As A Little Child….

Yesterday I heard a lady tell a story about her four year old daughter. This child loved to pray to and about everything.  She prayed to and about her dolls, family members and her small dog.  One day the mother wasn’t feeling well and her little girl was there playing so she asked her to pray for her.  The little girl agreed and soon, the lady was feeling much better and asked her daughter what did she pray.  She just smiled and said, “I didn’t talk, Mama, I just listened!”  What wisdom!  So often, we want to do all the talking while true prayer is listening.

Proverbs 16:3 reads “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”  This can only be done by listening.  An old translation of the word “obey” is to “hear completely”.

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Putting God First

Beginning my day, the temptation to outline my busy day ahead comes to mind. The over-stimulating world can often zap my energy when I have not first communed with God.  Then, I read from Luke 12:22-25, “Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear….Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.  And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?’ ”

Proverbs 16:3 states, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Have a blessed day!

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