Monday, April 25, 2011

Visionary Monday: Of First Importance

An old writer well said, “A family without prayer is like a house without a roof, open and exposed to all the storms of Heaven.” All our domestic comforts and temporal mercies issue from the loving-kindness of the Lord, and the best we can do in return is to gratefully acknowledge, together, His goodness to us as a family. Excuses against the discharge of this sacred duty are idle and worthless. Of what avail will it be when we render an account to God for the stewardship of our families to say that we had not time available, working hard from morn till eve? The more pressing be our temporal duties, the greater our need of seeking spiritual succor. Nor may any Christian plead that he is not qualified for such a work: gifts and talents are developed by use not neglect. ~ Arthur Pink

Blessed be God,
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me!
~ Psalm 66:20 everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. ~ Phil 4:6

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
~ Col 4:2


Benjamyn said...
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Benjamyn said...

Awesome post! I really enjoy reading your blog. Keep following Him who is your hearts delight. Blessings from a brother.

Melody said...

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog Erika! I pray you are blessed and I'm sure you are. It's been a pleasure to get to know you... I wish to all be together again....but for me... life has moved on. Love to you, and to any with you that I know! :-)