Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Faith Blog


'nuff said.
"O you who hear prayer, to you all men will come."  Psalms 65:2
Have a prayerful Sunday........even if it's just one tiny prayer!

z

14 comments:

Elmers Brother said...

James says the fervent prayer of a righteous man effects much.

Praise be to God!

sue said...

Stories like this are so amazing - but they do happen.

Anonymous said...

I believe God may do such things under some circumstances, but it bothered me that the man says he asked "God" into his heart, a generic that could be used by all kinds of nonChristians, instead of the standard Christian "Jesus Christ?"

sue said...

Anon - Don't we all implore 'God' for help, especially in dire times of need. Isn't He still the God that we are talking to - in fact, Jesus Christ. If we, in our heart, believe we are asking Jesus - who is God - to help us, then He would recognize that.

Brooke said...

We all need to pray more. Heck, it can't hurt, can it? :)

Anonymous said...

Z, this gave me chills and I have to say, tears as well. It's so powerful, what happened to this man and to that doctor.

Their lives will never be quite the same as they were before. They received a beautiful spiritual awakening.

Miracles do happen, and I think it's best not to question them, but to accept and celebrate them and thank God. Faith can move mountains, we just have to believe.

This man was not meant to die that day. There have been many life after death experiences, and I believe there is more to heaven and earth than we can comprehend as mere mortals.

Thanks Z,

Pris

Z said...

I was touched that he says he lives now wondering WHY he was given life again......
I think it's a question we all must ask ourselves each morning when we wake up...it's a great way to live, knowing we can be used.

As far as 'asking God into his heart'...what bothered me was the 'asking'.....God's there..
I always smile to myself when people say "I accepted Jesus!" It kills me to zip my lip from saying "that's big of you!"

But, yes, I think Anon's got a good point and that Sue is right, too, that it was clear these men are Christians and God the Father is the same as Christ..the Trinity's ONE, unequaled.......

sue said...

Z - I have a picture of Jesus standing at the door of a building. There is no door knob - thus he must be invited in . At our church (Methodist) that is what we were taught. He will not come in unless we ask him.

If anyone has anything else on that I would be interested.

Z said...

Sue, Lutherans teach that His presence is SUCH a privilege that it always seems a little funny for us to "Accept" him ...
I won't go too much into this here.
Also, they're not too into what WE can do for God because everything we do comes from him....no boasting, just doing His Will.

That's it....I respect most denominations, just balk at us ACCEPTING Jesus Christ, that's all. Just that term bugs me.

sue said...

Z - Of course different denominations - and different faiths - have varying theologies.

I recall a hymn we sing: 'Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.'

That's kind of an invitation. I'm sure there are others. I can't find my hymnal right now. My books are in bins until the rooms are finished - getting ready to put the house back on the market in the spring.

Z said...

In my view, "come into my heart" is a lot different than "Gee, Jesus, I think I'll ACCEPT you! Cool, huh?"

that's all. :-)

Elmers Brother said...

It comes from John chapter 1 verse 12 Z,

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.

I sometimes balk at the 'Christianeze', but it seems a fairly accurate description of John 1:12.

Elmers Brother said...

and as if in Ephesians 2:8,9 - eternal life is described as a gift, gifts must be accepted.

Z said...

Elbro, we think a little different on this.
My point is that it's a huge gift and the way I personally frequently hear this 'acceptance' is very patronizing and bothers me.
It's not WE who do ANYTHING...even altar calls...what prompted that person to go up to the altar, himself? But..'nuff said...

thanks for the verses.