Thursday, July 17, 2008

fabric of relationship

Just as threads woven together form fabric useful for clothing, so prayers exchanged with Heaven make a fabric of relationship with the Lord.  I was struck during a devotional time this week with Philippians 4:6,7  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  As I thought about the passage it occurred that anxiety should lead to prayer, which encourages a thankful attitude as we lay our needs before God.  Interestingly, this passage doesn't address how the prayers are answered.  Instead it expresses how the result of prayer is God's amazing peace and presence providing protection and security through the active work of Jesus in our lives.  It seems that the difficulties of daily living should thrust us before the Lord to allow Him the opportunity to show us His love.  He takes our difficulties and gives us the delight of Himself.



Rob Smith

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