Praying to our Beautiful Creator God 

Matthew 6:13 (MSG) : “Our Father in heaven,  Reveal who you are.   Set the world right;    Do what’s best—    as above, so below.   Keep us alive with three square meals.   Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.   Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.  You’re in charge!  You can do anything you want!   You’re ablaze in beauty! Yes. Yes. Yes.”

May we be convicted to pray often and hard, full of faith that God, our Creator, is doing what is best.  He is in charge and we are connected to Him in prayer. Pray scripture and see the eyes of the heart enlightened by God.  Our hearts are created to say “yes!” to Him.  Our daily needs are met in Him: safety, food, forgiveness, health, hope and future provision.  Ask Him to fulfill present and future needs.  Thank Him for fulfilling past prayers.  As Jesus taught us to pray to His Father, let us believe God’s Will will be done.  He is ablaze with beautiful light and fills us with goodness now and forever.  All glory to God!  

Photo: Banff National Park, Canada

  

Ask, Seek, Knock 

Matthew 7:7-8 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

There are 2 important aspects to this scripture:  our persevering faith and God’s powerful love.  We must persevere in asking our loving Father to fulfill the desires He has placed on our heart.  We must persevere in seeking His loving will for our lives — like searching for a treasure buried in a field. And, we must persevere in knocking – in other words, taking action – to experience the love and provision of God,  who waits patiently for His children to act in faith and receive Him.  Ask, seek and knock by faith for the blessing of God’s love!

Photo: Belem, Portugal