Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011

EKG Devotional Day 35

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’"  Matthew 6:9-13

When a family sent their youngest daughter off to college it was a traumatic experience for each of them. They made sure she had her own cell phone and that first semester phone bill was higher than the tuition. She called one of her parents every day. Sometimes both of them and each time the phone rang they would wonder, "What is it she needs? Is she okay? Is she ill? Does she have good news to share or will it be a problem she is facing?"

One conversation went like this, "How are you doing, Honey?"


"Need money?"


"Is everything okay, Sweetie?"

"Yes, Dad, it's great! I love college!"

"Good! Why are you calling?"

"Daddy, I just wanted to tell you I love you!"

Guess what that father did? He went that day and bought her a better cell phone plan - unlimited minutes and no roaming charges - hopng for more calls like that one!

Here's what you need to understand. The Sovereign Creator of the universe has given you a cell phone - unlimited minutes, any time, anywhere, no raoming carges. He said, "Listen, I'm always here for you."

Imagine. The Sovereign King of the universe chooses to communicate with the people in His kingdom.

Why is it you experience greater security and less worry by knowng that with a cell phone you can reach those you love and they can reach you quickly?

Why is it then you don't pray more often?