Recently I did a marathon of errands. I usually have a list of errands to do in a trip, so I can be more efficient. As I drove down the road and stopped into Target, a variety of thankfulnesses came to mind: “Thank You for the errands I can get done. Thank You I can walk. Thank You for money to buy groceries. Thank You for clean water.” These are all little, everyday things in my life. But they would not be so little if I didn’t have them! With this burst of thankfulness came a burst of energy. My day is full of good gifts!
God is the Source of all good things! All things are from Him, through Him, and to Him (Rom 11:36). And prayer is how we stay connected to Him throughout our days. He is the One who causes the tree to bear fruit or turn colors; the tree does not try hard to do this. Similarly, when we stay close to God in dependence, He accomplishes things in our lives. Continue reading “Prayer is Dependence”
A friend asked me recently, “how do you read Scripture…?” The first thing that came to mind is that I read it relationally and for the heart. In relationship, we come to know another and be known.
God desires relationship with us (take a peek at my previous post, Love is Relational, for more on this). And as we grow in relationship with God, knowing Him and His love for us, we naturally grow in loving and relating with people.