Hello and happy Wednesday! I am really loving having furniture in or apartment finally…I slept so good in an actual bed last night:) I got about half of our stuff unpacked yesterday, but am going to conquer the rest of it today…wish me luck! Sampson has been a big help…not. He mainly follows me around meowing until I pick him up for a bit. I guess I’m getting used to how an actual child would act?? Hmm. Anyways, here’s what I read this morning…
“After Jesus had gone indoors, the disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it (the demon) out?”
He Replied, “this kind can only some out by prayer.”
Let me give you a little background information. Jesus’ disciples were trying to cast out a demon from a young boy, but were unable to do so. When Jesus showed up at the scene, he drove the demon out without a problem. This confused the disciples, and when they asked Jesus about it, he replied, “this kind can only come out by prayer.”
“Prayer is the key that unlocks faith in our lives (footnotes).” And it is vital for living. The disciples were trying to cast out demons without using prayer…obviously it wasn’t going to work. The only way we can accomplish anything in our lives is through the power of prayer. Even things that seem impossible are made possible through the power of prayer. I know, I know it is much easier said then done. It can seem strange to rely so heavily on prayer, especially for those of us who like to be in control of their lives. But the bottom line is that we are not in control—God is. And the only way we can communicate with the one in charge is through PRAYER.
Prayer is the answer to any and every situation in our lives. It may sound cliché to say “just pray about it,” like something magical is going to happen by saying those words, but I assure you, prayer is well worth your time. It is so important, yet it is something we do much too infrequently. I am as guilty of this as anyone. It sounds strange, but often times I literally forget to pray. Sometimes I become really stressed about a certain situation or decision, and I can’t figure out why I am feeling so stressed and worried. Sometimes it takes a friend (usually James) asking me, “did you pray about it?” to make me remember what I should have thought of doing in the first place. Everything always goes much more smoothly when we pray about our decisions and situations in our lives because we are actively communicating with God, the only one who has the power to guide us and direct us towards the right outcome.
Choose today to pray. No matter what situation you may be facing, I promise it will be made easier through prayer.
Hope you all are having a great day so far! God Bless:)
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