Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday in the Word.

can you see the dusting of snow?


John 14:12-14
 
12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

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As I was making coffee this morning, filling the carafe with water in the dim morning light, I realized that it was Wednesday. I whispered a quick prayer, "Lord...what do you want me to share today?" Quietly, in my heart, I heard the word, "glorify". I looked up some bible passages...and knew instantly that this was the one.

It's beautiful...

I would recommend reading it in context, however. We don't want to make the mistake of looking at Jesus like he's a genie in a bottle. Our wish is not His command. It's important that we stay in line with Him...that we see ourselves as His tools in this world...we are His hands and feet. As followers of Christ we want to be in His will...and so when we pray something, ask for something...we can know that He hears our prayers, and if it's in His will, if it's GOOD for us, if it's going to lead us down the straight and narrow path that He's paved for us...then He "will do it."

6 comments:

Chris said...

Amen! I always wrestle with His will vs. my will. I often smack my head with my hand to remember that He knows what is best. I don't have the knowledge to decide the best path, but I can keep praying for His will and my acceptance~ :-) Thanks for this post!

ThyHandHathProvided said...

Amen.

dmoms said...

yes, this is so important to remember. Not my will but His.

Nancy said...

beautiful picture, beautiful verse.

something that has been coming to my mind quite often over the past couple of weeks is, "remember to say thank you for answered prayers." something i need to be more diligent about.

Kelly said...

Does anyone else have trouble holding still and being quiet long enough to ask Him what He wants? I know I do! I forget to ask before starting something if it's what He wants, but then find myself asking His help/blessing after the fact.

nadia said...

gorgeous!