April 11, Today’s thought – God Listens

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Good Morning
You and I live in a loud world.
To get someone’s attention is no easy task.
But when someone’s willing to silence
everything else so he can hear us clearly,
it’s a privilege.
A rare privilege indeed!
You can talk to God because God listens.
Your voice matters in heaven.
He takes you very seriously.
No need to fear that you’ll be ignored.
Even if you stammer or stumble,
even if what you have to say impresses no one,
it impresses God—
and He listens.
Intently.
Carefully.

Your prayer on earth activates God’s power in heaven,
and Scripture says,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  Matthew 6:10

Your prayers are honored as precious jewels.
You may not understand the mystery of prayer.
You don’t need to.
But this much is clear:
Actions in heaven begin when someone prays on earth.
What an amazing thought!

Max Lucado from The Great House of God

Begin an ‘action in Heaven’ . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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April 4, Today’s thought – Let God

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Good Morning

I’m more a landlubber than a sailor,
but I’ve puttered around in a bass boat
enough to know the secret for finding land in a storm.
You don’t aim at another boat.
You certainly don’t stare at the waves.
You set your eyes on an object unaffected by the wind,
a light on the shore,
and go straight toward it.
You see, the light is unaffected by the storm.

In seeking God, you do the same.
You focus on “a cut above” any storm life may bring.
Like Job, you find peace in the pain.
Like Job, you cover your mouth and be still.

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

A command with a promise. Be still.
Cover your mouth.
Bend your knees.
And, as a result, you will know that I am God.

Be still.
Be quiet.
Be open and willing.
Let God be God.

Max Lucado ~~The Great House of God

Looking unto Jesus. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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April 2, Today’s thought – The Heavens Declare

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Good Morning

I remember knowing kids whose fathers were quite successful.
One was a judge. The other a prominent physician.
I attended church with the son of the mayor.
“My father has an office at the courthouse,” he could claim.
Guess what you can claim?
“My Father rules the universe!””

Scripture says,

“The heavens declare the glory of God and the skies announce what his hands have made.” Psalm 19:1

Nature is God’s workshop.
The sky is his resume.
You want to know who God is?
See what he has done.
You want to know his power?
Take a look at his creation.

How vital that we pray,
armed with the knowledge that God is in heaven.
Pray with any lesser conviction
and your prayers are timid, shallow, and hollow.
But spend some time walking in the workshop of the heavens.
Seeing what God has done—
seeing what your Father has done
and watch how your prayers are energized!

Max Lucado~~The Great House of God

This is my Father’s world,
and to my listening ears
all nature sings, and round me rings
the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
his hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad!
Maltbie D. Babcock

Scan the heavens . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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