Andrew Murray from The True Vine (pg. 143)
God's Promise of Eternal Life through Jesus is certain, not just a hope but a truth. On this promise we can stand; we can know our future. And how will we demonstrate our certainty?
Read 1 John 5:13-15
And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:15 ESV
Murray suggests that prayer is the proof of our certainty. Because we know Christ, we come to Him in prayer; we know that He hears our prayers. God knows our hearts before we even speak, but He desires that we come to Him in worship and praise, with our needs and concerns. As we listen for His guidance in our lives, seek His wisdom for our actions, spend time with Him growing a more intimate relationship, we can be certain that He will respond to us.
- Where is the certainty of life?
- Do you KNOW Christ?
- If "fruitful abiding" and "prevailing prayer" mark the Christian life, what proof are you offering of your certainty?
Spirit of Truth ~ Take the noise of the world away. In the moments of quiet, speak the truth of God to me. My prayers rise to the Love Most High ~ Your whispers return to me full of the certainty that Christ gives. Amen. ~dho