When Women Pray – 1

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Women who faithfully pray still get sick. Life still disappoints. Children cause grief, husbands lose jobs or much worse, lose interest in marriage.

Yet these women still pray.

By praying, they know, “In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old” (Isaiah 63:9).

“Tell me a Jesus Story”

Every day our visit with grandkids started with a Jesus story, like this one: Jesus called two brothers, “Come, follow me.”  They stopped fishing and followed him. I’d finish the first  story and every day my granddaughter would ask for another Jesus story.

Every story, like every blog post, told simple truth: “Jesus loves us. He wants us to do what he says. He listens to our prayers.”

Whether you’re 5 or 85, stories about Jesus never grow old!

 

Sacrifice

I read this: “Offer right sacrifices” (Psalm 4:5) and wondered what God wants from me.

Then I read this: “I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch” (Psalm 5:3).

After that I remembered we’re told to present our “bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God”  (Romans 12:1).

Prayer is preparing yourself to be a living sacrifice for God.