Throwback Thursday: Amen!

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Thought I would do a throwback Thursday.  I wrote this post over a year ago on my old blog and I thought I would revive it.   It might be an elementary concept of faith, but how many people really believe what they are saying when they say it.

{Written August 13, 2012}

I went to church yesterday morning.  That not might seem like a very big deal but, it’s been a few years since I have gone.  Not because I hate going, just because I haven’t been putting God & Jesus first and finding the time to go.  My life is pretty busy and I can get a little sidetracked if I let myself.

I would have never thought about a service like this one. The pastor started talking about the fact that he was finishing up a series on the Lord’s Prayer.  Ok, I thought…I can always use some understanding on why we say what we say when we pray the Lord’s Prayer.  Well, since this was the last service in the series it was all about the finish.  The “Amen.”

I was taken aback for a second.  Why do we need a service strictly about “Amen?”  Then, when he started talking about it, first during the children’s part of service, something clicked.  He asked the children “what does Amen mean?”  Ok, having said this word all my life, I had to stop and think.  What DOES Amen mean?  One of the little kids answered, “it means Thank you.”  He replied with ” that’s part of it.”

So at this point I was seriously thinking about the meaning of Amen.  What did it mean?  How many of us really, truly, know what Amen means.  Isn’t it just the way to finish up when we are talking to God?  Isn’t it just a standard finish that we have been taught to say?

When he said what it meant it was like a light bulb went off.  Ok, so right about now you are probably thinking….”How could she NOT know what Amen means?”  Well, I have never thought about the meaning until he started talking about it and until I heard it.  Our pastor said that Amen means “It shall be done.”  Everything made sense at that point.  The importance of Amen finally clicked.

When we are saying Amen we are saying that we put our faith in God to answer our prayers.  To me, this is probably the most important part of a prayer.  We can pray all we want but, do we really have faith that God will answer them?

It was a very simple meaning but, VERY important at the same time. 

So, do you say Amen and just say it to be saying it or do you truly believe in the meaning and that God will answer your prayers?  I know that I have been thinking about that since yesterday and I have to say that at first I was just saying it to be saying it.  It’s part of a prayer, right?  Now, I say it because I TRULY have faith that when I pray, God will hear me and answer my prayer.  Maybe not in the time frame I want, but IT SHALL BE DONE!

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I Lead Bible Studies

Yes, you read the title right.  I lead a bible study group through the organization Good Morning Girls  (which I think I have mentioned) and I want to extend an invitation, to you, to join me.  I would love to have you.

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We are currently finishing up our study through the book of Luke, but in a couple of weeks we will be starting our Thanksgiving study.   Care to join us?  Everything is free for the studies.  The reading plan, study guide, and even the videos that are posted weekly.  All you need is a Facebook group or, if you want, you can study and post your thoughts about the study in the comment sections of my blog posts.

Please, think about joining us during this time.  I know it can be a busy time of year, but this is the time we need to make God a priority.  We NEED to spend time in His word during this season, otherwise we can become overwhelmed very quickly.

So please think about joining me during this time and taking the time to show God gratitude.

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 69:30
God Bless,
Bethany