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3 Ways to Have Infectious Influence—Daniel 6:1-28

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Daniel 6:1-28; Daniel 9:1-27; 2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-11; 1 Chronicles 3:17-19a

I was doing a Google© search on the word “influence” and right below the word influence was the word “influenza”.

Humm…

I had to know more about these two words that have the same root yet stir up a completely different  reaction—one, very good and one, very bad (I have some bad flu memories!).

The word “Influence” comes from the Latin word, “influere” which means “to flow into”. And the word “Influenza” originally used in Italy, from the Medieval Latin word influentia, which meant influence of the stars.

So could we say that if a person of influence infects those in whom they “flow into” with their attitudes, values, and beliefs—they have infectious influence—influence that goes viral?

Daniel had this infectious influence.  When we read the story about Daniel in the lion’s den, we say,”YES, I will dare to be a Daniel!”  But, are we willing to do what Daniel did?

He had a great work ethicA set of values based on the moral virtues of hard work and diligence (answers.com)

  • Capable (6:3)
  • Faithful (6:4)
  • Always responsible (6:4)
  • Completely Trustworthy (6:4)
  • Respectful to those in authority (6:21-22)

 

He practiced spiritual disciplineA habit or regular pattern in your life that repeatedly brings you back to God and opens you up to what God is saying to you.(spirithome.com)

  • Consistent Prayer Life (6:10)
  • Purposed Not to defile himself (1:8)
  • Study the Word of God (9:2)
  • Fasting (9:3)

 

He trusted God with the areas that weren’t in his control

  • God gave Daniel great abilities (6:3)
  • God rescued him from an impossible situation (6:21)

 

Daniel woke up every day and had a choice:

  • Infect/influence others
  • Be infected/influenced by others

 

What was the result of Daniel’s daily choice to influence others?

King Darius the Mede sent a message to the people of every race and nations and language throughout the world (6:25-28):

Peace and prosperity to you!  I decree that everyone throughout my kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel.

  • For he is the living God and he will endure forever
  • His kingdom will never be destroyed
  • His rule will never end
  • He rescues and saves his people
  • He performs miraculous signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth.
  • He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.

You and I can be a person of infectious influence, just like Daniel if we do these three things:

  1. Display a consistently strong work ethic
  2. Live a disciplined spiritual life
  3. Trust God through the hard times and impossible situations

Heavenly Father, help us to live a life that has infectious influence for Your Kingdom.  Anoint us with the abilities to accomplish the plans you have for our lives.  Help us to see our hard times and impossible situations as opportunities to trust You in a way that will cause others to want to know You and serve You.  Jesus help us to have the determination to live a life of integrity and spiritual discipline for Your Glory!

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

 

 

© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Ezra 2:1 through Ezra 4:5; 1 Chronicles 3:19b-24

4 Things to Do When You’re Worn Out—Daniel 7:25

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Daniel 7:1 through Daniel 8:27; Daniel 5:1-31

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. –Daniel 7:25 KJV (emphasis mine)

Recently I had the opportunity to pray with a friend.  She was completely worn out from fighting a seven-year battle to rescue an adult child from the pit of hell we know as drug addiction.  This woman of God was at her breaking point, ready to give up on her job, family, her God—

WORN OUT.

This weariness is spreading throughout the Christian world like a virus.  I am on the prayer team at my church.  Each week I pray with people with all kinds of needs but the one thing they all have in common is weariness.  The cares of this world (Mark 4:19) are wearing them down.

Daniel 7:25, is the only verse in the Bible that uses the words, “worn out.”  “Worn out” comes from the Hebrew word bala’, which means to wear away or to harass constantly. (Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon)

  • I’m not an expert in Bible prophesy
  • I’m not sure where we are in the timeline of the second coming of Christ
  • I’m not saying we are living in the days of Daniel 7:25 (but we could be)

I am saying that the evil power that will drive this king that Daniel speaks about is Satan, the enemy of our soul…

Friends, this enemy—your enemy, and my enemy, is at work today and he is definitely working to wear us out.  Daniel’s visionary experiences give us a glimpse into the cosmic struggle between the kingdoms of this world and the kingdom God is establishing. We are living in the midst of this struggle.

In Luke 21:34, Jesus warns us about the allowing the “cares of this world or worries of this life to dull our hearts.”

This weariness not only affects our quality of life, it affects our witness.  We are supposed to be different, but we’re just as tired as the next person.  Why would a non-Christian want what we have when we’re just as worn out as they are?

What do we do?

      1. Recognize our enemy.

It’s not your family, friends, co-workers, or church family  (

Galatians 5:17

    )

  1. Rest our body. When you’re physically tired you are the most vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy (Psalm 127:2)
  2. Read God’s Word so that you can recognize the voice of the Lord  (1 Timothy 4:7-8, Hebrews 4:12)
  3. Renew our mind through prayer,  meditation, and solitude  (Romans 12:2, Psalm 46:10)

We are more powerful in Christ than we think we are.  God says we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37) and we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.  (Philippians 4:13)

Heavenly Father, allow us to see the spiritual battle that is raging.  Help us to recognize who’s talking to us.  Give us boldness to stand against the schemes of the devil, so that we can live a life that will cause others to want to know You more.

In  Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Daniel 6:1-28; Daniel 9:1-27; 2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-11; 1 Chronicles 3:17-19a

What Are You Doing While You’re Waiting? Jeremiah 29:4-7

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Jeremiah 23:33 through Jeremiah 24:10; Jeremiah 29:1 through Jeremiah 31:14

What do you do while you’re waiting for your prayers to be answered?

…Worrying

…Complaining

…Doubting

…Living in fear

…Trying to fix it yourself

…Praying

…Believing God

…Thanking God in advance for answering your prayers

In today’s reading the Jews were waiting…

The Israelites from Judah had been carried away to Babylon; uprooted from their homes, their land, their temple and God’s Presence.

They were God’s chosen people; how could this be happening to them?

Then the Lord gave me (Jeremiah) this message: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: The good figs represent the exiles I sent from Judah to the land of the Babylonians.  I will watch over and care for them, and I will bring them back here again. I will build them up and not tear them down. I will plant them and not uproot them.  I will give them hearts that recognize me as the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me wholeheartedly. —Jeremiah 24:4-7

If I had been Jeremiah and received this message from the Lord I would have thought, “this is great news, we’ll just wait it out and they will be home soon; one or two weeks at the most and  life will be back to normal.”

God’s plan wasn’t a week or two of captivity, it was 70 years.

70 YEARS!!!

Friends that’s a lifetime!

I guess the Lord knew this news would paralyze the Israelites so he sent waiting instructions  through Jeremiah. (Jer.29:4-7)

  • Build homes, and plan to stay
  • Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce
  • Marry and have children
  • Find spouses for your children so you will have many grandchildren
  • Multiply, do not dwindle away
  • Work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent your into exile
  • Pray for this city—it’s welfare will determine your welfare

My response would have been–

But that’s not the way I planned it!

God’s response was—

“You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again.  For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  In those days when you pray, I will listen.  If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.  I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.  —Jeremiah 29:10-14

What prayers are you waiting for God to answer?

I think John Waller’s song, While I’m Waiting could be designated as our official “waiting” song.

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Heavenly Father, help us to “wait well.” Thank you for the assurance of your good plans for us.  Teach us to trust you while we’re waiting. Help us to wholeheartedly serve you while we’re waiting!

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Jeremiah 31:15-40; Jeremiah 49:34 through Jeremiah 51:14

The “One Thing” We Need to Stand Firm in Tough Times–Isaiah 7:9

Today’s Scripture Reading:   2 Kings 15:32-38; 2 Chronicles 27: 1-9; Micah 1:1-16; 2 Kings 16:1-9; 2 Chronicles 28:1-15; Isaiah 7:1-25

Like most of you I’ve had my share of tough times, but God has never left me and He has led me through the maze of life one turn at a time.

When I read today’s story I immediately said ah hah!

That is definitely what it has taken to get me through the tough times (I’m always so smart when I’m looking back on things, but not so much when I’m in the midst of those times).  The funny thing is each time I made it through a trial alive, God used the trial to increase this “one thing.”

Here’s my paraphrase of today’s story:

King Ahaz heard that King Rezin and King Pekah had joined forces and were planning to attack Jerusalem.  King Ahaz and all his people were so afraid they were shaking like trees in a storm.

The Lord told Isaiah, the prophet to take his son and go have a talk with Ahaz. Here’s what the Lord said through Isaiah:

  • Ahaz Stop Worrying
  • There’s no need to fear these two burned-out embers who call themselves kings
  • Yes, Rezin and Pekah are plotting against you
  • But—
    • This invasion will never happen, it will never take place
    • Syria is no stronger than its capital, Damascus
    • Damascus is no stronger than its king, Rezin
    • As for Israel, within 65 years it will be crushed and completely destroyed
    • Israel is no stronger than its capital, Samaria
    • Samaria is no stronger than its king, Pekah

And the last thing the Lord said, and it’s my take away from this story:

Ahaz, Unless your faith is firm, I (God) cannot make you stand firm.

Yep, the “one thing” is having a firm faith in God.  I do not know how people who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ make it through hard times.  He’s the first place I run when the storm clouds of tough times move in.

What are your fears today?

Take this story and put your name and your situation in every underlined word or phrase.  Write it down; paste it on your bathroom mirror.  Oh, and make sure you emphasize the but!  If you’re in the midst of one of these times I know you feel like you have no faith, but you do.  Just keeping believing God is who He says He is– and He will do– what He said– He will do!  You will make it!

We have to get this because unless our faith is firm God cannot make us stand firm!

Dear Heavenly Father, we know faith is important to you.  Your Word tells us that without faith it is impossible to please you (Hebrews 11:6).  Show us how to increase our faith.  It is our desire to please you.

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

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Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Isaiah 8:1 through Isaiah 11:16

5 Things to Do When Life Doesn’t Make Sense—Proverbs 3: 5-6

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Proverbs 1:1 through Proverbs 4:27

Have you ever had a time in your life when you just didn’t understand how God could allow something to happen?

I’ve been there many times in my life.

There have been things I’ve experienced that left me wondering…

“God, why would you allow this to happen to me?”

Or…

“God, why did you give me this beautiful gift and then take away?”

There are just some things we would rather not have at all than to have them for just a minute and then in an instant, they’re gone.

What do I do when I feel this way?

Remember

  • All of the tough times God has brought me through
  • How He has used those tough times to help me to minister to others
  • How God has worked my tough times out for my good and His Glory
  • That I see life through a pin-hole and my Heavenly Father, the God of the Universe sees and knows the big and eternal picture
  • The party is in heaven not on this sinful earth

Pray

  • Tell God all the details of my pain– every question, and concern
  • For God’s love and comfort to be greater than my grief
  • For my faith to be strengthened
  • For scripture to be brought to my remembrance
  • For God to be glorified during this difficult time

Read His Word

  • Expect Him to speak to me
  • Record it when He does
  • Hold my Bible, sleep with it when I need a physical reminder of God’s Presence

Be Alone With Him

  • I call it “Porch Time”
  • Not praying , not reading just being with Him

Wait

  • For time to pass
  • The unknown to be known
  • Heaven to make all things clear

Today’s scriptures in the Proverbs had so many  truths but Proverbs 3: 5-6 (This is one you should memorize) jumped off the page as the blueprint for tough times.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding

Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

 

Father, I trust you and I’m going to do my best not to depend on my own understanding!

 

Amen and Amen!

 

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Proverbs 5:1 through Proverbs 7:27

Have You Ever Felt Abandoned by God? Psalm 22:1

Today’s Scripture Reading: Psalms 22-26

At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock.  At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”  —Matthew 27:45-46

I’ve read and heard these words countless times over the years but today I saw them in Psalms 22 and I was surprised:

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Why are you so far away when I groan for help?  
Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer.
Every night you hear my voice, but I find no relief.
Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them.
They cried out to you and were saved.
They trusted in you and were never disgraced.    —Psalms 22:2-5
 

Yes, David penned those words many years before Jesus shouted them on the cross.

Jesus AND David felt abandoned by God.

Have you ever felt abandoned by God?

Have you ever felt like God did not answer?

David used a word that we need to remember when we feel abandoned:

Yet

My paraphrase of Psalm 22:1-5

Lord, I feel like you’ve abandoned me.  I call you, but You do not answer.  I know You hear me, but you are sending me no relief.

Yet, 

You are still holy.  

You still deserved my praise.  

Our ancestors trusted You when they felt abandoned.  

They cried out to You and You saved them.  

They were never disgraced by trusting You.  

So I’m going to do the same.

Do you feel abandoned today?

Tell the Lord exactly how you feel and when you’ve said all you need to say, add this line:

Yet, You are Holy Lord.  I don’t understand but I praise You and I trust You.

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

©2012, Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Psalms 27-32

4-Steps to Better Crisis Management–1Samuel 30:6-9

Today’s Scripture Reading:  1 Samuel 30: 1-31, 1 Chronicles 12: 20-22, 1 Samuel 31: 1-13, 1 Chronicles 10: 1-14, 1 Chronicles 9: 40-44, 2 Samuel 4: 4, 2 Samuel 1: 1-27

Have you ever had something happen in your life that caused you to “weep until you could weep no more?”

When David and his men arrived home and found their city crushed and burned to the ground and their wives and children carried off, “they wept until they could weep not more.”

In one sense David was just like them, he had lost everything he loved, but in another he was the leader and everyone looked to him to fix it.  So when David thinks it can’t get any worse—it does.  He hears his men talking of stoning him.  He’s hurting as bad as they are, but somehow it’s his fault.

Folks we’re reading real life here.

This happens…

in the workplace

with friends

in families

I hate to say this…it happens in the church.

We get hurt and we play the blame game.

Yes, part of the responsibility and burden of being a leader is  taking charge in a crisis, but wouldn’t it have been great if David’s men would have brought him into the group and grieved with him rather than putting a target on his back as the cause of the problem.

Once again, David leads by example and gives us a model to follow on those days when we’ve “wept until we can’t weep anymore.”

How was David able to deal with his own grief, compose himself and develop a plan to get their families back?

He found strength in the Lord his God.

Oh, that we could follow the plan David laid out for us in today’s scriptures:

  1. David found strength in the Lord his God (1 Samuel 30:6b)
  2. David asked the Lord for guidance (1 Samuel 30:7)
  3. David waited to hear from God
  4. David led his men as they carried out the plan that the Lord had blessed (1 Samuel 30:9)

The order is really important! Complete one step before moving to the next one.

I don’t know about you, but when there is a crisis that needs some kind of action I usually get the news, jump in the car and pray on the way to ask God to bless what I’ve already decided to do!

What I should do is  S-T-O-P and follow David’s example.

Prayer is the most important thing we can do, but waiting for His answer is just as important.

Father God, I need your strength and your direction! Help me to follow David’s plan when the next crisis arrives.

In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!

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©2012, Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  2 Samuel 2: 1 through 2 Samuel 3: 5, 1 Chronicles 3: 1-4a, 2 Samuel 23: 8-17, 1 Chronicles 11: 10-19, 2 Samuel 23: 18-39, 1 Chronicles 11: 20-47

What Will Be Your Finest Hour?

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Judges 16:1 through Judges 18:31

I have heard the story of Samson since I was a little kid. I’ve always thought Samson was missing a few brain cells.  He really did some dumb things:

  • Saw a Philistine woman and immediately wanted to marry her
  • Teased the young men at the wedding party with a riddle
  • After his fiancé’s insistence Samson tells her the answer to the riddle then gets mad when  the young men “guess” the answer
  • Goes down to Ashkelon, killed thirty men, took their belonging and gave their clothes to the men who had solved the riddle
  • Goes back home, leaves  his future wife to marry his best man
  • “Later on” goes to see his “wife” and gets made because she married his best man and tied 300 foxes tails together in pairs and fastened a torch to each pair of tails.  That day Samson burned the Philistines’ grain, vineyards and olive groves to the ground
  • Spent the night with a prostitute
  • Fell in love with another Philistine woman named Delilah
  • Teased Delilah with the key to his strength
  • The Philistines came in to take him three times and then he tells the secret to his strength knowing they would come again
  • Really thought he could still shake himself free after he lost his hair

Was Samuel really stupid or was there something more going on?

Here’s “the rest of the story”…

  • When her son was born, she names him Samson.  And the Lord blessed him as he grew up.  And the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him while he lived in Mahabeh-dan…  (14:24-25)
  • But Samson told his father, “Get her for me!  She looks good to me.”  His father and mother didn’t realize the Lord was at work in this, creating an opportunity to work against the Philistines, who ruled over Israel at that time.  (14: 3b-4)
  • At that moment the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him, and he ripped the lion’s jaws apart with his bare hands.  (14:6)
  • Then the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him.  He went down to the town of Ashkelon, killed thirty men, took their belongings, and gave their clothing to the men who had solved his riddle.  (14:19) 
  • As Samson arrived at Lehi, the Philistines came shouting in triumph.  But the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon Samson, and he snapped the ropes on his arms as if they were burnt strands of flax, and they fell from his wrists.  (15:14)
  • Samson was now very thirsty, and he cried out to the Lord, “You have accomplished this great victory by the strength of your servant.  Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of these pagans?  So God caused water to gush out of a hollow in the ground at Lehi, and Samson was revived as he drank.  (15:18-19)
  • Then Samson prayed to the Lord, “Sovereign Lord, remember me again.  O God, please strengthen me just one more time…” Then Samson put his hands on the two center pillars that held up the temple…so he killed more people when he died than he had during his entire lifetime.  (16:28-30)

Did you see it?

God used Samson to preserve the Israelite nation. Samson’s finest hour was his last hour.

Just one more time, I stand amazed at God’s ways!

Heavenly Father, Your ways are higher than our ways.  Help us to trust You when the things we see don’t make sense.  Remind us that you don’t use the same scorekeeping system we humans use—it’s all about Your plan, Your ways, and Your will. Help us to know you are in charge of kings and kingdoms–The outcome is in Your hands!  Holy Spirit, strengthen us in the knowledge that when Your Spirit comes upon us we can do supernatural things.  Jesus, help us when we grieve the seemingly pre-mature loss of family and friends; give us hearts to understand that sometimes our finest hour in honoring and displaying Your Glory might just be in our passing from this life into Your arms.

Spirit of the Lord, come upon us. Use us today.

In Jesus Name, Amen!

©2012, Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Judges 19:1 through Judges 21:25

God Could Have… Exodus 9:15-16

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Exodus 7:14 through Exodus 9:35

By now I could have lifted my hand and struck you and your people with a plague to wipe you off the face of the earth.  But I have spared you for a purpose–to show you my power and to spread my fame throughout the earth.  —Exodus 9:15-16

Let’s try to put ourselves in the Israelites place for a minute.  They did not know how everything was going to turn out; they just knew that since Moses had shown up things had gotten worse.  Do you think the words in chapter 9 verses 15 & 16 were comforting to them?  Do you think it was reassuring for them to know that God could stop the Egyptians but he hadn’t chosen to do it? I don’t think so.

If I were one of the Israelites I would have thought…

  • God if you could have, why haven’t you?
  • Who cares if the Egyptians have a purpose? We are tired and weak.
  • Aren’t we more important than the Egyptians?
  • Lord, show your power by getting us out of here, not by sending plagues and making the Egyptians more angry with each passing day!

Now that we’ve finished Genesis, Job and have moved into Exodus, one thing has become very clear to me—God  has the power to do anything, but He only uses his power to fulfill His purpose.  Spreading the fame of God throughout the earth is not like some guy who can’t sing getting on American Idol to have his minute of fame.  Fame in Moses day meant a good name and good character.  So while it seemed God was being slow about keeping his promise to the Israelites, He was actually showing them His power and character for their sake and the sake of their future generations.

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.  –2 Peter 3:9

I know this is oversimplified, but it seems to me we are here for two reasons:

  • To know God
  • To cause others to know God

If this was God’s focus back in Exodus, it’s still His focus today. Let’s remember to spread His fame as we go throughout our day.  With each passing day of our Journey let’s not only “Know Him More”;  let’s cause others to know Him as well!

Blessings!

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©2012, Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Exodus 10:1 through Exodus 12:51

Is God Your Imaginary Friend or The Almighty Ruler of the Universe? Job 40:1-2

Today’s Scripture Reading: Job 38:1-40:5

For about ten days we’ve been in the midst of Job’s tests and trials. I don’t think many people have gone through as much pain as Job did and lived to tell about it.  Job is one of those stories that you definitely don’t want to read when everything in your life is going great.  You certainly don’t want to read the book of Job if you believe Christians don’t suffer.

But, if you are a child of God and your life is falling apart all around you and it just doesn’t make sense, Job is the book to read.

Why?

It lets us know–

  • Bad things happen to good people (Job 1:1-2)
  • Trials and tests don’t necessarily mean we’ve sinned or been punished (Job 1:8-12)
  • Evil comes from Satan (Job 1:6-7)
  • Everything that happens to us is filtered through the fingers of a loving God (Job 1:8-12)
  • Christians are tested (Job 1:12)
  • God is still in charge and defines the boundaries (Job 1:12)
  • God’s ways aren’t our ways (Job 1:12)
  • We are very small and God is very big (Job 38)

Today, Job found out just how small he was:

Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:

“Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?
Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you,
and you must answer them. Job 38: 1-3

God asked Job 53 questions of which Job had no answers.  His last statement to Job summed up the one-way conversation:

Then the Lord said to Job, “Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God’s critic, but do you have the answers?” Job 40:1-2

Sometimes I think today’s Christian culture has made God more like an imaginary friend than the one, true, living God; the Creator of the universe and Savior of the world.

I think when we come face to face with God our words will probably sound something like Job’s:

Then Job replied to the Lord,

“I am nothing—how could I ever find the answers? I will cover my mouth with my hand. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.”  –Job 40:3-5

Heavenly Father, forgive us for thinking You are our servant.  Forgive us for questioning your plan.

Teach us the balance

Between

Petitioning You to–

  • Meet our needs
  • Rescue us from our trials
  • Heal our bodies
  • Protect those we love
  • Prosper us financially

While

Trusting Your Sovereignty.

Help us to remember Your ways aren’t our ways.  Help us to have faith to believe You will answer our prayer AND then trust You enough to say,  “Your will be done, O Lord.”

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

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©2012, Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Job 40:6-42:17

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