Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Welcome and introduction.

As I stated in the "about me" section, Welcome to my Prayerlogue. This is my first post, and I'm sure there will be quite a learning curve, so hang in there.

Let me say, first of all, that this has evolved out of a weekly devotional e-mail message that I've been sending since April 2005. It began as simply praying for a group of teachers and was met with such an overwhelming positive response, and a growth in folks wanting to be added to the list, that I began searching for a way to reach more people.

However, the weekly mailing continues.

If you're like most folks, and don't have time to read a blog daily, or even forget about it from time to time, you can sign up for our weekly "Prayerlogue" e-mail. All you need to do is e-mail me at bnprayerlogue@cs.com and say "please add this address."

You'll receive a weekly devotional with a link to this blog to remind you to check in. That's all there is to it. And you can remove your address at any time.

I hope you enjoy it and receive a blessing.



Anonymous MAX said...

Congratulations on your new blog. I hope it will be a blessing to you and those who discover it. Here's a favorite of mine:

The Patience of Faith
By Oswald Chambers

"Because thou hast kept the word of My patience." Revelation 3:10

Patience is more than endurance. A saint's life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says - "I cannot stand any more." God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly. Trust yourself in God's hands. For what have you need of patience just now? Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ by the patience of faith. "Though He slay me, yet will I wait for Him."

Faith is not a pathetic sentiment, but robust vigorous confidence built on the fact that God is holy love. You cannot see Him just now, you cannot understand what He is doing, but you know Him. Shipwreck occurs where there is not that mental poise which comes from being established on the eternal truth that God is holy love. Faith is the heroic effort of your life, you fling yourself in reckless confidence on God.

God has ventured all in Jesus Christ to save us, now He wants us to venture our all in abandoned confidence in Him. There are spots where that faith has not worked in us as yet, places untouched by the life of God. There were none of those spots in Jesus Christ's life, and there are to be none in ours. "This is life eternal, that they might know Thee." The real meaning of eternal life is a life that can face anything it has to face without wavering. If we take this view, life becomes one great romance, a glorious opportunity for seeing marvellous things all the time. God is disciplining us to get us into this central place of power.

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Blogger Betty Newman said...

Thank you, Max. Chambers always did remind me of Tozer!

This is good stuff!


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