I ASKED THE LORD TO GIVE ME A WORD THAT MIGHT HELP EACH OF US DURING THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON.
I KEPT THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT DANIEl, MY PASTOR, SAID SEVERAL YEARS AGO. HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE BIRTH OF JESUS AND THE WISE MEN COMING TO SEE THE YOUNG CHILD (NOT A BABY BY THEN) AND HE MENTIONED MATTHEW 2:2
Do you know what the term” get into the short rows” means? It came from people who toiled in gardens that knew they were almost finished working when they got into the short rows in the fields. Well ladies, we are in the short rows to Christmas now! Only six more days of gifts for the Savior and we will come to His birthday!
I am so excited how God is using me to bless others and Him by these wonderful gifts that He has allowed me to give to my family, friends, neighbors and strangers
We finally come to the most widely form of prayer that we are familiar with. It is simply asking God to grant us our desires. We don’t usually have a problem asking God for anything and that’s what we should do….ask Him because He is ultimately the only one who can give us what we need or want.
Our prayer life is built on promises……God’s promises to us and our promises to Him. He shows us all through His Word that He is a promise keeper. Galatians 3:14
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
We are now heading toward December 25th at warp speed. I hope that you have been busy giving gifts to the Savior already. I am into planning the week from December 6th to December 12th. We don’t have much time left but there are still so many gifts that we can give Him.
When our prayer life is good with God, we have a peace that passes all understanding. That’s not to say that everything is wonderful, but there is a sweet peace that comes over us that only can come from God regardless of our circumstances.
What priority is your prayer life in your average day? Give yourself an honest answer if the highest priority was 1 and the lowest was 10. Did you give yourself a number? Good, we are ready to start.
Now that we know that prayer is a personal conversation between us and the Lord, I want to remind you that prayer is also Praise. Praise to our heavenly Father for who He is.
Prayer is a conversation between you and God. It is from your heart to His heart and in order for it to qualify as communication, it must have all the components of the communication cycle.
Do you ever have a spiritual “Pity Party” and think that you are the only one who is doing anything worthwhile for the Lord? Elijah had a good party in I Kings 19:10:
10. And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.