Everyone I know has problems! Live life long enough and you are sure to get them! In our own strength we can never live a “problem free” life. But if we will learn to do our part, then we can discover how God can turn our problems into great possibilities for blessing!
Proverbs 3:5-6 says: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
This verse says that we are responsible for three things: Trusting the Lord with all of our heart, acknowledging Him in all ways and not leaning on our own understanding. When we do our part, then God is sure to do His!
God’s part is that He will make our paths straight! We need to put our energy into our part, trusting that God will take care of His part! So much of the time we focus our energy and effort into the wrong things. Stop trying to do God’s part, do you part and you will be amazed at how He can and will work in your life!
Do you ever have problems? Are your problems bigger than what you can handle? Do your problems sometimes just seem to wipe you out? What is the biggest thing that you can do to help yourself? The Answer: Ask For Help!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
In this Scripture God makes a promise that if we will do our part, then He will do His part! What is our part? Very simply put – Our part is to call out to God! We need to take and make time to pray – to really pray!
God promises that if we do our part, then He will do His part. What is God’s Part? He promises to tell us great and mighty things that we do not know! Not only will God respond to our prayers, but He will tell us great things. He will tell us and show us many things that we could never have known on our own.
There is so much that we do not know and there are many answers that our lives is in search of. We will find these answers by taking time with our Creator – time to talk and to listen!
What do you say when you pray? A lot of times when we think about prayer our focus becomes on our side of the conversation. Prayer is conversation and conversation is about talking and listening! Both are important and both deserve our attention and willingness to learn!
Luke 11:1-4 tells us: “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2He said to them, “When you pray, say:” ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. 3Give us each day our daily bread. 4Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. “
Notice who we are to talk and listen to – Our Father God.
Second you will discover what we are to pray – We are to pray for God’s will!
Next, we are to ask God for our daily bread – Trusting that He will provide for our needs!
We tend to forget that we are sinners – And this is why it is important that we ask God for His forgiveness. We are really not free to ask for what we are not willing to give, so if you want forgiveness, then it is important that you give forgiveness!
And we should ask God to help us to stay away from temptations! They seem to always be knocking at our door!
When you have a conversation today – use this as a guide to make sure that you talk about and listen for the right things!