There's such a nice crispness in the air this morning...
We've had a 20 degree dip in temperature in the last 48 hours and I can actually feel the change of seasons coming on.
It seems I won't be "willing" fall much longer...
This weekend is all about miracles over at Kadillac Shack... Go over and read the beautiful story of Colette Gauthier, watch her makeover video and leave a comment. You will blessed and you will bless others.
My devotional this morning had me in Luke 11:2-4...that portion of scripture where Jesus teaches us to pray.
"Father may your name be kept holy.
May your kingdom come soon.
Give us each day the food we need,
and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
And don't let us yield to temptation."
Most Christians have memorized this as the Lord's Prayer at some time in their lives and it has become almost too familiar...we just say the words without thinking about what we're saying.
As God's word can do...
It hit me fresh this morning.
It dawned on me that it had been a while since I truly asked God these things...
I couldn't recall the last time I asked to keep His name holy or for His kingdom to come soon. Jesus asked these things because He knew God intimately and new his omniscience should be revered and kept holy. He knew God's kingdom as home, so he asked that it come soon...
I don't think I've ever asked God to give me enough food for the day...it's always been there, but today I was reminded that God is the provider of my food.
Oswald Chambers says, "It is not so true that "prayer changes things" as that prayer changes me and I change things. God has so constituted things that prayer on the basis of Redemption alters the way in which a man looks at things. Prayer is not a question of altering things externally, but of working wonders in a man's disposition."
Prayer changes how I look at things...
This is so true.
When I pray I look at the obstacles in my life as being under the watchful supervision of God. I remember that He is faithful to provide whatever it is I need. I remember home is in His kingdom and I remember Him as the Creator, capable of anything. If He is for me than who can stand against me?
Prayer changes relationship with God...It provides an intimacy that is only earned through conversation.
What have you neglected to ask God for lately? What have you taken for granted that God has continually provided?
Tell Him today...Not because he doesn't know but because you need to say it.
Have a blessed weekend,