Feeling Far From God?

David felt that way, so he prayed: “I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest” (Psalm 22:2).

He also prayed truth: “You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted and you delivered them” (Psalm 22:3-4).

Pray honestly, and remember what’s true. God “has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you’ ” (Hebrews 13:5).

“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!



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.