Prayer

Matthew 7:7-87” Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

So, I have a really funny story about when I was a little girl.  I loved babies.  Therefore, I played with dolls a lot.  I took them for walks. I fed them. I changed them. I did everything a mom would do for her baby. I knew Jesus my whole life. I was only about 4 or 5 years old when I prayed one night for God to give me a child.  I told God, “Just put the baby at the bottom of my bed.  I promise I will take care of her.”  Well, God did not give me what I wanted as a small child, but I do have four beautiful children.  I remember feeling disappointed at the time; however, now that I am older, I realize that God knew my heart, but also knew what was best for me!

We want to think we know what is best for ourselves.  But, I believe that God has the inside scoop and knows things we don’t know.  Sometimes it feels like God isn’t answering our prayers; however, God loves us so much and wants the best for us.  Search for the power of God in you and through you.  Find the love of Christ.  And, God will open the door to a life you never dreamed possible.

“The results of our prayers are only dependent upon giving our heavenly Father access to our needs, and imploring him to exercise his power to help us.” (The 7 Habits of Jesus, by Robert Schmalzle, p.130.)

About pastorterrihttps://pastorterri.wordpress.comI serve as the pastor at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Augusta, GA.

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