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AbideinHim
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 A. B. Simpson Prayer Devotional

Inspirational Readings by A.B. Simpson
Days of Heaven on Earth
Monday, January 03, 2011

We need to watch our prayers as well as watch for the answers to our prayers. It requires as much wisdom to pray rightly as it does faith to receive the answers to our prayers.

A Christian confided that he had been in years of darkness because God had failed to answer certain of his prayers. As a result, he had been in a state bordering on infidelity.

A very few moments were sufficient to convince this friend that his prayers had been entirely unauthorized and that God had never promised to answer such prayers. They were for things which, in the exercise of ordinary wisdom, he should have accomplished himself. The result was deliverance from the cloud of unbelief which was almost wrecking his Christian life.

There are some things about which we do not need to pray as much as to take the light which God has already given. Many people are asking God to give them peculiar signs, tokens and supernatural intimations of His will. Our business is to use the light He has given, and then He will give whatever more we need.

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Watch and pray—Matthew 26:41


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Mike

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There are some things about which we do not need to pray as much as to take the light which God has already given. Many people are asking God to give them peculiar signs, tokens and supernatural intimations of His will. Our business is to use the light He has given, and then He will give whatever more we need.



What sound and practical advice! May we all walk this new year - in our marriages, in our families, in our neighborhoods, in our workplaces, in our churches - in the light that God has given.

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
(1John 2:6)

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
(3John 1:4)

In Christ,

Ron


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Ron Halverson

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Still gold mining ...

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A Christian confided that he had been in years of darkness because God had failed to answer certain of his prayers. As a result, he had been in a state bordering on infidelity.

A very few moments were sufficient to convince this friend that his prayers had been entirely unauthorized and that God had never promised to answer such prayers. They were for things which, in the exercise of ordinary wisdom, he should have accomplished himself. The result was deliverance from the cloud of unbelief which was almost wrecking his Christian life.



This has much substance to it.
These wishes may not even be uttered as a prayer - but still be mentally present merely in the form of desires.
"I wish that GOD would ___________ " or "Why doesn't GOD __________ " types of thoughts.




A.B. Simpson was not only wise but a very dear man. Very approachable.

Thank you for this.

 2012/7/13 12:16





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