By Kathleen Brewer
“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it’s for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord’s thought? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that He needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! AMEN.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” (ROMANS 11:33-12:2 )
Some questions have gone through my mind after reading this passage. When we pray A) who do we picture in our mind that we our praying to? B) How much time do we take to praise God for who He is? C) Do we ask God or plead with God for needs of self or others, or do we simply present our want list telling God what should happen? D) Do we spend time praying for those who do not know Christ. E) Do we ask God to show us things that need to change in our lives.
Last week I read a devotional where I was reminded that I needed to release the care and safety of a loved one over to God. At first thought I was sure that wasn’t an issue. Then after thought and prayer I realized it was. This scripture reminds us that God is all wise, He has all knowledge and everything we have exists by Him. This has helped me review my prayer habits to give God the honor He deserves.