You Need To Pray
You need to pray not because you need something but because God is so good to you. I am sure you are thankful for all the stuff God has done for you and it is always good to give Him thanks.
Many times we pray because we want something or we have a problem. It is also important to pray and thank God for all the wonderful things He has done for you. When I think about God's blessing I think about how God gave me many wonderful years of ministry in Baraboo. Was it all peaches and cream, no but He blessed and I am better for it. I am sure you have been blessed and if you think about it you have been through some tough days and God has blessed you. Stop for a moment and give Him thanks.
In the past months I have gone through a great deal of trying trials but God has blessed. I don't know why trials come into our lives except to help make us better. Many times we become bitter and it makes our live only worse. But if we pray only when we need something we miss out on the real blessing. Pray because God has been so good to you through all the trials and you have a lot to be thankful for.
I was ask by someone why I write this blog. I do it because I want to encourage or bless someone. I don't know where you are. You might be in Highland, IL where they had that funnel cloud that turned out to not be as serious as they thought. That would be something to be thankful for. You might be that person who was walking through the park and you didn't know that someone was hiding in the bushes but God distracted them and you made it safely through.
Many years ago I preached a message in Baraboo about thanking God for things that happen to you that may stress you out, slow you down, cause you grief, and so on. A few days later I was on my way to church and I got a flat tire. I stopped and thanked God for making me slow down. I was dressed for church and in clothes to change a tire. As I was getting out my tire to change it God sent someone along to help. What a blessing!! Think about it again and I am sure you can think of something that God has done to bless you. Stop and thank Him today.
Well, have a great day and I hope you will stop by again tomorrow as I hope to have something that will help you. Don't miss God's blessing because you forgot to thank Him for the ones He already gave you.