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PRAYER
Are We Living Our Faith?
Rosalie Naglich
31-Jul-2007
Acts 10:3-4amp. About the ninth hour (about 3:00 p.m.) of the day he saw
clearly in a vision an angel of God entering and saying to him, Cornelius. And
he, gazing intently at him, your prayers and your [generous] gifts to the poor
have come up [as a sacrifice] to God and have been remembered by Him.


Living in Caesarea there was Cornelius, a man who lived his faith and whose prayers and gifts were remembered by God.

Are you living what you believe or just confessing, repeating phrases, and not becoming a doer of your faith? Cornelius was a man who honored God by obedience put into action.

When you read the newspapers, watch the news or hear of trouble and persecution of Christians in this world, does it move you to pity them or have compassion to help and pray for them.? What we profess will be revealed by what we do knowing the Word of God.

As you read Christian Monitor does it stir you to pray and encourage those who carry the gospel of hope to the world? Are you concerned enough to support those who preach the gospel? Cornelius demonstrated his faith by prayer. We seem to be living in a ‘me generation’. Demonstrating our faith is helping to meet the needs of others. We don’t hear much about self-sacrificing or self denial so that we can give to others.

Cornelius was a man who not only professed his faith in Jesus Christ, but expanded his vision beyond his own need to the needs of others. He cared for God’s people by demonstration of gifts to the poor and his prayers. Jesus considered both as a sacrifice to God and they were remembered by Him. What will God remember about you?
Our prayer...
Father,
Search my heart of any selfishness and let me see as You see and give as You would give. I pray for those being persecuted around the world that You would not only strengthen them spiritually, but speak to those who are willing to give of their substance to meet their needs. Show me, Father, the areas of my life to sacrifice so my prayers and gifts will be remembered by you.