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Classic Christian teaching from the holy Bible

Prayerful Thoughts of God Are Never a Burden

on September 27, 2012

“… the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16)

It is hardly possible to overstress the importance of unceasing inward prayer on the part of the one who would live the God-conscious life. Prayer at stated times is good and right; we will never outgrow our need of it while we remain on earth. But this kind of prayer must e supported and perfected by the habit o constant, unspoken prayer!

But someone may question whether in a world like this it is possible to think of God constantly. Would it not be too great a burden to try to keep God constantly in the focus of our minds while carrying on our normal activities in this noisy and highly complex civilization?

Malaval had the answer to this: “The wings of the dove do not weigh it down,” he said; “they carry and support it. And so that thought of God is never a burden;  it is a gentle breeze which bears us up, a hand which  supports us and raises  us, a light which guides us, and a spirit which vivifies us though we do not feel its working.”

We all know how the presence of someone we deeply love lifts our spirits and suffuses us with a radiant sense of peace and well-being. So the one who loves God supremely is lifted into extreme delight by His conscious Presence!

“Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.”

~A. W. Tozer~

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