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A known fact

August 17, 2012

Release – Phase 4 of Prayer

“We don’t know all the details at this point. We don’t know all the facts yet.” I was talking with my dad about a freshly revealed circumstance that was weighing heavy on us.

My dad’s response showed the wisdom of his almost 90 years and his constant time in God’s Word. “I’m reminded of the verse that tells us ‘Man does not live by bread alone.’  That tells us that it’s more about the spiritual battle than it is about the physical details anyway. We know enough to pray.”   

What a lifting of the burden! To cut away the unnecessary distraction of details and get to the heart of the matter!

And when the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart, there is unfathomable peace in these verses:

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He will. Proverbs 21:1

…the Lord had filled them with joy by changing the (heart) attitude of the king. Ezra 6:22

No heart is beyond the reach of the Lord’s hand.

And that is a known fact.

The rest of this four-part Pattern for Prayer can be found here.

Maybe you’ll think about making some extended one-on-one time with the Lord a part of your Sunday routine.

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