Altered Horizons

Every now and then, especially when I am pressed for time, I’d like to share some things with you that others have written. Today consider these thoughts on prayer written by two great men of faith:

Andrew Murray said, “Take time in the inner chamber to bow down and worship; and wait on Him till He unveils himself, and takes possession of you, and goes out with you to show how a man may live and walk in abiding fellowship with an unseen Lord.” Too many times when we pray, we skip right over taking time to quiet ourselves in God’s presence, don’t we? Murray’s words are a good reminder to spend time in worship. As we do so, we’ll soak up the very atmosphere of heaven and of God Himself.

Oswald Chambers had this to say: “Every time we pray our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don’t pray more.”

Have you experienced this altered horizons truth when you pray? Boy, I have — and am I ever thankful that the Lord is able to change my attitudes and outlooks when I turn to Him with my problems and concerns. I’m afraid I would be one miserable mess if He didn’t do this for me.

Acts 4:13b (NIV) says “…they took note that these men [Peter and John] had been with Jesus.” Spending time with Jesus changes us. Let’s give Him the chance to do it.

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