Wednesday, May 27, 2015

take heart

today's readings: 2 Sam 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalm 119:65-80, Proverbs 16:4-5

i love both the OT and NT reading today. David repents... and he begs God not to kill his son. but God does take his son, and he immediately gets up and worships God. that's faith. that's trust. and notice what he tells his servants... "i can't bring my son back... but I will go to him one day." David is quite the amazing example, even when he sins, he shows us how to repent.

and Jesus says one of my all time fav things today. it sums up our lives in one little verse. in this world, we will have trouble. but, my friends... take heart. He has overcome the world. so much richness in that one little verse.

and He tells His disciples, and us, that whatever we ask for, in His name, God will give us. so let's ask Him for boldness... and for direction... to pray for the things that need to happen in this world. let's ask for wisdom. let's ask for His presence in our lives. let's ask for His will to be done on earth, as it is in heaven. these are all things He will always say "yes" to. so let's ask!

God, please give me wisdom and boldness to pray for the things you want to happen, in my life and in this world.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Well, you summed up the OT& NT beyond my ability soooooooo......amen. Oh one little comment, David and company is so much more interesting/entertaining/astounding as I read it again. The most profound message is Gods love for us, just repent/be sorry and His mercy knows no end. There is consequences for poor decision but God will not kill us, just turn away from evil and He forgives.