Pray like this

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“Father, Reveal who you are today.”
Matthew 11:2 MSG

Understanding who God is impacts how you pray. Talking with a good, good Father is very different from talking to a distant divine judge.

How you see God impacts how you pray.

Jesus said to talk to your Father who loves you and ask Him to reveal Himself to you.

The most life-transforming moments happen when God reveals who He is to you. The moments that you realize that He is proud of you, loves you with an unwavering constancy and is yearning to spend time with you.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg of who our Father is. A lifetime of loving Him will barely scratch the surface of His love.

Jesus said to ask for this.

Ask God to reveal Himself to you today.

You don’t need a lot of words.

You don’t need a lot of time.

You need to ask and be ready to receive.

Be ready to be amazed.

That is it.

That is everything.

How is God revealing Himself to you today?

Who to Ask

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If you are looking for good advice, ask the quiet person you respect.

Ask the one who knows you and knows Jesus.

Ask the one who doesn’t offer their opinion at every opportunity but rather waits for permission to speak into your life.

Ask the questions you need answers to. If they are wise, they are safe. Seek them out.

“The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.”

‭‭Ecclesiastes ‬ ‭9:17 NIV‬

If they are loud, manipulative, believe they are always right and get mad when you don’t do what they say…avoid them.

Don’t let fear stop you from getting the guidance you need.

You are worth it.

What do you need wisdom for today?

Who has God put in your path to help you?

Take the Gift and Throw a Party

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Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Philippians 4:4 NIV

Rejoicing is the theme of the book of Philippians, even though the circumstances with which it was written hold no reason for such a sentiment. Paul is under house arrest in Rome waiting to go before Caesar. He is cut off from his friends and chained to a guard 24 hours a day. He is not comfortable and does not know what the future will hold.

And that is the point.

We don’t rejoice because life is good, we rejoice because God is good.

We don’t rejoice only when good things happen – God works through all things.

We don’t wait to rejoice until we have all the answers, we rejoice in knowing that Jesus does.  And He loves you and will be with you whatever comes.

Set your heart to rejoice in Jesus today: who He is, what He has done and that your eternal future is secured by His amazing sacrifice. Your present circumstances are provided for by the strength of His grace no matter what they look like.

We like to rejoice when we get our way but sometimes the harder way is what we actually need to grow in.

Set your mind to delight in a security of the love of Jesus and the mercy of His grace.

Rejoicing when there is nothing to rejoice about is a divine gift that will transform you.

And if you ask Jesus to open your eyes to see what you have right now to rejoice in, He will.

Take the gift and throw a party.

Quiet Words

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“The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.”

‭‭Ecclesiastes ‬ ‭9:17 NIV‬

If you are looking for good advice, ask the quiet person you respect.

Ask the one who knows you and knows Jesus.

Ask the one who doesn’t offer their opinion at every opportunity but rather waits for permission to speak into your life.

Ask the questions you need answers to. If they are wise, they are safe. Seek them out.

If they are loud, manipulative, believe they are always right and get mad when you don’t do what they say…avoid them.

Don’t let fear stop you from getting the guidance you need.

You are worth it.

What do you need wisdom for today?

Who has God put in your path to help you?

 

Quiet Words


If you are looking for good advice, ask the quiet person you respect and admire.

Ask the one who knows you and knows Jesus.

Ask the one who doesn’t offer their opinion at every opportunity but rather waits for permission to speak into your life.

Be brave.

Ask the questions you need answers to. If they are wise, they are safe. Seek them out.

If they are loud, manipulative, believe they are always right and get mad when you don’t do what they say…avoid them.

“The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.”

‭‭Ecclesiastes ‬ ‭9:17 NIV‬

What do you need wisdom for today?

Who has God put in your path to help you?

Don’t let fear stop you from getting the guidance need.

You are worth it.

Instead 

  

What if instead of asking God to give you strength to live your life, you asked him to show you a different way of living it?

What if instead of looking for the reasons why things happened yesterday, you looked for what is possible with God tomorrow?

What if instead of assuming your life is already set in motion, you ask God if what your living is His best?

What if you dare to believe He has more for you?

Life with God is a journey of overcoming and conquering, first steps and new beginnings.

It is an adventure of discovery and healing, of bold moves and humble hearts.

It is possible but it must be intentional.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (‭Matthew‬ ‭7‬:‭7‬ NIV)

What are you asking for?

Ask, Seek, Knock

  
Are you asking for?

Life can get moving so fast and furious that your prayers can become different versions of “help”.

But Jesus says you can ask for more.

“Show me how to love better”

“Help me to enjoy the blessings I have”.

“Give me a vision of what you want today can be and give me the
strength to fulfill it”.

“Remind me to be kind today”

“Open my eyes to those who are hurting and give me the words to lift them up”.

What are you seeking?

You find what you seek, so don’t let others choose for you or allow the circumstances to choose for you.

You choose what you seek.

Seek joy.
Seek vision.
Seek clarity.
Seek blessing.
Seek opportunities to bless.
Seek wisdom and discernment.
Seek God’s perspective.
Seek God.

What doors are you knocking on?

Doors of doubt?
Doors of fear?

Or

Doors of faith?

Look before you knock.

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”(‭Mark‬ ‭10‬:‭51 NIV)

Ask, seek and knock on purpose and it will open up the life of purpose you have been looking for.