I’m so excited! I just love it when this happens. This morning during my quiet time, I came to a passage of Scripture that illustrated yesterday’s post so perfectly. Later, while reading another book, I came across another thought that did the same. Coincidences like this just have to be shared!
First, the Scripture passage:
“‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.'” –Psalm 91:14-16
The Bible doesn’t name the author of this particular Psalm, but he had touched God’s heart. God saw that this person loved Him and wasn’t afraid to acknowledge God’s name. God responded by blessing him with rescue, protection, answered prayer, His presence, deliverance, honor, long life, and salvation. God has different blessings for different people; He knows best what we need. But when our prayers come from a loving and sincere heart, God takes notice and responds.
“Times with your tween daughter can be bonding times that help you focus on your relationship and convey the message that you are excited your daughter is growing up.” -An Arp Adage from She’s Almost a Teenager by Peter and Heather Larson and David and Claudia Arp, p. 16
What does a parenting insight have to do with prayer? When I read this quote, I couldn’t help but rewrite it: Times with God can be bonding times that help us focus on our relationship. They give Him the opportunity to convey the message that He is excited that we are growing up.
Prayer is so much more than talking to God about what we want and what we’d like to see Him do in our world. Prayer is enjoying an ever-deepening relationship with our loving God.
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