In The Fiddler on the Roof Tevya sings the song “If I were a rich man”. While not exactly the most biblically correct of sentiments I must confess to having sung some of the lyrics to myself as I wondered how to pay the bills.
Amazingly our Father in heaven rather than telling us to be quiet assures us that He is delighted to make us rich. Our shortfall however is not in our bank account it is in our heart account. While He has been rich in mercy towards us we have often been spiritual cheapskates with others. We need to just change two words of Tevya’s song. Why not try singing “Since I am a rich man” , and astonish at least on person with mercy today.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16 NLT
My hubby and I start each day together in prayer and devotions unless for some reason our schedules do not allow. This morning he said to me, “Are you ready for a moment of prayer?” I replied, “yes” and the Spirit immediately brought to my heart and mind this question, “What would it be like to not be able to go to God in prayer?” It was a very sad thought that became one of gratitude and thanks! Our Blessed Jesus, thank You for rending the curtain that we may personally come into Your presence. Of course, the great privilege of prayer became part of time together in the presence of the Lord.
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