Thursday, April 17, 2008

Romans 8:28 (look it up)

Chris and I felt like we had a new born last night. We set Riley up in our room so we could keep a close eye on him. Chris woke me up at 2am to find Riley on his pillow without his party hat on. Somehow Riley took his hat off and jumped on the bed and took over his pillow. He is super cat. Then 5am came and there was Riley on the floor next to the bed without his hat on again, I put him in bed with us and he didn't get up until 10am. (Riley report:) He is doing better today. His little hands still hurt but he's getting better.
I had my small group girls over tonight and it was the biggest turn out yet, 6 of them came and totally took over the whole dining room table. It was an awesome night. We focused on "unanswered prayers". I know we have all prayed for something and in our eyes it wasn't answered. I have had a few experiences myself and wondered why God said "no" to my requests. I have learned that you never ask God "why" because He does have a plan through it all and one day we will understand. God knows our hearts. God can discern our real motives from our requests. He knows our motives before we even ask. God doesn't answer prayers that are prayed for the wrong reasons. "When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you many spend what you get on your pleasures."- James 4:3
I hope that encourages you and when you pray, remember who it is you are talking to. It is a privilege to pray.
"But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."- Romans 8:25

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