ALL THAT AND MORE?
It was the first Sunday for the new pastor in the little country church. His sermon was short, but his prayer was rather lengthy. After the service was over, two members got together to share their opinions of the new pastor.
“That preacher sure can pray,” said one.
“Yes, he can,” agreed the other. “He prayed for things that the last preacher didn’t even know anything about.”
Prayer involves responsibility and accountability. As God’s children, we are responsible to go to our heavenly Father in prayer and ask for what we need. As for God our heavenly Father, He is accountable to answer our prayers because we are His children. It is important, however, that we understand the child/heavenly Father relationship. Because we are God’s children, we are to go to Him any time and every time we have a need. We are to ask for anything and everything, whenever we have a need and wherever we happen to be, as long as the request is in agreement with His will and for our spiritual growth and wellbeing. All of life comes from God and all of our life is given to us to honor God. So, if what we ask will honor and glorify Him – the needs that we have that are in agreement with His Word, His will, and His way – we know He will grant.
Remember this: If it concerns us, it concerned Him first, and He will do whatever it takes on His part to honor His promises if we are faithful to Him in all our ways.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to rely completely upon You for everything we need, trusting in You always. May our heart’s desires agree with what honors You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come. Jeremiah 33:3