Sunday, December 28, 2008

Super Simple Sunday

Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Doors
God ALWAYS answers prayers.
It just might not be in the way we expect.
We need to pray "Lord do your will in my life"

Open Mind - Allow God to do it His way
We usually tell God what we want and how we want it done.
But we don't give our children poison just because they ask,
we know it would be harmful to them.
Same with God, He knows if it will be harmful to us.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13
A man who won the lottery turned from a kind loving family man to a lonely bitter man because the money destroyed his life.

Open Heart - Accept God's answer
When Jesus was in the Garden crying out to God,
even He said Your will be done.
If we focus on the giver not the gift,
we will realize we did get what we asked for,
maybe not in the form we expected.
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42

Open Doors - We will see Doors we never knew existed
We have all had prayers not answered that became our greatest gift.
The song by Garth Brooks,
"Sometimes God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers."
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Genesis 50:20
The devil tries to convince us God doesn't care
because it didn't happen the way we expected.


Alicia said...

Amen to that, Denise!!

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:33

luvmy4sons said...

Yes...oh yes sweet sister. His way are not our ways! But He is good all the time!

Sharon Brumfield said...

What great things to keep in mind when things get tough. There is real truth here.

Love the new header....sounds like some of the friends I have. :)

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a wonderful post! I love it. God always knows what's best for us...we just have to remember that!

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Marsha said...

Inspiring thoughts, dear one.

sailorcross said...

God is good all the time!! All the time God is good!!

You are right--our prayers are always answered--sometimes not immediately, sometimes in unexpected ways--but always in God's timing and for His higher plans and purposes.

Who are we to question this?

Have a wonderful day, Denise!!