I saw a really good movie last night (and the night before that!). It is a Israeli movie called "Ushpizin". It is in Hebrew with English subtitles. It is about a modern day Jewish couple who are very poor and do not have any money to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. The movie shows the power of prayer. It was very inspiring. One of the quotes in the movie that spoke to me was:
"Whenever something is lacking, it is because you did not pray or you did not pray enough."
I realized through this film that my prayer life really needs some improvement. Am I crying out to God for the things in my life that are "lacking"? - and those things aren't always material - they could also be spiritual. Do I press into the Father with unswerving, "never-give-up" prayer? The answer is - not often enough.
Jesus tells us that we should be like little children. When my toddler wants something from me, he asks me until I respond. He does not give up or get discouraged when I say no. He keeps on asking. He always hopes and believes in his heart that if he keeps on asking, I will relent and change my mind. That says something about our attitude to God in prayer. Do we keep on asking, keep on hoping, keep on believing, despite what we see with our eyes? We need to have faith in what we do not see. We need to remember that God IS at work. He is bringing all the elements together to work and act on our behalf and for our good.
Current crafts: a bunch of jewelry! FUN, FUN, FUN!