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All of us have at one time forgotten something or made a mental error. Why do we remember what we remember and forget what we forget? It is easily understood once we recognize how the brain works. Every thought we process leaves a path or imprint in our mind. The more vivid or frequent the thought, the more permanent the path. This has some real implications when it comes to sin and our thought life. 2Cor 10:3-5; Prov 4:20-27
Prayer has always been an integral part of life for the people of God... While prayer will always involve some mystery (or else we have fashioned an idol) it is worthy of our study, investigation, and most certainly the application of it to our. Unfortunately some people often say "I'm too busy to pray" or "I intended to spend more time in prayer today but then ______ happened" or something similar to those. I should know - I have thought them myself... Yet for a Christian, prayer is to be a way of life. And since this is true there is a better question to ask than "How does prayer work?" What is it? The answer is found in the sermon.
I wish I would have looked at Malachi 3:10 (more closely) earlier in life... I know The Church needs to look at it (again)...
God is Eternal (e.g., Revelation 4:8b) and has made everything (e.g., Revelation 4:11). Therefore God owns everything - including time. Since He owns everything, nothing we have is really ours (it is His) - we are stewards. A steward is one entrusted with the resources of another. Our culture has a variety of ways in which it assaults our stewardship. Two big areas which are often a struggle for Christians are Time & Money. How can we be good stewards of both? Why should we be good stewards of both?
1) Saying "No" To God 2) Breaking The Habit Of Disobedience 3) Learning Jesus' Habit of Saying "Yes"