This morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” I feel like I’ve been “with Christ in the School of Prayer!” Here’s a few thoughts from my time with Him today taken from Luke 11:1-13. (I encourage you to read that passage for yourself in your Bible today!)
Can you imagine being one of Jesus’ followers and watching and hearing Him pray? It would be awesome! Incredibly impressive!
He didn’t leave us to flounder in our praying – frustrated that we might not be doing it correctly or effectively! In fact, I want to be sure to use “the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray” as the pattern for my praying!
I have a list of things – good things, God-pleasing things – I’ve been praying for and about! I been praying for them often – I’ve been praying for them daily… based upon this “word of encouragement” from the Lord I WILL NOT STOP! I WILL KEEP ON ASKING, SEEKING, KNOCKING until I receive what I’ve been praying for! It is HIS WORD that encourages me – yes, even challenges me – to keep on doing that!
As a human father, I’ve always tried to give “good gifts” to my children – sometimes I’ve succeeded, other times I’m afraid I’ve failed! But our Heavenly Father is a “good, good, Father” – We can bring our requests to Him with confidence! He knows what is best for us! He has promised to give “good gifts” (and the Holy Spirit is one of “His BEST gifts!) to His children!
Don’t know about you, but I’m going to keep praying… to my Heavenly Father in Jesus’ name!