Devotion For You
How vital that we pray, armed with the knowledge that God is in Heaven. Pray with any lesser conviction and your prayers are timid, shallow, and hollow. But spend some time walking in the workshop of the Heavens, seeing what God has done, and watch how your prayers are energized…
Behold the sun! Every square yard of the sun is constantly emitting 130,000 horsepower, or the equivalent of 450 eight-cylinder automobile engines. And yet our sun, as powerful as it is, is but one minor star in the 100 billion orbs which make up our Milky Way Galaxy. Hold a dime in your fingers and extend it arm’s length toward the sky, allowing it to eclipse your vision, and you will block out fifteen million stars from your view… By showing us the Heavens, Jesus is showing us His Father’s workshop… He taps us on the shoulder and says, “Your Father can handle that for you.”
The Great House of God
The Heavens declare the glory of God. — Psalm 19:1
Devotion For The Kids
It is important to pray. But it’s just as important to believe that God is in Heaven and answers your prayers. To pray without believing makes your prayers weak. If you’re having trouble believing, spend some time looking up at the sun, moon, and stars. They show the power and majesty of God. Just look and see the great things that He has done!
Think about the sun. Every square yard of it gives off the power of more than 450 car engines. And yet our sun — as powerful as it is — is just one small star out of the 100 billion stars that make up our Milky Way Galaxy. Hold a dime in your fingers and stretch your arm toward the night sky. That small dime blocks over 15 million stars from your view! By showing us the Heavens, Jesus is showing us His Father’s awesomeness. It’s as if Jesus is tapping you on the shoulder and saying, “Your Father made all of that, so you can believe that He can take care of you.”
Growing in Grace
Check out a book on constellations at the library. Then, on a clear night, take a blanket and lie out under the stars. Can you find the Big Dipper? The Little Dipper? The North Star? How many stars can you count? Remember, the God who knows each of those stars also knows you!
Excerpted with permission from Grace for the Moment Family Devotional by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado
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It’s mind-blowing to think of the magnitude of our God! Our human brains can’t even come close to imagining Him in the fullness of His glory. How can expect a God that big to listen to us? How are you teaching your family the importance of prayer? What challenges are you running into? Come share on our blog!