• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

Watching a Story Unfold

Paul Miller makes this comment in the next section of A Praying Life: “The act of praying draws God into my life and begins to shape me, the pray-er, in subtle ways.”  I love the way he puts it.  Prayer is ultimately not about us getting what we want, but about God working what He wants into our lives and through our lives into this world.

Our (Rebecca and I) recent participation in two of the Vision Forward conferences (Americas and Central Asia) has reminded us of the truth of this thought.  One way that it was expressed in Central Asia was that the inner witness of the Holy Spirit is a convicting witness, calling us to turn and return to Him.  In prayer, God is “drawn into our lives”, turning the spotlight of His Spirit on those areas of our lives which are hurtful (Psalm 139) and “drawing” us back to Himself where there is overwhelming forgiveness and love.

But we need to be listening to His voice, “hearing” what He wants to say to us.

A good question to ask would be: what is God saying to my heart today?

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