Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy Friday! I am at my sister's house, so I thought I would check out the blog. I found the following on Hannah Sobeski's Caring Bridge site and wanted to share it with you. I look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday several times! :) You know I love you!

Prayer: An Exchange
ISAIAH 40:31 NKJBut those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Time is precious. Our lives are full. Life is busy. Many of us think we are too busy to spend time in regular daily prayer. But is that a wise choice?

In the Scripture passage above, the literal meaning is "those who look to the Lord expectantly will exchange strength." Prayer is an exchange of strength. God offers to exchange what He has for what we have. As we spend time looking to Him, this exchange takes place.

What strength does God have? Wisdom. Understanding. Insight. Guidance. Favor. Influence. Health. Everything we need!

When you give your time to God, He reciprocates by giving His time to you. He goes ahead of you and makes your way smooth, giving you favor and guidance so you can walk in victory.

God will give you ideas as you wait on Him. Ideas of how to do things better.

You may think you don't have anything God would want. But God wants your love and your trust. As a human, you also have God-delegated authority on Earth, especially as a member of the Body of Christ.

Exchanging the little strength you have for the strengths of God is a great trade!

Don't miss this wonderful benefit!