Prayer can orient our thinking, keep us in tune with God, and change our hearts. In the middle of the honking horns of Jerusalem's modern-day traffic, praying in the Garden of Gethsemane is nothing like the experience Jesus had! But no matter where you are, it is important that you come to the “garden” alone or go up on a “mountainside” alone or simply go into your prayer closet alone--just as you are--and talk to your Creator.
Matthew 14:23, ESV, "And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone."
Is giving thanks to God the last thing you think of during your seasons of trouble? It should be the first thing! Make a list of what you can give God thanks for right now and then share those things from your life with someone else. You will be amazed at the joy that comes to your heart when you tell someone of God’s wonderful works.
Psalm 9:1, 2, NIV
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
Have you ever felt that you’ve not accomplished anything important? Here at the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, do you hear God speaking to you today? “You are my beloved, my beloved child. And my love, my favor, always will rest upon you.”
Mark 1:11, NLT, You are my dearly beloved Son and you bring me great joy."
Life has changed so drastically for all of us. As we go through the various challenges of life, especially in this “new normal,” remember that we have nothing to fear. Elohim Ozer Li, which means, God is my helper, is also the sustainer of my soul. He holds up my soul, He keeps it, He supports it. How can we get through this time? With Elohim Ozer Li, God is my helper.
Psalm 54:4, NASB:
Behold God is my helper,
The LORD is the sustainer of my soul.
Jehovah-Jireh means not only that God sees but that God provides. This name of God tells me that even before we came into this unusual situation that we are all going through around the world, God saw it, and He provided for us.
Genesis 22:14: Abraham named that place "the LORD Sees" (CEB).
And Abraham called the name of that place, "The LORD-Will-Provide" (NKJV).
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