E-votional - Prayer Changes Us
February 27, 2003


And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

Luke 9:29 (NRSV)


At mother's day out, Casey has an opportunity to play and to grow developmentally. When she is picked up from "school", she has a stack of things that are now hers. While at school she does more than play and socialize, she draws. Recently, she came home with first picture. It was beautiful and I am seriously considering framing it. The beauty is not in the appropriate use of negative space, nor is it in the linear skills or even the spatial relationship demonstrated on the pulp. The beauty is in her desire to give it to me. This means I was on her mind, she did this in hopes it would be pleasing to me and her mother. She will is my joy and I will always make sure she realizes this.

Hear the Good News, when we pray, it is not the eloquence which brings meaning to our time with God, it certainly is not the fact we remember everyone needing prayer, rather it is the sheer fact we go to God in prayer. Each time we open our life to God in prayer, we share a little bit more with him. The more we share with God, the more focused we are on how we live our life as God's child. Jesus, as He prayed atop the mountain, focused on God in prayer, was changed, transfigured. Are you ready for God to really work within you? Are you ready to be so focused on being God's child that you are changed? Can you imagine God affirming the love and focus you have for him?


   Gracious Father, I love You, I would like my life to be focused on You. Change me, transform me into the person You have called me to be. Thank You for all You have done and all You will continue to do, for I ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.