Distanced Socializing Devotional- 10
Our Saturday devotion was prepared by Deb Ruhrdanz, a member of Christ UMC and a member of our Church Trustees.
Scripture – 1 John 5:14-15
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
I like the song “Unanswered Prayers” by Garth Brooks. Even though it is a country song, I reflect on how God really does know what our heart desires and what is best for us. Sometimes it is hard to understand. I found this verse a couple of years ago.
“I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom and God gave me brawn and brains to work.
I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for patience and God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait.
I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted but I received everything I needed.
Guess all my prayers were answered!”
I for one am glad that I have had unanswered prayers I wouldn’t have my wonderful spouse, son or in-laws, great daughter-in-law, darling grandchildren, a job I love, a faith community that makes me have a stronger faith, or the many opportunities I have had over my life time. We all need to be strong in our faith and listen to what God has in store for us!
Dear God. Let me listen more and ask for less because you know what I need in order to be stronger. Amen.
Due to the coronavirus, we will not have regular worship services at Christ United Methodist Church and ConnectioN Point for this coming Sunday, March 29th. Instead, we will have a streaming worship service via Facebook Live at 11 am.
The streaming worship service will include music, prayer, and a short homily. If you miss the service on Sunday morning, you can access it later on Facebook as well as our church webpages, https://www.christumclinc.org for Christ United Methodist and https://www.connectionpointlnk.org/ for ConnectioN Point.