Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Prayer

We are blessed to have God's Word aren't we? It is my lifeline to the next life! Many times I think of God's Word as a hints to God's secrets. Or like kids and those cheat books to games that they play on computers; books that give out the secrets places/actions of the ways to win a computer game. God's Word reveals secrets, to those willing to search for them, of how to be like King David, a man or woman "after God's own heart" and the One Way that can be found directly to God the Father and Eternity.

It is amazes me how such small needs can arise that will distract me from taking the time to study it. Or troubles that will steal the time I would take to gain comfort from it. There is nothing more important in my day as making sure my connection to Christ remains solid - for from it flows the ability to love one another; know right from wrong; search my heart to even know when I am wrong; remain strong in the face of trouble; be filled with the Holy Spirit.

One can become fretful with the coming election and with the fears of the unknown. I know this feeling. I was online listening and reading so many disturbing things of this political campaign. I feel troubled for our Governor and her family and many times have found myself praying for their emotional well-being through all of this.

Here is a prayer from Philippians - Paul wrote. I wrote the prayer on the back of a note from Kris to me. He wrote it when he was a little guy and I love it. Each time I open my Bible to where I am reading, there it is and I pray for him and all my children this prayer. Today I put Sarah's name in the blank space. You can put your family, husband, wife, Mom, or those running for office in the blank space.

"I pray that ________ love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that _____________ may approve the things that are excellent, that __________ may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God." Philippians 1:9-11.

Amen!

6 comments:

e-Mom said...

"God's Word reveals secrets, to those willing to search for them..." So true, Connie Marie.

Like food for our body, the Word is food for our soul. We must "eat" of it every day, to cleanse us from the lies that deceive us.

Excellent post!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

We have to keep our Spirits strong and we can only do that by reading God's Words daily and oftener if necessary. Those words will make us strong and be in our minds to pull out whenever we are tempted by the evil one.

I love that prayer.

I pray for Gov. Sarah Palin and her family all the time. I have come to really respect her and I feel so bad that people have treated her so badly. I know that it is not really her it is the things of the Lord that people see in her, those that don't love God nor know Him.

I pray for you too, Connie Marie and I sure hope you feel those prayers. connie from Texas

Constance said...

So many times I personalize prayers that same way! It becomes more relevant to ME when I do that!

I am early voting today!

Connie

Faith said...

Loved this post Connie Marie....food for our souls indeed!

I left you a comment regarding the one you left me...come check it out.

Farrah said...

Excellent post! I can't stand how they have gone after Palin. But we can keep praying, reading His Word, rest in Jesus, and know that He will take care of us whatever happens. Oh yes, and vote values to stem the tide of immorality trying to destroy this country!

mrsjojo said...

I can only imagine and actually know that prayers are making a difference for the Palin family. May God protect each one and bring them through this making them stronger in their faith.
I voted early!!