“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.

Talking to God

First, do it all day long in every setting. He is always with you, understands you completely (Psalm 139), and loves you unconditionally. You can talk with Him constantly. If you prefer a guide or talking points, I use the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 5:9-13):

  • Praise God for what you know or notice about Him
  • Ask Him to spread His influence throughout your world
  • Ask Him to meet your needs (and the needs of your family, friends, and others)
  • Confess your sin and failures
  • Ask Him for protection from temptation and evil.
  • Affirm His ability to do all these things.

This entire post was excerpted from https://paulsanthouse.com/2018/06/26/discipleship-healthy-habits/