"I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God's power for us who believe him." (Ephesians 1:19a NLT)
Talking with friends, and family, is something we do pretty much every day. How often do we talk to, with and listen to God? I saw an interesting post, recently, about how God had invented the first cell phone........ Prayer. How often are we actually praying? We pray on Sundays in worship, at other worship services and (maybe) we say a prayer at meal times. Some of us have special God "times" when we make sure to be in God's Word and are in prayer. How often do we really stop to talk to, be with and listen for what God is saying to us?
The Scripture readings today are about listening to, and following, what God is saying to each of us. The Old Testament reading is in Genesis 12 where God is sending Abram "to the land I will show you." (12:1) So, at 75, "Abram went, as the Lord had told him." Paul is pointing out, in the Ephesians reading, about the power of God in EACH (and all) of us if we pay attention. The same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead." (Ephesians 1:19b-20a NLT) The Gospel reading (John 3) is Jesus answering Nicodemus' questions about believing and following where God is leading. The strong relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
How often are we listening and following? How often are we talking to God? Prayer! We are ALL called to prayer!! Emmanuel - God WITH us - as we feel not just His presence but also His strength. Something to think about......
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