Our Steps are Numbered

I often check my iPhone health app to see how many steps I’ve taken. (My record so far is 21,932 steps.)

So I paused to reflect when I read this: “Does not he see my ways and number all my steps?” (Job 31:3).

I’m learning to check in with God to see if my steps and my ways have pleased him.

Ask for Wisdom

I often pray for wisdom (see James 1:5). Until I read this definition, I didn’t know all that I was asking.

Wisdom* is:
~varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience
~skill in the management of affairs
~devout and proper prudence in intercourse with men
~knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living

Our lack of understanding doesn’t limit God’s answers to our prayers.

*from Olive Tree Enhanced Strong’s Dictionary, definition of sophia.

Protected Because of Prayer

Several of us prayed for safety as we helped our friends move from one place in the city to another.

We discussed these prayers, because during the move, one of us darted out in front of a car he hadn’t seen to stop a run away moving cart. The car screeched to a stop as the man’s hands landed on the car’s hood.

No one was hurt.

I don’t want to think about might have been if we hadn’t prayed.

A Prayer for the Distressed – 2

Turn to me
Have mercy
I am alone
In deep distress.
My problems
Go from bad to worse.
Save me from them all!
Feel my pain
See my trouble.
Forgive all my sins.

See my enemies
They hate me.
Protect me!
Do not let me be disgraced,
In you I take refuge.
May integrity and honesty protect me,
I put my hope in you.

from Psalm 25:16-21 NLT