SEVEN PRAYERS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Week 7 – 10/05/2015
The Prayer That Says It ALL
There’s a verse in Psalms that when spoken (and meant) defines who you are as a man or woman. It not only defines you in terms of what you believe, but in terms of your identity. It defines who you are at the core of your being. It’s the verse we study with three others from Psalm 39 that says this: “Lord, my hope is in you!” This is the final prayer of seven we have studied in this series, “Seven Prayers to Change Your Life”.
Monday – We begin with talking about “one-dimensional people”, people who actually believe that they are the center of their universe. Know anyone like that? We all know, work, and possibly live with people like that. David in Psalm 39 came to the realization that God was and is the center of everything! His belief in that is reflected in his prayer from verses 4-7 from the chapter. When God is the center of our lives, everything changes!
Tuesday – Verse four says, “Lord, show me my life’s end, and the number of my days. Let me know how fleeting my life is.” That may sound depressing, but it’s actually very liberating to know that our lives have a start date and an end date. When we acknowledge that, every day takes on a special meaning. It’s a gift from God; tomorrow is a gift that we haven’t received yet!
Wednesday – David says that man is a mere phantom, as he goes to and fro. A better word than phantom for us in 2015 is the word “shadow”. There’s nothing more temporary than our shadow! It’s a great word picture of our lives. There is nothing permanent about our lives on this earth. Any permanence in our lives is always connected to the Lord God Almighty.
Thursday – Even the best of friendships can be temporary. We quote a psychologist who believes Facebook has been indirectly responsible for broken friendships and strained relationships. People we thought were friends for life aren’t. Only the Lord can be ultimately depended upon! Does that speak to you and your life at all?