Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pray Before You Eat!

God's Spirit clearly says that in the last days many people will turn from their faith. They will be fooled by evil spirits and by teachings that come from demons.  They will also be fooled by the false claims of liars whose consciences have lost all feeling. These liars will forbid people to marry or to eat certain foods. But God created these foods to be eaten with thankful hearts by his followers who know the truth.  Everything God created is good.  And if you give thanks, you may eat anything.  What God has said and your prayer will make it fit to eat.

1 Timothy 4:1-5

Is it your custom to pray before you eat?  In my parent's home and all my married life it was and is the custom to pray before eating a meal.  After hundreds and even thousands of such prayers, you might be tempted to think that the practice of praying before eating is simply a formality with no real impact on your life.  That is wrong.  These verses in 1 Timothy 4 clearly say that praying can change food that is not fit to eat into something that is fine to consume.  

You see when God’s children pray, God acts!  Every time you pray, your life will be different and not like it would have been had you not prayed!

God doesn’t just answer prayer by saying something.  God answers prayer by doing something!  Certainly God can, and does answer our questions which we bring to Him in prayer, but He does more, much more!  

So when you pray, listen and look for His answer!   And the next time you bow your head to pray before eating a meal, remember that God can make this meal fit to eat!

“Lord Jesus, thank You for answering my prayers with actions and not just words!  You are indeed worthy to be praised now and forever.  Amen.” 

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