Monday, March 08, 2010

Return to your House

My husband has just finished a series on the first six chapters in the book of Daniel. Lately, I have been painfully aware of how lacking my prayer life can be. In both chapter 2 and 6 of Daniel we saw that when Daniel was faced with a crisis he "returned to his home" and sought the Lord. But there was one more word that struck me this morning in my quiet time.

" 10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Philippians 4:6 also reminds us to pray "with thanksgiving".

So, I tried something a little different this morning. I first began to thank God for all that He has done in my life, all that He is doing, and all that His word promises. It's amazing how when I begin this way, everything that I thought was so "BIG", all of a sudden seemed so "small" in light of who He is.


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I've missed you, lady. Glad you're attitude needed this ;)

Mocha with Linda said...

I love this and needed to read it.

Mike and Misty Portland said...

Hi Chris...I can already say that I am going to enjoy reading your blog....I was extremely blessed by your post towards the end of March...on Esther. Thank you for sharing.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you're back!

I need to remember to be thankful, that's for sure!

Susanne said...

Oh that is so true, Chris! When I remember to start with thanksgiving I start to see how big God is.