Monday, October 11, 2010

Would You Put A Serpent Or A Scorpion In This Hand?

Here is a very important scripture for us to remember from one of Jesus’ teachings on prayer....
“What father among you, if his son ask for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he ask for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”  Luke 11:11-13
Seeing this little hand reaching out to us, as mothers and fathers, we would never consider putting something so deadly and hazardous as a serpent or scorpion into it.  Why do we sometimes think that when we go to the LORD in prayer, with our hands reaching to Him, that He will give us something bad?  
So many days, like this morning, I find myself desperate for Him just to get through the next moment of living this adventure that I was created to live.  I find myself anxiously looking in the Bible for “something” to help.  Have you ever felt this way?
And then, hope - FULLY, I pray and ask for His Holy Spirit to powerfully anoint and guide me as I mother our children!  Did you notice in the above Holy Scripture that the Holy Spirit is a GOOD gift that our Heavenly Father longs to give us?!!!
So, let’s reach out our hands to Him, and not be afraid to ask, for our Father wants to fill our hands with the greatest gift of all - HIMSELF.  


  1. Praying for you! Days like these can be exhausting - yet HIS grace fills me up and His love overcomes me!

    Hugs sweet friend!
    PS Keep checking my photo blog for the maternity shots this week! :-)

  2. Thank you for the encouragement!! Taking the risk of asking God what He wants from me. How can I live radically for Him! Quite the open ended question, eh? :)

  3. Thank you friend. His Word straight to my heart this morning. My Abba would never give me a snake, He only has the best waiting for me.

    Hugs for your day,


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