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Prayer For January 3rd

January 3, 2015

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Hello, Friends! Here is the prayer for today…

Our Father,

As we start out in this  new year,  there are  many things that we would like to change and replace in our lives and many things that we would never wish to change…things that are comfortable and bring us a sense of security. Most of us are creatures of habit and we can be like a child, clinging tightly to a favorite worn out toy or old worn out blanket. Sometimes we don’t want to give up something good, for the promise of something better. May we always be mindful Lord, that your ways are not our ways. You always have a greater plan envisioned for us than we can see for ourselves. If you take something from our hands, it is for a purpose. Help us to remember that you only give good gifts to your children and your heart’s desire is to protect, provide and care for us as your children.
There are many examples in nature that parallel our lives and one is the pruning of vines and trees in winter. You compare yourself to a vine dresser and we are the vines. We see how trees and vines are cut back to ugly stumps, limbs and roots. It can seem illogical to us to so harshly trim these things so they can bear more fruit. But we see each spring and summer that it was a wise thing to do when we see more foliage and more fruit than the season before. As it is in nature, so it is in our lives as well. You are never content to leave us the same, because you love us too much. You always want more  for us…more than we can imagine is possible, especially when it comes to spiritual things. Sometimes you cut out diseased things that keep us from being the best we can be, and sometimes you remove even good things to replace them with something better. Change can be hard, but you are always good. Each season is necessary in nature and in our lives.Help us as we move forward in this new year, to learn to trust you more. We will never understand all of your ways this side of heaven, but we don’t need to understand to follow…just as we expect our children to trust us even when they can’t understand our reasons or motives, we need to trust you with childlike faith.

We love you, Lord and we thank you in advance for all you have planned for us. Have your way with us that we may bear much good fruit for your Kingdom. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Blessings be upon you today!

Much love in Him,
Debbie

(c) Debbie  Kay, Hope For The Broken Hearted

 

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