God wants us to build a deep relationship with Him, to get to know Him better and to develop deeper trust in Him. In the second part of this series Phil reminds us that trust is built on our understanding of God's character and that this is perfectly displayed in the person of Jesus. God loves us and everything He has for us is the best we can have. Be encouraged as you step out of your depth into a life abandoned to the One who is trustworthy.
In the first talk of this series Phil reminds us that our relationship with God is based on Jesus and is the starting point for a life of deeper trust and joy. God wants to have a deep relationship with each of us. He wants to make His home in you and for you to live for Him from a place of deeper intimacy.
Trying to earn what God has freely given will never work! If we try to earn it, our work will always come up short.
In this last part of the series, Andrew shows us how our attitude towards giving and speaking in tongues will affect our prayer life. Speaking in tongues is the gateway gift to all other spiritual gifts. This is a way that we can communicate with Jesus at any point in the day.
Be challenged as Andrew asks about our point in praying - do we think God has forgotten us? DO we think that we need to remind God about what we need?
When prayer is about us and what we are doing, the result will always be fruitless. But when prayer is about Jesus, we are released from condemnation and able to fully enjoy God's plan to totally restore, change and elevate us!
In the third of the series, Pastor Andrew explains to us how the Hebrew meaning of prayer involves an active exchange: we give our desires and receive the faith of God.
Pastor Andrew also notes from Matthew 6:6 how prayer should not be about us 'role-playing' with God. Be honest, how often have you done this in your own life? How often have we 'recited' the same type of prayer to God?
It's time to get real with God in our prayer life - we can always pray, but not say many prayers! If you want to understand more about this, click on play and be blessed by Pastor Andrews' latest message in 'Teach us to Pray.'