How amazing is it that our Father in heaven knows what we need before we ask”? Our prayers to Him just confirm our needs to ourselves…we aren’t delivering new information to the one who knows everything…

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask. When you pray, don’t talk on and on as people do who don’t know God. They think God likes to hear long prayers. Don’t be like them.” (Matthew 6:8-7)

God invites us to relationship..humility…the emptying of ourselves to be filled up with the Holy Spirit. Interestingly, the goal of meditation is to empty your mind and search within yourself for knowledge.  God tells us he is the author of all true wisdom and knowledge. The secret to joy and strength? Focus on God and not yourself. Worship your creator freely, with joy and abandon.

“But I will sing about your strength, my God, and I will celebrate because of your love. You are my fortress, my protection in times of trouble. I will sing your praises! You are my mighty fortress, and you love me.”

Impossibly, improbably…the creator of all things in the world’s past, your present and mankind’s future…loves YOU!”

In a personal side note, I sell pillow covers online. Three mailed to Texas February 21st in a priority envelope did not arrive two weeks later. Out of earthly hope, I refunded the $46.00 — but prayed to the One who knows where everything is for their safe return. Nothing. I keep praying. We are told to worry about nothing but pray about everything…even the “small” things. My customer emailed me March 18th — almost a month later — the pillow covers have miraculously been delivered to her home that day. God truly does care about the small details of our lives. We are both filled with joy. What was once lost has been found.

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