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Just Ask

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

“This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven while we were with him on the holy mountain. Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable. You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”(2 PETER 1:17-19)

What an amazing message! I think of all the times I have gone without something I desperately wanted to be. I can think of several situations that are sitting on my heart right now, my dad’s non-specified fevers for one, which I have not taken to God for resolution. How foolish am I, to not even ask, let alone ask persistently, for God’s help!

 

I often remember that God knows what is in my heart, and I know that to be true. However, I do not link that fact to one other in which is inextricably tied: God gave each of us free will, free will to make our own decisions and to learn from our mistakes. When considering these two truths together, it only makes sense that God wants us to ask for His help, to lean on Him for all of our needs. Wow! All I need to do is ask Him!


Provider God,

Remind me, always, to bring my concerns to You.

You have shown me that You will answer if only I ask.

Move me to pray with confidence.

In the name of the Your Son,

who came to earth and showed that Your love is for all. Amen.


Danielle Hamann
Public Policy Analyst, Avera

DANIEL 7:9-10, 13-14 ● PSALM 97:1-2, 5-6, 9 ● 2 PETER 1:16-19 ● LUKE 9:28B-36

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