Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. ~ Corrie Ten Boom
I know we’ve been down this path several times; both since I’ve started writing for the PCC blog and before I joined. Prayer is our telephone to God. It is our stamped envelope. It is out text message or email. And God is always on the other end ready to respond. It is us, the people who are in the midst of struggle, that hit the disconnect button before the message has a chance to come through. After all, one must think about the distance between heaven and here, the vast amount of correspondence, and then there is always the signal reception. Sometimes that too can be a bit spotty.
Your prayer is never too small.
God always hears you.
God always responds.
On God’s time.
Have you ever heard this line, “If you want to make God laugh tell him your plan?”
Daniel 10:19 – “Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.”
You are special to God.
Your request … your prayer … is special to God.
Share with God the glory of your life through the power of your prayers marked with sorrow, requests, drama, dissension and remember to add your thanks, your praise, and your “amen” to His power for He is the power within your life that will (WILL) lead you home.
Happiness is your choice.
Happiness is your conviction.
God is your light
but He can only hear you if you pray to Him
Do you know Daniel? You might because who hasn’t heard the story of Daniel and the lion. As with any person, there is always more…
Daniel 10:1 – “in the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. He understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future–times of war and great hardship.”
Daniel prepares for the vision
Daniel 10:2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks.
Daniel 10:3 I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
Today we would say that Daniel “suffered” for three weeks – 21 full days – before God gave Daniel his answers – the answers to his prayers.
And the population in Daniel’s time was far more scarce that today. Plus there was only one way to communicate – directly, no telephone operators, no cell phones – you got on your knees in the middle of a dessert and prayed. Pretty simple.
Do you understand what Daniel went through? What happened to Daniel? How did prayer change his life?