1Thesselonians 5:17-18 Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Here are some points I would like us to consider today:
When we rise in the morning, do we thank the Lord for the day and our many blessings before we start a routine? How about pausing at breakfast, expressing gratitude for the meal, be it a mountain of food or a pop pastry and soft drink?
Do we end a conversation “In Jesus’ Name”, or take for granted that it IS through His Blood and Name, we have been given privileged access to the Throne of God? Have we say the Name of Christ our Lord by habit, or actually consider the cost to Heaven, giving us the right to approach The Most High God? If we acknowledged this each time we spoke the Beautiful Name above all names, Jesus, our attitude, our tone, our hearts certainly would be humbled and honored.
Are we seeking the Lord and speaking up when there are issues in our lives or of our friends, upheaval in the world that we see no resolve without God’s Divine Intervention?
Where are those very voices when things are going well? Are sounds and songs of praise and glory, recognizing the Lord for His greatness in bringing about a joyful situation, filling the air, reaching the ears of The Great Jehovah?
Far too often, our cries for help, forgiveness, mercy or grace are much louder than our shouts of triumph and thanksgiving to our Wonderful and Faithful Father.
Sometimes I talk to my family members or friends on the phone for a long time, then after hanging up, remember something I really wanted to tell them. Do I call them back and possibly get into another long conversation? Do I send a LONG text, without the voice inflexion or instant response?
With the Lord, I have the freedom to go to Him all day and night, all year, any day for the rest of my life! This reality is not only comforting, but exciting. Our Best Friend, our Savior, our King, is available for us any time, anywhere. The truth of this is so fantastic, it is hard to comprehend. Let our appreciation flow from our hearts, let’s acknowledge and celebrate our God!
Think about it, if not for Almighty God hearing our prayers, what refuge would we have?
Stay in prayer, stay in peace. Leave the chaos of this world to the world it belongs. Our Lord has overcome the world. Jesus reigns!
Thank You for another day
We give You praise for the life You’ve given us
Please forgive our sins against You, ourselves and others
Please show us how to use what we have to bless You
You are awesome, Lord
What a comfort to be called Children of the Most High
Please let our words and actions reflect Christ
You have given us eyes to see
Ears to hear and
A heart to recognize the Truth
Praise You, Holy and Almighty King!
You be all glory
In the Name of Jesus
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