April 2008

God, I’m still here.

                                                                                                                 Story of the day:  God, I’m still here.

   “A young man, who was obviously worried, stepped into an elevator to go to the second floor of a hospital where his father was in the intensive care unit.  Although the button labeled “2” was already lighted, he pushed it again and again.  A doctor standing behind him said, “Pushing the button someone has already pushed is like reminding God you’re still there when he hasn’t answered your prayer immediately.”

   As the man thought of his father in the intensive care, it was comforting to know that God does encourage believers to continue to pray the same prayers until he answers.”

Quote of the day:  Eugene Peterson

“In prayer, we are aware that God is in action and that when the circumstances are ready, when others are in the right place, and when are hearts are prepared, he will call us into the action.  Waiting in prayer is a disciplined refusal to act before God acts.”

Bible verse of the day: Matthew 7:7

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You that You answer prayers.  Thank You for showing Yourself to us by answered prayers.  Father may the words that I pray to You be a sweet sound to Your ears and as I praise You for all that You do, may I be humbled by the way that You do things.  I stand amazed ever single day, because You are so Loving, forgiving, and full of so much Grace.  You bless me daily by the people that You have placed in my life.  As I continue on this life’s journey, may I be reminded daily of the great sacrifice that You made for me by allowing Your one and only Son Jesus to die on a cross.  It was because of Your great LOVE that I am now able to live.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen 

2 thoughts on “God, I’m still here.”

  1. As a counsellor with anxietycentre.com, I have come to understand that people worry for two reasons: to keep the worst case scenario from occuring, or to be prepared just in case it does. So it’s a self-protective action. Ironically, it doesn’t usually help a person at all. In fact it loads the body with stress hormones which make it harder to think rationally. The result is that we become emotionally driven and it becomes harder to hear the still small voice of God’s Spirit.

  2. Very profound. I will agree with you in that when we become distracted, not limited to, but including our emotions distracting us, than it does become harder to hear God’s still small voice. That is why prayer is so important! If we stay focused on God, even during the stressful times, then we can endure our problems, if we can just give them over to God. Thank you for your comment.

    Christy:)

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