October 30, 2019

BIBLE READING: John 11

33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,

I first wanted to say that our staff men have done a tremendous job these past few weeks of doing the daily devotionals. I appreciate our church staff and all that they do.

In this interesting chapter, we have some insight into the love Jesus has for us. As I have looked up some quotes on this subject, I hope you enjoy these:

“The Holy Ghost is faithful and beloved. You do not realize what privileges you have until you are filled with the Holy Ghost. He makes intercessions for you with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now the groaning of Jesus could be uttered. Notice, He groaned in spirit and He uttered groans, but the Holy Ghost intercedes with groanings that cannot be uttered. You might pray a few words, but that prayer becomes special when it is groaned out by the Holy Ghost at the throne of God. Prayers that become groans always get answers.” Charles Stalker

“The best prayers have often more groans than words.” John Bunyan

“Our prayers, even when we pray, are not at full flood. There may be much phrasing and little passion.” Ralph Turnbull

“The spirit of prayers is the pressing forth of the soul out of this earthly life; it is stretching with all its desire after the life of God, to be one life, one love, one spirit with Christ in God”. William Law

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without heart.” Bunyan

“To obtain real heart stirring, heart wringing, and God moving earnestness in prayer, we must move out of ourselves into the realm of the Spirit.”

“When you find a promise, it will not fall into your lap. You must shake the tree by prayer”. Andrew Bonar