Much more than what we asked

God had given us four. Rachel, Jonathan, Sarah, and Jacob were and are so very loved, so very wanted, so very wonderful.

We asked for just one more.

That was 27 years ago and we’re still thanking God for giving so much more than what we asked. To Him be the glory (Ephesians 3:21)!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Anneliese!

The Way to Wisdom

God alone understands the way to wisdom; he knows where it can be found, for he looks throughout the whole earth and sees everything under the heavens. . . . And this is what he says to all humanity: the fear of the Lord is true wisdom (Job 28:23-24, 28).

He also says: If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you (James 1:5).

Fear of the Lord and prayer are the way to wisdom.

Consider God when you pray

Nehemiah considered God when he prayed. “O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands . . . You are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to became angry and rich in unfailing love (Nehemiah 1:5, 9:17).”

Jesus considered God when he prayed. “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name (Matthew 6:9).”

Do you consider who God is when you pray?

Wondering What to Pray?

Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. All the earth worships you and sings praises to you (Psalm 66:3-4).'”

This prayer suggestion comes from one who had been tested and tried, who had carried a crushing burden, and been through fire and water (See Psalm 66:10-12).

Let your trials inspire praise. God will bring you to a place of abundance.