“And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.”
-2 Corinthians 9:13Continue Reading
My 6 year-old daughter, Reese, had a playdate one day with a friend. The plan was to paint on canvases with – get this- their feet! At first, both girls were unsure. They didn’t know quite what to make of it. Were their moms really telling them to make a mess? After the initial shock wore off, Reese started to squish her toes in the paint. The more she did it, the more she loved it. She added more colors. She laughed and fell over when it was slippery. Once she believed that you can paint with something other than your hands, the whole thing was such fun.
The other little girl? Refused to budge. No WAY was she going to paint with her feet. Feet were made for walking, and hands were made for painting. Because she could not open herself up to a new way of doing things, she missed out on connecting with her friend in a fun way and learning something new.
We can do the same thing with prayer. When we want God to stay in His little spot, neatly lined up next to our Bible and our prayer journal, we will miss out on all He has for us. Prayer isn’t always neat and perfectly spoken. It is messy and unruly at times. This is because we are complex creatures that were created to express ourselves in a multitude of ways, just like God.
For this last week of #theFives, I challenge you to “paint with your feet.”Continue Reading
FRIIIIDAAAAAY!!!!! Jesus is the bestest, isn’t He? He’s definitely the best prayer buddy of all.
“Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the righthand of God and is also interceding for us.”
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
-2 Chronicles 7:14