Hebrews 416

Two of the first words we learn as toddlers are please and thank you – rather than demanding and expecting to get an immediate response. If we look at our relationship to God in this way, things might go a lot easier for us.  Instead we return to our childish ways – thinking we don’t need His intervention – do what we think will be best for us – make decisions based on that – fail – and wonder why things didn’t go our way.

I am convinced that God wants what’s best for us.  He invites us to call on His name in time of trouble, to provide for our daily needs, to forgive us for our wrongdoing, to ask with confidence that He will answer our prayers, but we soon forget and try to manage our lives all by ourselves.

When you come to God in prayer, saying please is the easy part. Were all needy in so many ways and unfortunately want immediate results.  When we don’t get the answer we want or feel we should have, we get discouraged or even give up.  At that point we are not allowing God to do the work for us.  That’s when things break down.

Prayer is our communication with our heavenly Father.  It is not only a time to lay our requests at His feet, but also a time to thank Him for what He’s already done for us and to praise Him for His hand in our lives.  There is nothing that He cannot do and He does listen to every one of our prayers.

Pray today with confidence that He will answer and then thank Him with words of praise and honor and actions of love and service for Him.  I know it works!



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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