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"More Than Power Unlimited"

November 13, 2003

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"When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed be Your name.'" Luke 11:2

God not only cares for us with a concern that far surpasses that of any earthly father, but more -- He is a father with unlimited power. He holds all the might of heaven in His hands. With God all things are possible! We bring our needs before Him confidently. There is no problem too great for Him. He can turn evil to good ends. He can untangle the crossed lines of our lives.

We have a friend who possesses "power unlimited." Let's tell Him just what needs to be done!

But wait. Ponder these words in all their fullness before proceeding. "Father, hallowed be Your name" is more than power unlimited. He is also perfect wisdom. His thoughts are not our thoughts. His wisdom is so superior to ours that His ways are to us often a puzzle past finding out.

In the presence of His perfect wisdom, our knowledge, our notions, our solutions to life's problems are often childishly wide of the mark. It would be a disastrous day if God would let our limited knowledge direct and control His unlimited power.

Faith in our Father is more than faith in His concern and power. It is also faith in His infinite wisdom. One of the joys of faith is that we do not have to rely on our wisdom when we pray. We can rest easy in the knowledge that He knows best.

PRAYER: Lord, as we pray, give us the grace to desire Your wisdom as much as we desire Your power. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996 (out of print), Concordia Publishing House. For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Daniel 8-10    Philemon

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