Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 2, 2013

Pray & Wait On God

cb devo dec 2“This, then, is how you should pray “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

The Lord’s Prayer has been recited, memorized, and used in many ways. When was the last time we thought about the words in the prayer? Mainly “Your will be done.” Do we quote this as a quick prayer and not actually mean what we are saying? If we mean these words, we are asking for GOD’S will to be done. Not our will, but God’s will  –  can we say that?  We often get frustrated with God because “our” prayers aren’t being answered or the answer isn’t what we wanted.  When we truly take our desires out of the equation and rely on God to answer our prayers in His way and timing, we invite God to bless us. My mom has often quoted the three ways God answers prayer, “Delayed, Denied, and Delivered.” God has a plan and a purpose for our lives; sometimes it is to give us the desires of our heart right away. Other times He says no because He has something better planned. The hardest is when He delays the answer because the timing isn’t right. Even Jesus followed the model for prayer while on the cross. God didn’t deliver him from the cross because God had something better in mind for US. We can trust that God has something better planned for our lives and wait for His answers.

 

“Father God, How thankful we are that we can come to You with the biggest to the smallest prayer request. Give us the strength to leave our requests at Your feet. Thank You in advance for the answers to our prayers.”

 

 For His Glory,

 Katrina Redman
TRBC Coffee Break

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