These past few days have been a weird time for the Davis household; as we wound down from the 4th of July holiday weekend and a short work week and then yet again another weekend, things have been in flux; satan is definitely working overtime…not only in our lives but in the lives of Christians and non-Christians alike.
We can see his hand working in certain situations, and his demons gleefully cavorting about when the devil gets his way; we sadly hear about rumors being spread that are total lies and untruths, and all we can do is shake our heads and pray for those people who are being used for that evil one’s ways. We hang our heads in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual exhaustion as we’re bombarded from all sides with no letup in sight.
What can we do as Christians?
And then pray.
And, for good measure, we can pray some more.
And then when we think we’re at our wit’s end…we can P-R-A-Y.
The Bible say that “the effectual fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16b). God not only asks us to; he WANTS us to pray to Him and to seek His Face. Our Heavenly Father wants us to have that close-knit, loving bond with Him; He wants us to come to Him through His Son and our Lord Jesus Christ to ask for those things that we need in our lives to make us better people for Him…more humble servants; more giving with our hearts; more loving with our words and actions…in essence…more like Jesus.
So, I ask that you pray for me to be more like Jesus; so that I would be a better person overall, and be a much more humble servant to do His Will here on earth, and to spread that love as the Great Commission tells me to. I want to be the husband to my beautiful wife Jeannie that Jesus commands me to be…just as He loves His Church, so I should love her in that same exact way. It’s all about being less of me and more like Jesus.
All of us can (and should) learn by His example.
ALL of us.
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