Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Chaplains Corner


The Chaplains Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.


Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

Sometimes I get in trouble for being - short and to the point. But sometimes people like that, especially when I’m preaching a sermon. I like the word ‘concise’. It means “expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope”. When I ask my Assistant Chaplains to do reports I tell them to be concise.

There are a lot of Bible verses that are concise. Most everyone knows that the shortest verse in the Bible is
“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)
But, do you know the second shortest verse in the Bible? It’s one that certainly fits the definition for concise. First Thessalonians 5:17 says,
“Pray continually.”
That’s a good reminder for us today; ‘Pray all the time.’ If you’re too busy to pray – then you’re too busy!

Someone has said ‘A day without prayer is a day without blessing; and a life without prayer is a life without power.’ Prayer is our connection to God. Prayer helps keep our spiritual battery charged. Prayer helps us focus on the eternal.

May I ask – how much time do you spend in prayer? Now you don’t have to be on your knees; but you have to be consciously connected to the Lord. Are you there?

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