Tuesday, June 15, 2010
El Shaddai God Almighty
“And God is faithful, he will not let you be
tempted beyond what you can bear. But when
you are tempted, he will provide a way out so
that you can stand up under it.” (I Corinthians 10:13)
When children of God have family issues in their lives, the first thing most of them do is ‘run to God’. They request prayer for the need. One lady I know asks us to pray for them and the one who has initially caused the problem.
We all know of several people who are faced with family or personal health issues or relational problems. Our church’s prayer list is a full two sided 8 ½ by 11 sheet of paper. One of the church secretaries updates it for each Wednesday night service and, again, for each Sunday service. There are new needs brought to the church’s attention between the time of the updates and the services. The need of prayer for a family, an individual, or ministry group is always present in our lives.
How do we address El Shaddai, the almighty God? We call Him Father, seek His guidance with humility, wait in expectation, listen attentively, and receive with thanksgiving.
I can hardly take in the idea that El Shaddai, God Almighty, King of Kings and Lord of Lords is concerned about my puny issues when I hear of people in major life threatening crises but He is. He also wants to hear from us about our needs.
Update on my sister-in-law, she had emergency neurosurgery yesterday afternoon. Overnight she had an issue they couldn't completely resolve. A CT scan showed the damage was more extensive than anyone first thought. She has not had oxygen to a part of her brain, she is in danger of losing that area's function. Please pray for whatever is best for her.
We thank you. QS