The Answer

As a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend, I’m a girl who likes to have the answers for everyone.  I want to believe that most of my intentions are pure—a combination of wanting to offer solutions and encourage people I love; mixed with a desire to feel needed (the not so pure part).

However, recently I’m seeing that on my own, I have nothing life-giving to offer.  For you Bachelorette fans, my attempt at advice usually ends up coming out a little like Casey’s effort to serenade and woo Ali.  Those of you who are not as well-versed in the Bachelorette, go to the one minute mark below to find out what I’m talking about.  Talk about painful!

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Bachelorette aside, lately I’ve been challenged to teach my “Miss Fix-it” how to pray.  Instead of trying to find answers on my own (because I clearly don’t have them), I’m beginning to pray, “Lord, show me how to pray.  Teach me to channel my emotions and my need for answers through prayer and see that ultimately, You are the One who reveals life-giving truth.” 

In my quest to figure out answers, I’m beginning to see that prayer is THE answer. 

So, you might hear more about prayer coming up, because I have a lot to learn. For now, I’m starting with the basics and you’re welcome to join me.  

“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say:
   hallowed be your name,
   your kingdom come.
 Give us each day our daily bread.
 Forgive us our sins,
      for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
   And lead us not into temptation.”
Luke 11:1-4 (NIV)