Tell God all that is in your heart, as one unloads one’s heart, its pleasures and its pains, to a dear friend. Tell God your troubles, that God may comfort you; tell God your joys, that God may sober them; tell God your longings, that God may purify them; tell God your dislikes, that God may help you conquer them; talk to God of your temptations, that God may shield you from them: show God the wounds of your heart, that God may heal them. If you thus pour out all your weaknesses, needs, troubles, there will be no lack of what to say. Talk out of the abundance of the heart, without consideration say just what you think. Blessed are they who attain to such familiar, unreserved intercourse with God.
There are 7 types of simple-praying people. Yesterday we saw that the fourth type of pray-er is one who is empty before God. Today we explore the fifth type of Pray-er:
Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!” “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”Luke 18:28-30
“We have left all to follow you!” Nothing is more important to you than to follow Jesus Christ. And the promise is found in verse 29 & 30… the Message Bible says it this way, “‘Yes,’ said Jesus, ‘and you won’t regret it. No one who has sacrificed home, spouse, brothers and sisters, parents, children–whatever– will lose out. It will all come back multiplied many times over in your lifetime. And then the bonus of eternal life!’ ” “It” will come back, whatever “It” is, multiplied many times over.
The key for simple-praying people is found in verse 30, “all will come back multiplied many times over“.
More than you need, more than you can use, more food, more blessings, more time, more things… so that you may give to others.
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”