Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prayer and Flying a Plane (Illustration)

A Historian, H.G.Wells writes, 'A historian like myself, who doesn't even call himself a Christian, finds the picture centering irrestibly around the life and character of this most significant man {Jesus}... The historian's test of an individual's greatness is 'What did he leave to grow?' Did he start men to thinking along fresh lines with a vigor that persisted after him? By this test Jesus stands first.'
An elderly Gentleman said to me recently, when you pray its like being in an aeroplane. You know there's a pilot out the front, getting you to the right destination. You don't need to know the law of aerodynamics to be able to fly on this plane as a passenger. Nor do you really ever see the pilot, but you trust that your life in is safe hands. It's like when we pray... You don't need to understand the ins and outs of prayer to pray to a God who's ready to listen. Why not start with, 'Our Father, who is in Heaven... how great you are!!'
Ministry is going well in Palmerston (NT). Our Red Shield Appeal total was up $4,200 on last year! We have Mainly Music families connecting with the life of the church, and some are coming to a Women's Bible Study during the week. We're averaging about 30 both Sunday mornings and Sunday nights, but most of all, the Holy Spirit in moving amongst us, and many are growing in their faith. We're looking to God for the Harvest for new disciples to enter into God's Kingdom (The place where he reigns and rules!).

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