Thursday, November 29
2 Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains, 4 so that I may make it known as I should.
Prayer is crucial. It’s how we communicate with our God. Paul here says here to stay alert in prayer with not just ourselves but also in unity with others. Prayer for our families, our church, and every aspect of our lives. Paul also recognizes that His calling in His life is to make the mysteries of Christ known, this also our calling, to spread the good news.
I think it’s so easy these days to attempt to control every aspect of our lives, but sometimes we need to be reminded to let go and let God. Let God move in our lives and take control of situations where we may not know what to do. We can do this so easily by prayer, by simply handing things over to Christ in prayer and trusting Him.
Father, sometimes I struggle with turning things over to you and I pray this begins to change in my life more and more, that I can trust you in all things. I hand over my worries and give you complete control over my life.
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.