PRAYER IS ENOUGH


How often do we hear someone say, “All I can do is pray?” That is like telling a starving man, “All I can do is offer you food,” or to a sick person, “All I can do is offer you medication.”  There will be many times when all you can do, is all you NEED to do.

Praying unlocks the door to Heaven and releases the power of God. The Bible in James 4 reads...”You do not have because you do not ask.” There is much power in your spoken word, and more power when you honor God by humbling yourself, then asking for the desires of your heart.  The Bible also teaches that “We should be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God.”

This is true.. not just for our needs, but for the needs of others. We must pray for others as well as ourselves. We may share with God a special need for another, touching their lives and sending God to their aid. Many are afraid, or have forgotten they can talk to God. Many need God in their lives, but have chosen a path of sin.. May we pray for the spiritual healing of all people, and maybe we will have peace on earth.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS


We will always have projects that we start and leave unfinished. We get bored, don’t make the time, or our interest in the project changes. You probably have an un-finished task right now. A book that you started, a knitting project, cleaning your closet, or working on your personal development. There is always a to-do list that is left unfinished.. We tell ourselves, “I’ll do it later.”  When we lose interest in something or really don’t want to do it, we tend to procrastinate. Put it off until it is forgotten.

Humans are imperfect and lose interest quickly, but God does not have that problem. In fact, God does not have problems. He is the problem solver. In reading the Bible, you learn that God finishes what He starts. “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it.” God created you in His image and started His work of grace in every heart, and He always finishes His projects. Because we are a work in progress, He is forever working to make us better.

We are righteous in God’s sight. Our relationship with Him is forever developing as the Holy Spirit works through us. It is through His salvation we find redemption. First, He declares us righteous, then He fills our heart with all the good qualities needed to be Christ-like, and in the end, we are glorified. As His finished work, He invites us into Heaven as a perfectly finished Child of His.
What a magnificent God we serve.