Giving Thanks For All Things - Part 2
July 18 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers
Ephesians 5:20 says, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Have you ever felt like not praying when you woke up in the morning? Maybe you didn’t sleep well and you just couldn’t get your motor running? You say to yourself, “If I were to pray it would just be a charade. I just don’t feel like praying.”
Have you ever felt like not praying because you didn’t feel well? Then, you go to the medicine cabinet to take some medicine and after a while you start feeling better. You start to pray and discover glorious fellowship with God.
Were you on praying ground more after you took that medicine than before? Do you think God was in those two tablets? Would God have heard your prayer even if you didn’t feel well when you prayed? Of course He would – unless you came with your own emotions. Friend, prayer is not answered because of how you feel. Prayer is answered because you have prayed in Jesus’ name.
You cannot come to prayer with the brass of your emotions. You must come with the worth of Jesus’ name. And when you pray in the name of Jesus, you are praying that the Father would be glorified.