This past week we began a Tuesday series on prayer. Specifically, we’ll look at what it means to pray better. I have admittedly been inspired by Louie Giglio’s talk series, “Prayer Re:Mix“, which has completely changed how I pray for the past few years. My hope is that you feel challenged to examine and perhaps tweak your own prayer life along the way.
Our journey moves through 3 central prayer-related fallacies:
- “Bless me”
- “Be with me”
- “Protect me”
We started with “Bless Me” and the challenge here is to simply see the truth from Scripture – especially from Ephesians 1:3-14 – that God has and will bless us. Paul says to the Church (and I paraphrase here), “you guys! Looks at what God has done in Christ for us. He’s chosen us, adopted us, redeemed us, forgiven us, lavished wisdom upon us, given us an interitance, and sealed it all within us with the Holy Spirit!”
Have you marveled at the BLESSING of all blessings today? Have thanked God for the work of Christ which purchases for us all that we could ever hope for? It’s not just stuff either. It’s a daily-and-eternal belovedness. We are his! And nothing could ever change that!
These next two weeks we’ll examine the other ways we can trust God to be with us and use us for his glory. I hope you’ll chat with Jessica or myself…or each other…about what you’re learning.
You ARE blessed. Now go be a blessing for HIM.