But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:10-12 New International Version
Canadians, for the most part, are very laid back and relaxed in our relationships.
I was reflecting on how I present my prayer requests to Jehovah Abba.
It is in a very relaxed and casual way.
Now that also means being respectful of course.
When He blesses me with my request again, I casually, but respectfully thank Him.
Think of it like this: you have a loving dad or mom.
You need a bike to go to school or work.
Do you try to con them with many words and fake humility or do you ask them with confidence they will help you out?
When they lovingly grant our request and if possible, get us the best bike there is, do we fall down and kiss their feet or do we give them a huge hug and kiss and say thank you from the deepest part of our heart?
Which do you think is more pleasing to God?
Then should it not be much more so with our beloved Father in Heaven than with our earthly parents?
How is your prayer life?
Is it rigid and as loving as a plank board?
The Lord says:” These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. Isaiah 29:13 New International Version
Or, is it as casual, yet respectful as a loving son or daughter?
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ElHeehu (the Lord our God) that even though there is no even equal to You much less surpass You, You are still so easily accessible and easy to have a fantastic loving relationship with. In deep appreciation I praise You form the bottle of my joy filled heart. I give humble thanks in the name of He who was so laid back and easy going with His disciples when He walked amongst them Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.