Luke 11:11-13 NKJV
11"What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
Our Pastor spoke of this today. How often do we not think about all that He has to offer. It's quite simple actually. All we have to do is follow His words. All we have to do when in need is to ASK.
Pastor Ken also spoke about prayer. About how many actually know how to pray. Getting intimate with our Father is okay. It is okay to call Him daddy. As Pastor Ken said, a majority of people when we talk to our dads don't call them Father; it's usually daddy or dad. Do we pray from the heart or do we make it this all out formal deal? It's important to remember that God knows our hearts, so why not just be ourselves and talk to Him.
I have to admit, I always worried about how I prayed. I thought it had to be certian words used, you had to be able to quote scriptures, you had to know the Bible inside out. But it doesn't need to be some intricate all out mini book.
Prayer is so important. We should be doing it often. Along with prayer;listening for His voice. Listen to what He places on our hearts. Our Dad is a an all caring wonderful God that is always there for us. How good is that?