Seize the Moment! – Day 7

Prayer is about Relationship!

Matthew 6


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and I am reaching out to you today to bring you some hope.


Today is Tuesday, March 24 and a lot has been happening around us that could cause us to worry about tomorrow, but Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”


Isn’t that a truth we all need to hear—simple to agree with, but not easy to live (almost superhuman, especially in today’s world). I am not inviting you to experience guilt this morning because you are worried or anxious. No! Rather, I am inviting you to the heart of Jesus’ ministry and teaching: Jesus is inviting each of us to a grace-paced life with His Father—into a vital, life-giving relationship, day by day, moment by moment. Jesus is inviting you to walk with Him on a daily journey, that has no ending!


In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus’ teaches us how to experience the heartbeat of this relationship with God! Please join with me in the prayer He taught us to pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.'”


God doesn’t want you to walk alone through this time, so why don’t you consider starting an ongoing conversation with Him right now? Is there someone you can invite to join you along the way? Consider sharing this message with one other person today.


God loves you and your church family is praying for you… Dial the number at the bottom of this page if you would like a personal phone call and someone from First Baptist Church will get back to you as soon as possible.


God bless you.


If you prefer a video, Pastor Jerry reads his devotion on YouTube as well.  Click HERE to visit the page.  Videos are posted about a week after the devotion appears in the blog.