The Person Of Prayer
God makes things to Happen
“Now it happened ⬆️as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.➡️…This is called intimacy with Jesus.
But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.””Psalm 27:4
The Person in Prayer is more important than the Prayer
Husbands:1 Peter 5:7
Mark 11:24.Matt 17:20.Luke 18:1..YOU...
James 5:16...The effective Fervent Prayer of Just man is Powerful,
🔘Purpose :The Right Approach In Prayer.
, ●Matt 6:6,●Heb 4:16.●Matthew 6:7-8.
🔘2 Powerful Quote on Prayer.
🔴"If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer. Martin Luther
🔴"Prayer doesn't change the purpose of God, but prayer can change the action of God." Chuck Smith
Back To Luke 10:38-42
●Two sisters, who represent two approaches to Jesus In Prayer.... MARTHA WELCOMED HIM INTO HER HOUSE. AND SHE HAD A SISTER CALLED MARY..who also sit at His Feet.
A.The Martha APPROACH....But Martha was distracted with much serving.
🔘WHAT IS MARTHA KIND OF APPROACH IN PRAYER?
☑️1. ”The PRAYER OF ANXIETY rather than The PRAYER OF FAITH.
Jesus said…Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
about many things.
🔘Double Mention John 14:1,27..Don’t be troubled
☑️2."THE PRAYER OF RESTLESSNESS "... But Martha was distracted with much serving,
🔘Prayer must be A Place of Rest That Jesus is Taking care of you request.
●1Peter.5:7....Cast your and Rest...
For thus says the Lord God , the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not,
☑️3. THE PRAYER.Of BURDEN "THE SELF FOCUSED PRAYER.
●Even though she is trying to serve others it comes back to her.
…Jesus don’t you care about me? All the work I am doing by myself?’ You can see it in the pronouns. “Me, me, me.”
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
WHAT IS MARY KIND OF APPROACH IN PRAYER
🔴Just One Dynamic Focus of Prayer or Praying
☑️THE PRAYER OF INTIMACY.
Mary Knew Jesus DEEPER[LOVE ]than Martha.
↔Her prayer was a Habitation of God rather than a Habit of Prayer Psalm 27:4.8.Psalm 63:1-3.🔴
●Habit of Prayer than Became the Habitation of God Presence.
●Gen 28:10-20..The Gates of Heaven Experience.
That eventually resulted in the Place of :
☑️THE PLACE OF PRESENCE OF GOD.
She is FOCUSED [INTIMACY]on Jesus and Soaked into His Presence.Acts 3:19.Psalm 16:11.
☑️THE PLACE OF THE VOICE OF GOD.
John 10:27 Psalm 40:8.
She LISTENS[PASSION]to what Jesus wants to say. Not telling him what he should be saying.
☑️THE PLACE OF FAITH IN GOD
She TRUSTED,Him.Ephesians 2:14......
If he can raise the dead,Feed the 5000, He can take care of their Afternoon Lunch.
If you don’t have time to sit at Jesus feet, then you need to reevaluate your life, because your PRIORITIES ARE OUT OF ORDER. To say it simply – if you are too busy for Jesus, you are too busy!...
●Let's set our Priorities right before Problems become our Priority.
🔴It is Your Spiritual Condition that Eventually Determine Your Physical Condition.
Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, “ Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?” Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!
■See How it Affected Them.
“You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways! Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the Lord .