Open Hands

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“I pray to GOD —my life a prayer— and wait for what he’ll say and do.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭130:5-6‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Today is a good day to begin to pray with open hands.

To pray with open hands instead of closed hands holding on so desperately to what you are afraid to let go of.

Pray and let God be God.

Present your requests, petitions, hopes, and desires to Him and then let Him do what only He can do.

Give them to Jesus and leave the results to Him.

Release your expectations of how he should answer while at the same time knowing that He will.

Instead of praying, “God, this is who I want you to be”, begin to pray, “God reveal who you are to me.”

It will transform your life.

He wants to.

He will.

Begin today to pray with open hands.

When was the last time you asked God to reveal himself to you or in your situation?”

How hard is it for you to leave the results to God?

What does it mean for you to let God be God in your life?

Regrets

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“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. (‭Psalm‬ ‭139‬:‭1‬ NIV)

God knows you and loves you.

He knows your strengths and weaknesses. He knows every regret you have ever had and why you have it.

More than that, God knows how you can grow from it.

God can change your regret into a gift.

God can turn a memory of disappointment into a moment of discovery, a revelation of wisdom, a catalyst for change.

You don’t have to repeat the past. You don’t have to live with regret.

In Christ, you are a new creation and have His power within you to change, to transform, to grow.

Useless regrets are the ones you don’t learn from.

May there be NO useless regrets in your life.

May you learn from every one.

May God use every one of them to set you free to be who He has created you to be.

What regret can God transform into a gift today?

Begin 


Today is a good day to begin.

Begin to pray differently. 

Begin to pray with open hands and open eyes.

Instead of praying with closed hands, holding on so desperately to what you are afraid to let go of, pray with open hands and let God be God. 

Present your requests, petitions, hopes and desires to Him and them let Him do what only He can do. Give them to Him and leave the results to Him. Release your expectations of how He should answer while at the same knowing that He will answer. 

Today is a good day to begin asking God to reveal Himself to you.

“(Pray) Like this: Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Matthew 6:9 MSG “

Instead of praying, “God, this is who I want you to be”, begin to pray, “God reveal who You are to me.”

It will transform your life.
He wants to.
He will.

Begin today to pray different. 

When was the last time you asked simply God to reveal Himself to you or in your situation?”

How hard is it for you to leave the results to God? 

What does it mean for you to let God be God in your life? 

Trust Fall


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (Proverbs 3:5 NIV)

It is hard to not lean on your own understanding. It is what you know, what you have learned, what you have been taught and tucked into your back pocket as experience. In the other pocket you have stuffed the disappointments, the failures, the mistakes that you don’t want to make again. Either way you are leaning on what you know. You make decisions based on past experiences and knee jerk reactions from what you fear happening again.

How is that working for you? Yeah, it isn’t working for me either.

How do you to change? How do you learn to trust God and lean on his understanding, his truth, his knowledge, and his power?

Lean back. Do the trust fall. Obey God without knowing what is going to happen or how it is going to work out. Do the right thing.

Trust him, he will catch you.

Step out in faith. He guide you and show you how to walk in a new way according to his truth.

Instead of your go-to, knee-jerk reaction, go to your knees and ask God what your next step should be.