"When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified." (John 6:19)
Have you thought about your favorite thing to do? I think so because I have heard from a number of you about how you share said favorite thing - from garden produce: flowers to vegetables, to cooking to beautiful gardens as a resting place. I've heard about needlework gifts also and how all of us enjoy the pleasure we see when we can share our gifts with others. What about another way to use our favorite thing to do? What ever your favorite thing to do is -- can you use it as a way to be in prayer?
Prayer is what we are reading in the Scripture today. Paul is pointing out, to us and the Ephesians, how we can be "strengthened in our inner being with power through his Spirit." (Ephesians 3:16) And, yes, we are reading about Jesus walking on the water but do you remember why Jesus isn't in the boat with them? In Matthew 14:23 we are told Jesus "dismissed them, wenst up on a mountain by himself to pray." Prayer -- time to stop (Psalm 46:10) and know, be with , talk with and listen to God. Time, like in Paul's prayer, to "be strengthened."
The question is....CAN we, especially as Caregivers, stop to be with God in prayer? Can we use our very favorite thing to do to be with God? The book I am encouraging this week is "Draw the Circle" by Mark Batterson. It is a follow up to "Circle Maker," from last week, and is a 40 day prayer guide. 40 days from now is Labor Day Weekend.... What if we were to spend the next 40 days in prayer - talking to AND listening for what God is saying to each and all of us?
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