My friend, may I ask you a question? When you approach God with your “fix-it” prayers, are you skeptical that He can fix it even when it seems impossible? Are your prayers at best half-hearted and not really believing that the seemingly impossible is easy for God?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.
The neat thing about being a parent sometimes, especially of younger kids, is the fact that sometimes we can be miracle workers. My kids are all grown up now and pretty much know how limited my “magical” powers are. But, there was a day when they were younger when they had pretty high expectations of dad. When something broke there was more than one time that a little hand pushed the broken toy into my hand with the utmost assurance that dad could and would fix it. Often times I could and the “miracles” continued at least for a few years. The marvelous part of all of this was not that I had the skills to fix their little broken toys. The real marvel was how faithful they were in believing it. Children aren’t born skeptical. They learn it over time.
When you approach God with your “fix-it” prayers, are you skeptical that He can fix it even when it seems impossible? Are your prayers at best half-hearted and not really believing that the seemingly impossible is easy for God?
Here’s a story from an unnamed author: “Two days after our wedding, we arrived at our honeymoon spot along a California Beach. We went down the cliff path to the beach and tossed a Frisbee back and forth for a while. Towards the end of dinner that evening my wife took a look at my left hand and asked, “Where’s your wedding ring? It must have come off when we were throwing the Frisbee.” We hurried down to the beach and prayed. “God, please help us to find the ring.” Our search availed nothing. Next morning we continued our search on the beach, but a high tide had completely washed over everything. I told my wife it was hopeless. I sat down cross-legged on the beach and I bowed my head and there, right between my legs, was my ring. I remember crying out loud and we both praised our Lord. We wrote the whole story in the sand so everyone going there that day would see that God really does answer prayer. (Chris Geary)
God does the impossible daily. The miraculous and impossible are routine for our God. There is no hopelessness when a believer presents His requests before God. How can there be when anything that we ask for is possible with God? He fixes what we break and the truly marvelous part about that is this: no matter how old we get, we can always believe in His power to do it. With God, there is never a need to learn to be skeptical. His “magic” really does fix anything.
We pray. Heavenly Father, you are faithful in all things. Your promises endure forever, and there is no limit to your miracles. In your hands all things are possible. You are the one who conquered death and made a place for us in heaven. May we never cease to sing your praise. In Jesus name we pray. Amen! (https://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/your-daily-prayer/a-prayer-for-god-to-do-the-impossible-your-daily-prayer-may-24-2017.html–adapted)
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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