My Grace-Full Life

6.3.17 Prayer Prompt: NOT for Emergencies Only

PRAYER PROMPT ••• How often do you take notice of a fire hydrant?
They are so commonplace in our landscape that we often look right past them.
However, if there is a fire, we are beyond grateful for its existence and close proximity!
This small, seemingly insignificant tool can save us from significant loss.
So today, I have two questions to consider…
1) Are there overlooked people in your life?
And 2) Do you treat Jesus with a passing acknowledgement of His existence but only call on Him during a time of crisis?
Now, with those two questions out there, I go to scripture.
Let’s start with the first point.
Luke 16:19-31 tells the parable of the rich man and the poor man who went to heaven.
In life, the rich man ignored the suffering of the poor man, but in death, the rich man begged for mercy.
My purpose in bringing this up is simple – everyone has value.
Proverbs 22:2 says, “The rich and poor have this in common: The Lord made them both.”
Let’s pray about seeing people around us and acknowledging them… let’s pray that we don’t let them blend into the landscape.
Now, let’s move on to the second, and far more important point…
Are we ignoring God until there’s a moment of crisis?
Expecting Him to be there when we are facing an emergency?
Jesus said in Matthew 10:33, “But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.”
It’s a legit response.
Have you ever had a friend who only called when they need something?
What kind of friendship is that?
Let Jesus be a part of your every moment!
Today, as you pray, ask God to stay close to you, to remind your heart that you need Him in all things, not just in an emergency!
Ask Jesus to help you draw close to Him and show you how to be a friend to Him…
He’s already proven He’s a friend to you.
NOTE: Feel free to comment, but these prayer prompts are meant to be between you and God. Matthew 6:6 — But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 

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