Seeking Power by Prayer
September 18, 2022 by revbruce
". . . we must earnestly, sacrificially, and prayerfully strive to be empowered with that same power that came upon them." - A.W. Tozer, Life in the Spirit
Earnest, Sacrificial, and Always Prayerful
Tozer spoke of the need for constant prayer from the teachers and members of the “redeemed Body of which Christ is the Head” in an earlier passage. He was adamant about such prayer in practice in order for “any church to be a church of Christ.” He said that such a pursuit in practice must be earnest, sacrificial, and constant with prayer.
In layman’s terms, earnest means sincere and intense conviction. According to the Bible, for one to be considered earnest means to be ardent in pursuit of an object or goal. In other words, to be earnest is to be zealous.
“And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up” (John 217,…