing without existing, or for God to exist more within us.
Love as the foundation of all spiritual endeavor and how we enjoy the greatest progress when applying the wisdom of the Bible. Why is this true? Because God is love, and when you embody love, you embody God. Love is a simple but profoundly mystical experience that deeply transforms us into God's likeness.
Meditatively moving through the landscape of Holy Script in love, it bears fruit in our soul as the Lord's guiding voice. Among His chief principles you hear the Word speak of is prayer. Not just any prayer, but prayer that exists beyond ourselves. Pray founded on selfless love. The kind of prayer that sees and thinks with God's love. You can be sure that this kind of prayer delivers benefits to the worshiper as well as the prayed for, or situation.
I've personally experience daily measures of grace from God, not because I pray for it, but because I resign myself to Him every day. When we let go in God's love, the self has nothing to feed on, so the ego dies, and when the ego dies, God can become more, and with God's increased presence comes favor.
What I just shared with is the key to making the seven secrets to powerful prayer work. Let's begin. (see Part 2)
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