philosopher Dallas Willard argues that Jesus is far more than a beloved but
remote savior. The author speaks out compellingly for the relevance of God to
every aspect of our daily existence.
Kingdom praying and its efficacy is entirely a matter of the innermost
heart's being totally open and honest before God. It is a matter of what we
are saying with our whole being, moving with resolute intent and clarity of
mind into the flow of God's action. In apprenticeship to Jesus, this is one
of the most important things we learn how to do. He teaches us how to be in
prayer what we are in life and how to be in life what we are in prayer.
- Dallas Willard, in THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY: REDISCOVERING OUR HIDDEN LIFE IN
GOD, HarperSanFrancisco, 1998, Chapter 6, "Investing in the Heavens: Escaping
the Deceptions of Reputation and Wealth," p. 195.
Have a great week,
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina