Suddenly things can change in our lives. We are faced with seeing things different. I was reading in the book of Luke and felt to share this today.
Communication with God matters, but you might ask how? Read this:
Luke 11 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer
One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.’”
5 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6 a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7 And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.
9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
WHAT REALLY MATTERS ~
A relationship with God. When hard things happen, you have put your trust in God and he guides you through life. A heart felt communication on a daily bases. A prayer time that is one of praise and asking largely. God answers prayers and he knows what is best for each of us. Life is short and time is valuable. Lean not to your own understanding at things and know that this journey is our now. Purpose this a good day and show others kindness. Give some thanks for all the things you do have in life.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.