Monday, July 6, 2009

Lists

I thank God that my list of praise reports is longer than my list of prayer requests.
How often is that true with everyday conversation? How often do we speak of how bad things are going in town...in the country...in other people, instead of pointing out the good in them?
Am I alone in this?
(Did I just do that very thing? Did I defeat the purpose of my own message?)
Look at the Lord's Prayer. The Lord starts out by exalting the Holiness of Our Father, the the wonder of His Kingdom, THEN requests are made. After requests, right back into glorifying God! Two-thirds of His prayer is praise! I want to be like that!
How about you?

In HIS Service with a heart filled with praise,
Jim

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