1). The way that God has decided He will work IN us; and
2). The way that God has decided He will work THROUGH us.
Prayer: The Way God Works
IN and THROUGH Us
Let me repeat that:
• First, Prayer is the way God transforms us into what He wants us to be like. We read, study, memorize and then ask Him in prayer and He transforms us.
We Praise His Name & We Praise Him For His Attributes
Unison: Lord, to You and You alone be glory, honor and praise. You Who created the heavens and the earth; we sing the glory of your name; we make Your praise glorious.
Reader-1: Psalm 48:1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. Unison: Amen
Reader-2: Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Unison: Amen
First, We Magnify His Name
Migrate into a group small enough to make a circle and be able to hear each other praying, reading, and sharing. Then, using this sheet go around and pick any of these names of God and say them aloud as a personal declaration, like this: “God You are Elohim, My Creator”.
As we open to I Thessalonians 5, there is one tool God left us above all others that is ours alone to use. We are not forced, we are not obligated, we are just offered the single greatest source of unleashing spiritual power through our lives.
And what is that tool we can take or leave each day? It is the tool that keeps us connected to God, His Word, His plan, His power, and His Presence—the choice we make to talk to Him in prayer!
The Book of Job is perhaps the oldest book in the world. It is also perhaps the clearest view into the spirit world, the spiritual side of parenting and the cosmic proportion of conflicts we face as we parent and lead as dads. Look at Job 1:5:
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Prayer is a journey into the presence of God. We enter God’s presence by way of His Tabernacle, God’s tent of Meeting. Every point of the God’s Tabernacle points to Christ.
The first and primary lesson we learned about the Tabernacle was where God placed it. In the center of the Camp, with smoke slowly rising from the altar and with the Twelve Tribes in an ordered arrangement around it around. Looking intently we would note a long, black, unattractive tent of porpoise skins.
The tabernacle, which God instructed Moses to construct, is a powerful lesson to guide us in our pursuit of deepening our fellowship with the Lord.
THE PRESENCE OF GOD
This is a journey into the presence of God. We enter God’s presence by way of His Tabernacle, God’s tent of Meeting. As we examine this incredible structure, we will see how every point of the God’s Tabernacle points to Jesus.