The Definition of Faith, Part 10 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #248)


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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Jeremiah 29:13 which reads: “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Allow me to share with you some important points regarding this verse from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

When the Lord pours out an especial spirit of prayer, it is a good sign that he is coming toward us in mercy. Promises are given to quicken and encourage prayer. He never said, Seek ye me in vain.

Our prayer motivator quote today is from A.B. Simpson. He said: “There is no wonder more supernatural and divine in the life of a believer than the mystery and ministry of prayer…the hand of the child touching the arm of the Father and moving the wheel of the universe.”

Our prayer motivator devotional today is the 10th and final part of our series titled “THE DEFINITION OF FAITH” from Dr. John R. Rice.

Christ was obligated to be merciful [to the Samaritan woman]! Christ could not be indifferent, could not be a respector of person, could not hate Samaritans as other Jews did. Since Christ was God, the God of all flesh, the Saviour of the world, she knew He was as willing to hear her as to hear anybody else. Her confidence, her assurance, her faith were based in the Christ she knew. Whether she had seen Him work miracles before, or whether she had seen the compassion in His face as He healed others, or whether she was an utter stranger and the blessed Holy Spirit had simply and directly revealed it in her heart, we do not know. But she trusted Him to do what He, out of His loving mercy, was constrained to do. Her faith was based on an intimate understanding of the real will of Christ and the real character of Christ.

Oh, that we might know Him better so that we might always pray according to His will and believe how compassionate, how tender, how willing to bless us is He!

+ Plus, listen to Natalie Grant singing “Waiting for a Prayer”

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