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What to Ask For?

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Proverbs 8:11
Wisdom is worth much more than precious jewels or anything else you desire.

I’ll be honest, when I first started praying, I had no idea what I should be asking God for. Sometimes, I still need a little direction when it comes to talking with Him.

What about you?

Let me pass along this small piece of advice. Above all else, ask God for wisdom. Like the verse above says, it’s valuable. Really valuable.

I mean, think about it for a minute, and it makes sense. We need wisdom to make the right choices in life. We need wisdom to avoid making the wrong ones. Wisdom is where it all begins.

So, just wanted to put it out there if you’ve never known what to pray – or, even if you do. Seek wisdom.

God will take you where you need to go – it never hurts to ask him what the best way is to get there. 🙂

Have a great day!

Faith vs. Feelings

‘You can feel 1,000 ways in 30 days about the same thing.’
-Joyce Meyer

So true.

Are you giving your feelings more power than they should have? Are you basing the choices you make on feelings? Do you feel overwhelmed or trapped by your feelings?

If you are, I have some news for you. You’re not alone. Been there, done that.

Problem is, living our lives according to our feelings is a risky and often potentially harmful course to set. Feelings are so fickle. The quote above illustrates that. They are, as the language reads in many event schedules, ‘subject to change’ and chances are they will prove to be misleading in the process.

Yet, we give so much credit to our feelings. It’s so easy to let feelings lead the way. But, let me suggest something else. Base the decisions you make for your life on the truths contained in this book, and…

…let faith guide you through the maze that is life here on Earth.

You will still experience difficulties. Things will still go wrong. Stuff will still happen that won’t make sense. You may still get hurt. You won’t get everything you want. Life won’t magically become perfect.

But, what will happen is you’ll find a sense of peace you’ve never known before toward the circumstances of your life. Those hard times may still come, but you’ll have the strength to face them and do so in a way you never thought possible.

You’ll still have your feelings and emotions, but you won’t be basing your life on what they tell you to do. You’ll be living by faith, not feelings.

If you never have before, I encourage you to open up this wonderful book sometime. If it’s been a while, let me encourage you to get back into it. There is so much truth in there.

Have a great day.

1 Peter 1
5You have faith in God, whose power will protect you until the last day. Then he will save you, just as he has always planned to do. 6On that day you will be glad, even if you have to go through many hard trials for a while. 7Your faith will be like gold that has been tested in a fire. And these trials will prove that your faith is worth much more than gold that can be destroyed. They will show that you will be given praise and honor and glory when Jesus Christ returns. 8You have never seen Jesus, and you don’t see him now. But still you love him and have faith in him, and no words can tell how glad and happy 9you are to be saved. That’s why you have faith.

Promises, Promises

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Oh, this one can be a tough one, can’t it? I’m reminded of that one 80s song with the same title as this blog post…

“You made me promises, promises knowing I’d believe. Promises, promises you knew you’d never keep.”

Too often as people, we make promises that we can’t, or sometimes don’t even intend to keep. Big ones, little ones. I’ve done it. Chances are, you’ve done the same.

And, what happens when we do this? Nothing good, that’s for sure. Promises get broken and then the damage comes.

Trust can be damaged and lost. People can get hurt. Like I was saying, nothing good.

The verse in the photo above was today’s daily selection on the Bible website I check every morning. There are certain verses that really just have a way of making you think, and this one falls into that category.

So, just a reminder today to also think…before you make a promise. Are you willing to commit to fulfilling that promise? Are you even able to fulfill it?

Those are questions you need to ask yourself and make sure you have a good answer to *before* making the promise, because…

It’s better not to make a promise at all than to make one and not keep it.

Have a great day, everyone.