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“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big” (Donald Trump, Entrepreneur)

To think big it is a great thing. But how much greater would it be if you could also be guaranteed to have the 100% assurance of accomplishing whatever you “think big”?!

Jesus gave to His own this promise: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you” (John 16:23).  What limit did Jesus promise state to His followers as  to what can be given by His Father? Whatsoever. Whatsoever they will ask in Jesus’ name God the Father will grant it to them!

Question: did you have a spiritual interaction with Jesus, the Son of God? Did you meet Him at Calvary? There is the place where you can exchange your sin with His righteousness becoming, thus, God’s child. From there on, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in His name, he will give it you, no matter how BIG you can think.

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Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays(Soren Kierkegaard)

Prayer is actually a way of exercising individual free will as it pertains to accepting God’s will for our life. For instance, God wants that “all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). But unless one expresses their very determination in this regard through prayer, the saving process cannot take place. More than that, not expressing our own free determination through prayer regarding our salvation can even go as far as nullifying God’s plan of salvation in our regard (Luke 7:30).  Is this not the ONLY reason for some people being eternally lost?  Obviously salvation is not obtained simply by prayer but prayer is the way of expressing our consent to God’s way of salvation which we’ll follow accordingly.

Did you accept God’s eternal gift of salvation by prayer?Image of a man praying

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I have a YouTube Channel called “Echoes of the Patriarchs” which engages the Orthodox Christian community regularly, as well. If you haven’t seen the videos there yet, they can be accessed via this blog by clicking on, “YouTube Written Message Library” at the top of this blog site.  Or, you can click on the links below:

This link contains the videos on topics of my choosing:

https://ernestewherman.wordpress.com/youtube-library/original-topic-videos/

 

This link contains the videos responding to others on YouTube:

https://ernestewherman.wordpress.com/youtube-library/debates/

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