News & Views from Pastor Terry Wilcox
WOW! What a great time we had last Sunday with our church family, Sheriff Judd, Chief Garcia, Assistant Chief Williams, WHAYS president Bartos, the Sheriff’s Office Color Guard, and Jesus. We are blessed to live in America and we are blessed to be loved by an outstanding group of Christ’s servants.
One of the tasks of moving is for Danielle and I to sort through and pack thousands of books. This morning I put my favorite book on prayer on the “Keeper pile”. As I handled this book my attention was captured by the following paragraph on page 129. Read it below and tell me what you think.
“The fundamental law in prayer is this: Prayer is given and ordained for the purpose of glorifying God. Prayer is the appointed way of giving Jesus an opportunity to exercise His supernatural powers of salvation. And in so doing He desires to make use of us.
We should through prayer give Jesus the opportunity of gaining access to our souls, our bodies, our homes, our neighborhoods, our countries, to the whole world, to the fellowship of believers and to the unsaved.
If we will make use of prayer, not to wrest from God advantages for ourselves or our dear ones, or to escape from tribulations and difficulties, but to call down upon ourselves and others those things which will glorify the name of God, then we shall see the strongest and boldest promises of the Bible about prayer fulfilled also in our weak, little prayer life. Then we shall see such answers to prayer as we had never thought were possible.” Excerpt from Prayer by O.Hallesby
I look forward to being with you on July 28. We have two excellent preachers scheduled for the next two Sundays.