Many questions can start with the words "do you." When it comes to children, here are some of the questions we ask them: "Do you have to be told 10 times?" "Do you think that was the kind thing to do?" "Do you want me to spank you? Well, do you?" (Seriously, why do we ask that ??)
As for adults, we might be asked questions such as - "Do you like to read?" "Do you have any hobbies?" "Do you eat right and exercise?" - My answer to the last one - yes to the first; no to the second but I have good intentions :-)
As I was praying this morning, these questions came to mind - Do you cover those you love in daily prayer? Do you pray for God's will to be done in their lives & your life? Do you pray consistently for this Nation to return to God along with His standards of virtue & morality that we were founded on?"
In the area of prayer, I struggle with consistency. I do my "best", but as I've mentioned before I get distracted. The Boston bombing became a big distraction for me last week & I'm not sure why. I believe it's because I have a deep desire to see what's going on around me from a Biblical worldview, which can be very unnerving and often depressing.
I confess that the devil (the Bible tells us he is the "author of confusion & the father of lies) is very good at distractions, whether in our personal lives or in the events of our nation. I often feel over-whelmed by it all. Yet as a Follower of Christ, I (and I pray you) am determined to persevere, keeping the things of God our first priority. In times such as these, the eternal is all that matters.
Matthew 6:33 - But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus... hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.
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