97. The Nothing Prayer — Invincible!
Today’s reading: “The Ministry of Healing” pp. 181, 182.
- Nothing, nothingness
Today is another high day. Get your highlighters out.
Yesterday we learned that,
Nothing less than perfect obedience can meet the standard of God’s requirement.
Today, in a very practical reading, we learn how Christ overcame, how He gave “perfect obedience”. Here are the steps,
- Don’t look at circumstances, our weakness, or temptation’s power
- Claim the exceeding great and precious promises of the Bible
- Ask for prayer and encouragement
- Pray, especially when you don’t feel like it, when you are ashamed.
- Confess your sins and He will forgive and cleanse, 1 John 1:9
- Pray the “Nothing Prayer”
The Nothing Prayer
This is the most, most powerful prayer, it makes you invincible (unable to be defeated or overcome). There is nothing in the universe more invincible than the soul who,
- Feels its nothingness
- Relies wholly on Christ’s merits (whole is the opposite of nothing)
- Prays, even though they feel they cannot
- Searches the Word for promises
- Believes that Jesus is present with them.
Feelings vs. Reality
These two pages show us reality. Everything else is feeling.
- We feel helpless and weak. Reality: we are invincible i.e. we win every single time.
- We feel we cannot pray. Reality: that is the time to pray.
- We feel alone. Reality: we are in contact with the living Christ
- We feel ashamed. Reality: Christ will never let us go. He will forgive and cleanse us.
- We feel like the greatest, most fickle sinner. Reality: Christ wants you closest to His throne.
Read those promises. Those promises are ours. Claim them.
The Lord is disappointed when His people place a low estimate upon themselves. He desires His chosen heritage to value themselves according to the price He has placed upon them. God wanted them, else He would not have sent His Son on such an expensive errand to redeem them. He has a use for them, and He is well pleased when they make the very highest demands upon Him, that they may glorify His name. They may expect large things if they have faith in His promises. Desire of Ages p. 668.