Prayer that is intentional teaches us to better know our desires
Today is my first day on the new job. I’m excited, happy, and nervous altogether! It may be a small part time job, but I take it seriously.
I received my first work email(eek!). I was able to e-meet the rest of the PFK Crowdfunding Auxiliary Team, and, to my surprise, I found my name listed as #3 with the title “Bre Balingit: PFK executive assistant.” It made me nervous to see my name in the mix with the rest of the team whose titles are creative directer(hulu), media director, digital project producer, etc
They’re just “titles” right?
These two scriptures have been my prayers….
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7
Every good and perfect gift is from above
In the book of James, the Bible tells us that we should wait for God’s promises like a farmer waits for his harvest. Now, I’ve never seen a farmer plant a crop and then worry night and day about whether or not it’s going to come up. He doesn’t lose sleep thinking, “Oh, I hope that my corn is going to take root. Please, God, let my corn bring a harvest.” No, he waits with confidence, knowing that the harvest will come. He does his part, and he knows that seed will produce a good crop.
In the same way, we should wait confidently for the promises of God. We have to stand firm on His Word. It’s not enough to just hope that your situation is going to turn around. Instead of the attitude, “I hope I get well,” have the attitude of confidence and say, “Thank You, Lord, that I am getting well.” Start waiting like the farmer. Wait with a knowing. Wait with confidence. Be sure that as you put God’s Word into practice, just like the farmer, you will see that harvest of blessing in your own life in return.