Sunday, October 21, 2012
The most powerful position in the world
He he he he.....Can you tell she knows me?
How often do we forget that most powerful word or powerful position that we ALL can have? We think all we can do is pray. What do you mean- all you can do is pray? THAT IS ALL you can do! Listen carefully to what God is saying James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."
Look at that scripture! It says if you lack wisdom. Yes I lack wisdom as a parent and that is why I need to pray. I lack wisdom as a wife that is why I need to pray. God wants to give to us not just something to ponder, but generous amounts of wisdom. AND it says without finding fault. Grace is amazing isn't it. I don't have to worry that God will turn around and say well Dawn you just aren't good enough so no wisdom for you today. Instead God says I will give you wisdom in generous amounts and I won't use your faults to rub anything in your face. That I find completely amazing and unconditional love.
My "stock" answer is a lot of prayer. But in all sincerity it is the absolute truth! I am so imperfect I am surprised my children don't show even more of my horrible qualities. How that happens- not sure. This I do know- God and I are really close. As in I do not intend to live a day, an hour, or a minute without HIM.
The thing is that this doesn't just serve as a "Lord I am having a bad hair day call". This is an every day thing.
-When things are all going my way and there is sunshine and rainbows- PRAY!
-When I can not see past this moment while my child is screaming in my face- PRAY!
-When I do not want to get out of bed- PRAY!
-When God has just won a major victory in my heart- PRAY!
-When I want to show my thankfulness for everything I have been given- PRAY!
-When we are celebrating the steps in life that our children have reached- PRAY!
-When we aren't sure where to turn and our hearts are shattered-PRAY!
-When it seems that the whole world is laughing at our expense-PRAY!
-When you don't know who to vote for-PRAY!
-When you are trying to work out difficulties with your spouse, your children, or a good friend- PRAY!
I know this. It try to remember this- daily. I also know that I need a reminder sometimes. Ok let's be honest, all the time. Pray!
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