Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I am stopping mid-stream; mid-stream of household privileges to pen our lesson for today. I think the bathroom is one of my favorite places in the house. Seriously. Not necessarily for cleaning; and yet do we realize what a privilege and a blessing it is if we are able to clean our own bathrooms? But as I said that’s not the prompting for this lesson. Just a bit ago as I was on my knees cleaning the floor I heard coming from the bedroom television a verse of Scripture as read by a Christian TV preacher. The HOLY SPIRIT so sweetly spoke and I just had to stop and come to the screen to meet with you.
Here’s the Scripture.
Philippians 4: (New American Standard Bible) 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Let your requests be made known to GOD. And I thought not because DADDY GOD does not know even before I speak. HE KNOWS. But that’s not the reason we make our requests known to Him. And yes there is a condition by which those requests are most effectively given: WITH THANKSGIVING. But that’s not yet the point I am sharing.
Let our requests be made known to GOD not so we can first and foremost have what we ask, but because speaking our request to Him with a thankful heart (proclaiming that He is GOD even when hard and difficult and just down right mean stuff floods our life), gives us HIS PEACE. Gives us the Peace of God when it doesn’t even make human sense that we should have it! Moreover, making our requests known to DADDY GOD with a thankful heart will not only give us what we are asking Him for but is the very way we guard our hearts so junk finds no place in it. Making our requests known to Him keeps our minds safe; it keeps our minds from re-playing nasty old records that put our stomachs in turmoil. Making our requests known to GOD is a safe, wholesome, full of peace way to make it through the day and night when all else says ‘find yourself a hole, jump in and pull the dirt in over you!’
Making your requests known to God — I’m pondering that and I’m practicing it better and better. I hope you are too.
Thank You, ABBA. You are Awesome! HOLY SPIRIT, I ask You in JESUS’ Name to turn this Passage of Scripture on in the hearts of every person who comes to this screen to read. Amen and amen.
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Holy hugs, kt