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Daily Devo- Prayer A Way of Life

Our prayer life and spirituality should not be separated from our day to day happenings. We should be taking what we read in the Bible and our discoveries during prayer time with us through-out the day. Remembering what God has taught us through His word- relaying on His promises- trusting Him in every aspect of our life.

He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

John 14:21

After reading Luke 24:13-32 you will see that there is not a lot known about the two who walked the path from Jerusalem to Emmaus. However, it is very clear that they are having internal conflict from a lack of understanding of their circumstances.

Jesus approached the two men and drew near to them when they had a human or earthly need to understand. Jesus wants to be among our earthly circumstances- to be the first one we run to- to carry on a dialogue with us. We are called to make Jesus and our prayer life a priority -NOT a last resort.

Luke 24:17-24

The two men explained in detail what was causing their internal conflict. They expressed their lack of understanding of life’s circumstances and their frustration from the hopes and dreams being crushed.

This is very similar to the way we feel when we pray and cry out to God but do not get the answers that we want- when we want them- or how we want them.

Part of being human means we can only see our circumstances and struggles through a small key hole compared to the whole picture that God see’s. Jesus wants us to express our concerns- to take our burdens to Him- to cast our cares upon Him as we process what is happening in our life.

Often times when we read the Bible and search for answers during times of tragedy we can’t make sense of what it is trying to teach us. This is because during difficult and pressing times we have a very limited perspective- looking for a solution for an apparent tragedy.

Prayer

Heavenly Father,

You are our light in the darkness- You care for us even when we aren’t making You a priority- You are always near to me in times of need. Lord, I confess that I tend to get wrapped up in the “tragedy” and go searching for solutions instead of bringing the problems to Your feet. Lord, forgive me for not keeping You as a priority in my life. I am thankful you are a forgiving and merciful Father. Lord, help me to remember what You have taught me- remember that we are only seeing our circumstances through a key hole compared to the whole picture that You see. Lord, help me to lay my problems at Your feet and to put all my hope, faith, and trust in You. In Jesus mighty name I pray.

Amen

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