A message from Lance Hurley:
We have a hose at our house that has a tendency to kink. We turn the water on and then pull the hose toward the plants needing water only to see the water reduced to a trickle. When the water dries up, I know exactly what has taken place: a kink has shut things off. Kinks stifle the water, they reduce the flow, they hamper what could be by shutting things down.
I thought about this as I prepared the message for Sunday. Here is what Jesus said, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." (Matthew 7: 7-8) These words of Jesus are talking about prayer.
I believe that God wants to flow blessing, guidance and strength into the lives of his children. Too often, we encounter kinks that reduce the flow of what God wants to do in and through us. This week, we will examine what Jesus teaches us about the vital practice of prayer.
I'm looking forward to seeing you as we look into one of my favorite topics and work on unkinking the hose.
See you on Sunday.