Hi folks! Some of you may have wondered where I’ve been for the last few days. I have been spending some sweet time with God over the last few days. I’ve been doing a Bible study and some wood working. The Bible study teaches me so much and the wood working allows me to empty my mind of the things of this world and just rest in Gods goodness and spend some sweet time talking to the Father about stuff. If you’re like me, we all have stuff to talk about. It’s fun times.
Anyway, lets finish up with Part three of the Student Life’s Prayer devotional. It’s exciting stuff you don’t want to miss. I hoped you have enjoyed this mini series from them.
“In Luke 11:5-8, Jesus uses this illustration to show the disciples the father’s love and care for us. In verse 6 the text says, “I have nothing set before him”. In those days it was unthinkable for a host of a home to have nothing for their guests upon their arrival. “Do not bother me….my children are in bed” in verse 7, shows the man’s frustration and aggravation of not wanting to help his neighbor and wake up everyone that is sleeping in the house. This poor attitude against the needed help is the opposite of God’s desire to help His children. (v5-8).”
“Being a Christ-follower, how much more should we help our neighbor than the social norm? Our God is more gracious and caring than anyone here on earth. What can we do to be more like Christ?”
“Jesus in verse 9, uses three action words that encourage prayer to be a continual habit of life; ask, seek and knock. This does not mean that whatever you ask for, you will get. We must remember that God is wiser and has better plans for our lives than we could ever hope or dream. The best and most important gift we could ever receive is the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. (v-13)” Amen to that!
“Know that your heavenly Father is listening. Take time now to ask God that His will be done in your life.”
Father, thank you today for a wonderful message on caring for others through prayer, through reminding us to take the time to care for others. In caring for others, its important that we also care about their faith, their foundation in you. Show us Lord those who are lost, those who are being blinded by the evil desires of this world so they too can come to know the saving power of Jesus Christ who represents grace, your mercy and your love. Father we pray they too would come into relationship with you today! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
In His Service