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February 28, 2020

Prayer Reconsidered

“…besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth.” (Psalm 73:25b)

I once wrote about praying for our husbands. Within the month, the Lord taught me that I left something important out of that devotional. The list I gave is very much needed, but more than anything else we need to pray that our husbands will have an abundance of God in their lives.  

Often we find ourselves praying for success and favor more than praying for our husbands to be full of Christ. HE is all they need; if the success and favor comes, then fine. True success, though, is an intimate relationship with our precious Savior. There is not, nor should there be, anything better.  

Being convinced of this also changed the way I pray for myself and others. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we shouldn’t take our desires to our faithful and merciful God. But when we are full of Him we have little need for lots of other “stuff.” God can fill us and satisfy us like nothing else. He alone brings abundant blessings that we never even thought to pray for.  

Take a minute to think about all that Christ has brought into your life - not material blessings, but blessings that come with knowing Him. It’s overwhelming for me to ponder. Words like love, peace, joy, goodness, faithful, grace, mercy, teacher, Savior, friend, shepherd, Father, and life itself cross my mind.

Throughout scripture the Lord calls Himself “I AM.” Dear friend, HE truly IS!!!

Prayer: Lord, for those reading this, for my family, friends, and myself, I pray for nothing more than an abundance of You. Flood our lives with Your sweet presence.

Suggested Reading: Psalm 73

Amanda Knotts

Baseball Chapel
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Largo, FL 33773

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