Gerry & Julie Gutierrez' Update


“A Full Stomach Is An Empty Head.”


April 5, 2014

A Needy, Hungry Man Thinks Better
We all work better under pressure.

Psalm 42: 1 to 3
1 As the deer pants for streams of water,

    so my soul pants for you, my God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

    When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
    day and night,

    while people say to me all day long,

    “Where is your God?” 

What were the needs of Jesus?
What did Jesus pray when he was alone?
What were the fears of Jesus, if any?
What did Jesus seek, knock and ask?

We know that He came to seek and to save that which was lost.
We know that He seeks worshippers in spirit and truth.
We know that He knocks on the door of our hearts.
We know that He asks and call us to follow Him.

But does Jesus really need anything or anyone? The perfection, holiness, completeness, and power of Jesus excludes Him from among the needy of the world. Then why is Jesus seeking, knocking and asking as in need? Could it be that our understanding of prayer is incomplete?

Indeed prayer cannot be understood on its own.
Prayer apart from the love of God will never be truly grasp.
The essence of prayer and love is not around the need.
Love and prayer makes out of the lover and prayer a beggar.
The one who loves and prays seeks the good of another.

Prayer is a want.
Prayer is a will.
Prayer is a desire.
Prayer is a longing.

The prayer of God, or the love of God, or the will of God or the desire of God, or the longings of God before the beginning of the world was to create a kingdom not because he needed it, but because He wanted to share His love with His creatures.

So we are created by God and for God - “to be loved.”
In the same way I had my children - “to love them”.
Prayer without love is just a beggar seeking to survive a day.
Prayer today is not to live another day to beg again the next day.

One who prays without love is one who lives without life.
Life is a person and that is Jesus, the love of God in the flesh.
Jesus said to living people, “You have no life in you.”
We are to pray in Jesus’ name and according to His will.

Prayer is the provision of God to agree with God in order to come into alignment with God’s will, and together with him to desire:

“The day of the Lord”
“A day without end”
“A day without needs”
“A day without the Sun”
“A day in God and with God”
“A day of the will of God”
“A day of the wants of God”
“A day of the longings of God”
“A day of the prayer of God”
“A day of the love of God”
“A day of the answers of God”
“A day of love without end”
“A day of enjoying God”
“A day of glorifying God for ever”

Amen and Amen and Amen!

Gerry Gutierrez

First Thought Series: April 5, 2014 Georgia. For Radio Amauta Peru