How many times have we found ourselves wishing and hoping for something to happen? Have you ever caught yourself saying, I wish this was better, I wish I didn't have to do such and such? What about taking it to the Lord? How many blessings were missed just simply because we didn't let the Lord take control? For all those times that we were grumbling what if we had fallen on our knees instead of finding the first person we come to and complaining to them? The Lord wants to bless us. He LIVES to bless us if we would only let Him. Like the woman at the well just going about her daily life she was not expecting to be blessed but one semi-honest conversation with Jesus and suddenly her life changes. She didn't have to do anything extraordinary, she just talked to Him - even though in those days she knew a Jew wouldn't dare speak to a Samaritan. She didn't speak in tongues, she didn't have a prayer closet or a special CD of praise music, she talked to Him while she was getting water from a well. I can't count the number of times I'm at the sink rinsing out sippy cups or scrubbing a pan. Jesus is in the kitchen too, you know. Talking to Him should be as natural as picking up the phone and calling our best friend.
Lord, we ask that You forgive us for all the blessings we missed. For all the times you wanted to show us just how much You really love us. Lead us in a way that requires us to lean on You. May we feel your presence when we're looking for guidance. May we find you wherever we are - in the car, at the store, in a meeting, or at the little league game. Give us the desire to come to You first - not our friends, our co-workers, or those unhealthy vices. Lord You are the only one who can direct our path, You are the only one who supplies all of our needs, and You are the only one who can show us perfect love. May we never again miss an opportunity for a blessing because of our own selfishness.
"Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them." Mark 11:24
"The woman said, 'I know that Messiah' is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.' Then Jesus declared, 'I who speak to you am he.'" John 4:25,26