God’s will is at the center of everything! There are control freaks in the world who will balk at the notion, but it’s true – they are not in charge. Go sulk in the corner if you resemble that remark. I’m joking. Sit in the front row right in the middle if you resemble that remark! 😀
The Lord wants us to pray because we love Him. To pray is a choice we make and not just something that Christians do from 11 a.m. till noon on Sunday morning in a building with a steeple. We pray – and we keep the lines of communication open all the time. One prayer we all pray every day is “Father, please forgive me.”
We can be confident because our God is faithful. By confidence, I’m not talking about self-assurance, but a steady peace within that comes from the knowledge that God is in control and it will be okay when it’s all said and done. How do we obtain that steady peace in our lives? We take time for prayer – even if those prayers are groanings. Some prayers are not prayed in words, but God understands them. He knows our thoughts, our intent and He counts our tears as we pray. It’s His will for you to pray. Is it your will to pray? Let God hear from you today!
Well – we have some spiritual cookie dough waiting for us. Let’s see… we have used God’s wonderful sifter to sift His strong flour into the batter bowl. Last week, we added some of God’s chocolate chips (and ate another handful for good measure) so our cookies will be sweet.
It’s time to use God’s powerful mixer so our dough is mixed together well. There – that should do it. God is such a good Father. As we put the little spoonfuls of dough on our greased cookie sheet, He lets us lick the beaters and the batter bowl. I must admit, that’s my favorite part of baking!
Dear Lord, We are nothing without Your mighty power. It’s as simple as that. You are our everything and we need Your power in our lives. Our spiritual cookies would be too lumpy bumpy without a powerful mixer. So it is with our lives as we strive to serve You. We know that there are temptations to sin at every turn. We also know that in Your mighty name we are more than conquerors! You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Help us to remember that in You we can do all things! In Jesus’ mighty and powerful name we pray, Amen.
Next week as we finish our May emphasis, “Father May I?”, we will finish baking our spiritual cookies. Our spiritual chocolate chip cookies. Oh, I’m looking forward to them, aren’t you?
I have one more link to share with you today. You may have heard, there was a Royal Wedding yesterday. I think I saw a few posts on facebook – like maybe a hundred or so… anyway, if you didn’t get a chance to listen to this sermon, I hope you’ll click on this link and listen to it. Have a blessed week! 🙂