Are They All Healed When You Pray?

Written by A K Whitehead

Are They All Healed When You Pray?

Everyone inrepparttar healing ministry experiences failure when praying with others for healing. "Failure" in this connection is simply not seeingrepparttar 126943 healing happen that you prayed for. "Failure" in prayer is never absolute because God always recognises our genuine efforts.

But we can reducerepparttar 126944 percentage of failures by giving attention torepparttar 126945 possible causes. This article briefly discusses some ofrepparttar 126946 causes and suggests some solutions.

1. Faith The disciples once asked Jesus to increase their faith (Luke 17. 5). His reply may seem somewhat obtuse. He certainly did not respond to them as they expected, telling them what they could do if they had evenrepparttar 126947 tiniest amount of faith.

Is there a lesson for us here? Most certainly! It is, perhaps, twofold. Firstly, we use what faith we have got atrepparttar 126948 time. An obvious implication since Jesus did not do what they asked. Secondly, we need to improverepparttar 126949 quality ofrepparttar 126950 faith we have. Another clear, perhaps even clearer implication of Jesus' response.

How? Not easy to give a short answer. But look atrepparttar 126951 life of someone like Smith Wigglesworth. (Never heard of him? You really do need to get down to your nearest Christian book shop!). Readingrepparttar 126952 biographies about create considerable enthusiasm in oneself - at first. Then you might begin to get frustrated afterrepparttar 126953 first four or five. Why? Because none ofrepparttar 126954 writers (can?) tell you how he came to have such great faith. He certainly did not start with it!

In conversation recently a lady pointed torepparttar 126955 real reason: "I felt disgusted with myself," she said, "because ofrepparttar 126956 great love he had forrepparttar 126957 Lord". That isrepparttar 126958 ultimate key.

2. Time We do not, however, love God in isolation from his people. In his first letter, at 4. 20 John tells us that a person is a liar who says he loves God while hating his brother. Indeed, he says that anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot claim to love God, whom he has never seen.

We need to love those we pray with enough to spend whatever amount of time is necessary to get torepparttar 126959 root of their problem and so pray effectively for them. Failure here is an important cause of nonhealing.Yet Jesus has commanded us that: anyone who loves God must also love his brother.

3. Unfocussed Prayer In fact, this follows fromrepparttar 126960 last point. We need to spend time making an adequate assessment of what is wrong withrepparttar 126961 person only so that we can pray specifically into that situation. This is something my wife and I lay considerable stress on in our book "The Keys To Praying For Healing". Is importance cannot be overlooked.

How Do You Write Poetry?

Written by A K Whitehead

How Do You Write Poetry? by A K Whitehead

The very short answer is: don't write at all unless you have to. The short answer is: in numerous different ways. A somewhat longer answer is: findrepparttar way that best suits you - that comes only from experience.

But, one might reasonably ask, what different methods are there which can be tried in order to get started? Well...

Don't Wait For Inspiration But don't take that as an absolute which suggests that one should not be inspired at all. Of course, we all want inspiration. Yet if we wait to be inspired forrepparttar 126942 whole poem, most of us will have takenrepparttar 126943 very short answer given above and we shall write very little and very infrequently.

You probably knowrepparttar 126944 old adage about any form of art being ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration. It's mostly like that with poetry. The very short answer above is saying: write only when you feel moved to write and have something urgent to communicate. But don't expectrepparttar 126945 inspiration to carry you throughrepparttar 126946 whole poem. On some occasions it will but, at least in my experience, that will not happen all that often.

Inspiration can come in various ways. At one end it can come as a complete poem; atrepparttar 126947 other, it comes simply as an idea, a concept or a way of looking at something. Thenrepparttar 126948 poem has to be built around that in some way.

How To Build A Poem This is getting torepparttar 126949 nitty gritty ofrepparttar 126950 question. The answer to How do I build or write a poem depends to some extent on what you are starting with. Suppose you have just had an idea, a concept, a way of looking at something. One might, for example, have a sudden flash of inspiration that a person's life could be summarised byrepparttar 126951 array of cups they have inrepparttar 126952 kitchen. Okay, how might one approachrepparttar 126953 development of that?

First is to have some idea ofrepparttar 126954 probable length ofrepparttar 126955 poem. The cups/life idea might be interesting but it's not going to stretch torepparttar 126956 length of The Rhyme ofrepparttar 126957 Ancient Mariner. It's going to be quite a short poem. In fact, with an idea of this kind short becomes very important. Trying to stretch it out will probably result in loosing any potential for impact.

So one is thinking of a few lines, and probably quite short ones. Next isrepparttar 126958 syllabic orrepparttar 126959 rhythmic structure ofrepparttar 126960 lines. A great deal can be said about these aspects and so we can say very little in this short article. The wayrepparttar 126961 lines are constructed should be contributing torepparttar 126962 overall impact or impression made byrepparttar 126963 poem. Lines may haverepparttar 126964 same number of syllables, or some lines may be long and other short. Verses, like lines may be all ofrepparttar 126965 same or of differing lengths. These aspects may be part of a deliberate overall scheme, or they may be due torepparttar 126966 way you feelrepparttar 126967 poem should evolve. Experience will usually contribute torepparttar 126968 development of these kinds of instincts.

The poem may also be one without thyme, or with rhyme atrepparttar 126969 end of each line, or with rhyming lines alternating or rhyming every third line and so forth. Alternatively,repparttar 126970 lines may have internal rhyming in that two words rhyme withinrepparttar 126971 same line.

Considerrepparttar 126972 following poem as an example.

CUPS Used to buyrepparttar 126973 cups in tied sets,
batched identical or matching.
But that's a now flawed memory
and for a long time we rhymed them
into pairs, merging his and hers,
protocol of shape and colour.
Now I buy only one-by-one,
each detached and unmatchable,
self-chosen oddments on a shelf.

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