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Singing And Praying

Encouraging Prayer / James Banks
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June 25, 2022 12:00 pm

Singing And Praying

Encouraging Prayer / James Banks

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June 25, 2022 12:00 pm

James Banks and Robby discuss praising God through singing and songs.


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This is such a practical topic, but really we don't often do the same thing at same time doing the really important that we take a look at that today because it's helpful to think about what our hearts are like when were talking to God. Sometimes you start to sing something and got gonna stop this with the spirit saying really mean that exactly right church.

The speaker lies and while thing that may be a bit of a punch in the gut. True find yourself saying things sing to God, being honest, we might not naturally say that and that's a challenge because we need to deal with him and everything and not careful we can find ourselves thinking something like I give my life to you and then go out and leave God's present worship. Not mindful that were actually still in his presence. And you know not mindful of what we just so let's talk about that and let's say you're right in the middle of worship song and one of those lines comes up and realize oh not sure I can sing that what what do you agree? I think there are a couple of ways to just not things that are and pray what we do something like Lord help me to do this or another approach might be to sing it while you're singing at the pray Lord I want to be this way, but I'm not there yet. And I'm sorry. Please help me to you whatever it is to want to give you everything you want to be all yours know what what whatever it is like that approach because it's kind of like you know I believe Lord help my am I know that's what I am supposed to be and I know that's what I'm trying Lord help me because you know you clearly know you're not measuring up to what it is you're singing while you're singing and that it brings up another question that honestly I mean lower singing, are we actually bring you know were supposed to be worship and were singing to God and this is just being on you talk about not compartmentalizing their lives with the same way we are church that we are the world and not compartmentalizing our lives really starts with the word habit of thinking things without really thinking about saying I think it can lead to our sounding insincere and we don't want our faith to be a shuttle to see this.

I remember we had a mutual friend. He told you once, James.

You know you sound much holier than you really are no but it was also a bit of a lack of you know when you talk sometimes you know it just is hard to know you know you seem to get lead in the place that you didn't expect to be there but now that you're here that you know you really want to mean what you say yeah when the holy of holies felt tight around rope was tied around his ankles died of God because of his own salmon because the sacrifice is inadequate, then they could drag it out of there but interestingly that's not in Scripture, not who our heavenly father is all of our prayers perfect because we are you and I both love the first morning and evening and listen to what he wrote about this the evening of October 27 the black fingers of sin leave stains on the most beautiful roads in Mars are repentance even before the great potters in this dishonest wheel selfishness defiles our tears and unbelief campers with our faith.

The best thing we ever get apart from the merit of Jesus only swelled the number of our sins.

In those times purist in our own site not during God's sight if he charged his angels with folly.

How much must he charge us even in our most angelic frame of mind are songs that rise to heaven seek to emulate the Angels music have human discord in the prayers that move the arm of God are still bruised and battered effective only because the sinless one, the great mediator has stepped in to take away the request by itself golden say the highest degree of sanctification. Christian ever attained on earth still have so much impurity in so as to be worthy of the flame.

Every time we look in the mirror we see you sooner and need to confess like an unclean thing in all our righteousnesses are like, oh, how precious is the blood of Christ, a heart like ours help priceless gift is his perfect righteousness help write the of his perfect holiness, which I present, you know, you think about who saying like if this is what Spurgeon said what is not good. I know I know about this we can come to Jesus and trust the beloved with us will help us work it all out and bring us where we were always meant to be at home in his presence. Get name into that absolutely absolutely glad about this because we need to living in touch with God living genuinely before him. It really is and the more were real with God you know about this.

The more progress will make because like someone 38 says he cares for the humble.

But he keeps his distance from the proud yeah think about it. All of this really makes sense when it comes to worship. Worship God not about singing songs like getting caught up in the music. It's a matter of getting caught up in him drawing closer to him and the closer we are to him, the more blessed will be. Thanks, Rob. Yeah let's pray God will help us to do this to sing it. Please hear more from Pastor James by visiting the website.

James bank, or by visiting these church in Durham, North Carolina.

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