- Created on Friday, 01 May 2015 06:53
Perhaps the most concise and beautiful description of prayer is found in the book Steps to Christ, “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.”
There is a depth of meaning here. The words assume that we view God as a Friend. Yet, God is often viewed as a stern judge during prayer – someone to be pled with, rather than someone to talk to. This view of God’s character negatively changes the tone and content of our prayers.
Hiding in the Bushes
After Adam and Eve rebelled against God, we are told that God came to meet them, “walking in the garden in the cool of the day…” (Genesis 3:8). It seems obvious that this was not the first time God had come to talk with Adam and Eve. Prior to sin, they experienced walking and talking with God in the cool of the day. After their sin at the Tree, however, their picture of God was severely distorted by the Serpent so that they now feared God. In addition, shame and guilt had further warped their image of God causing them to hide. In their minds, the one who came searching for them was a stern judge, not a friend.
- Created on Saturday, 24 January 2015 08:53
Our friend John Ayala has continued to add Bible studies completed through the Old Testament and the Gospels to the following sites:
We greatly appreciate John's efforts which have made listening to the Bible studies much more user-friendly for mobile devices!
- Created on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 07:09