Pastor\'s Prayer Partners
Good Morning! In less than a week, our whole "way of life and sense of normalcy" has been greatly altered by a tiny little virus that we could not have seen coming. In one week, all activities, events, travel and even trips to the grocery store have been affected. For those of us that like to think we have some sense of control over our lives, this is most frustrating to say the least.
Perhaps, the reality is this, "we really control nothing!" We make our plans and set our agendas with little thought of whether or not these plans are in accordance with God's plans. We forecast our 5 year plan, our 10 year plan, our retirement plan and so on. Yet often we fail to recognize the blessing of today!
Today is a gift from God! It comes to us from His good hand. It contains challenges and blessings, it is lived out in 24 hours, or 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. This morning my mind has been thinking about April/May/June; how long will this coronavirus last? I received an email from our dear Brother Tucker in the UK, having to cancel his visit with us in May.
Can I predict "how long?" No, I am not a scientist, or prophet. I am simply trying to steady my mind and thoughts on today. Today the sun is shining, the birds are singing, I am breathing, God is reigning!
So let me encourage you this morning to pray the Lord's Prayer and remember the blessing of today!
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Amen, and may God bless you this day!