Blurbs of Grace

Tag: Prayer

Fruit for Breakfast

Sometimes God miraculously heals us. Other times he empowers us with wisdom and self control. So don’t pray for God to take your Honey Bun, Snickers Bar, or bag of Doritos and make it “nourishing” for your body. Pray for the self control to not pick up those choices in the first place… That is the miracle you need.

(Preaching to myself this morning…)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, SELF-CONTROL…” – Galatians 5:22-23

The Great “I Will?”

Our God is not the Great “I Will.” He is the Great “I Am.” Consider this as you wait on Him in prayer. 

(Exodus 3:14, Romans 8:28)

Good WILL Prevail

Yes, there is horrible evil in this world. But let’s not forget there is also incredible good. Evil can only win if we allow it to overcome our perceptions, to shake our peace and fill our hearts with fear. Let us not forget that good will prevail.

Praying for the families affected by the Connecticut School Shooting. May their hearts be filled with comfort and a peace that surpasses understanding.

Grace for Today

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I saw this posted by K-Love Radio on Facebook a few days ago. It reminded me of the way our three year-old daughter prays before we eat. It started one day when my mother asked her to “Say grace” before our dinner. I wondered if she knew what my mother meant, as my husband and I don’t usually use those words. We simply ask the children to pray. She did not ask what my mother meant. She just bowed her head, closed her eyes and prayed, “Heavenly Fader, thank you for your grace. Thank you for our food. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

“Thank you for your grace.”

I thought about those words over and over again. Jesus told us to pray to the father to “give us our daily bread” but often I think we miss the very fact that he is our daily bread. His spirit, his grace, is what we need for the day. Yes Lord, give us our daily bread. Give us grace for today.

The Greatest Thing to Pray

Sometimes the greatest thing to pray is “Heavenly Father, thank you for today.”