Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday Prayer Meetin'

Matthew 10:27-31
27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.
28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Some days we just don't feel like getting out of bed. What's the point? The sun might be shining, but the world looks pretty gloomy from our point of view. Everyone seems to be out to get us, no one cares about our problems and there is no sympathetic ear to listen to our complaints. The best thing to do is crawl further under the covers, curl up in a ball and have a good cry. After all, nobody will miss us anyway! I think we all have days like this once in a while. Days when nothing in life is going our way and we feel discouraged and hopeless. Days when we feel like we don't matter.
Fortunately, this couldn't be further from the truth! Each one of us matters. Someone DOES care. He knows your fears, your doubts and your pain. He loves you JUST as you are! No, I'm not talking about Dr. Phil! Big surprise here...hold onto your hats! I'm talking about God.
Why do we matter to God? Why would God love us? Well...certainly not because we're all such wonderful people! We mess up, make mistakes, hurt each other, ignore God, even decide He doesn't exist! If we're honest with ourselves, we're all pretty rotten! We don't really deserve the love of a Holy God. So...why does He love us, then?
Because God IS love. He created us, we belong to Him, and He knows us each individually. He cares about EVERY person, and He knows every hair on your head! (And how many just went down the shower drain and whether or not they're really supposed to be blond!) He doesn't just care for the ones who have been saved or the ones who behave beautifully in public, or the ones who are pretty and cheerful and don't cuss at the bank teller! He loves YOU! You sitting there with no make-up and dirty hair, drinking your second cup of coffee and wishing your kids would give you five minutes of peace! Did you read that passage up there? You're way more important than birds. Or flowers. He loves you.
So what? So get out from under the covers, stop whining and get your butt in gear today. Open the blinds, let some sun in, and put a smile on your face. You matter to the most important Being in the universe.
And because He loves you, you can tell Him your concerns! Whether you want to share them here or not. If you do hve a request that you'd like us to pray for, then you can leave them in the comments as always.
I would like to ask you to pray for little Landen again. His mama will be texting me soon to let me know the exact date, but he is going to be having surgery on his little tummy and esophagus ASAP. Something involving the cutting of muscles and enlarging of the hole in the bottom of his stomach and I'm not really sure what all is going to happen, but I know he and his family could use your prayers. As soon as I know more, I will update!