Olivia's one liner comes either at the beginning or end of each show: Rule of Life #......
One rainy morning before I bravely headed out to grocery shop, I hear those words ringing in the background.....Apple Cheeks is watching....... Rule of Life #55..... ugh!!!
As I quickly make an exit to my car I couldn't help but hear Olivia..... her irritating little squealing pig voice...... rule of life.... rule of life.... rule of life!!!!
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The week is in full tilt. Wednesday evenings Football Superstar and I go to a prayer class hosted by our church. I must say I was apprehensive in the beginning- I felt prayer was private- only for me- only between God and myself- why would I want to share my prayers with others(?). complete strangers?
I'm learning there are a bazillion sorry ways to pray. I won't get in to the why's, how's, when and should we pray...... but something hit me this past Wednesday as I admitted to Esther our instructor/prayer leader that I did not do my homework! As we begin session #3- Model for Prayer- part 2, I'm listening to Esther yet I hear Olivia in the background. Yes, the pig.
Rules. Rules to live by. Ruling. Our Ruler.
To declare who God is. Jehovah-Rohi. Jehovah-Shalom. Jehovah-Shammah.
We are told to think on the implications of these names and you'll have plenty to praise God for! and there are more
I lived under certain "rules of life" for a very long time in my early Christian years. As a Roman Catholic I thought only our patron saints- the holy saints could pray successfully. Our rulers in the church had the monopoly on praying.
Rulers. Rule of Life.
God talked with man. I can talk with God.
God was in the garden with man. God is everywhere with me.
So why wouldn't we be able to talk with God? Anytime- anywhere?
To be real. To be ourselves. He already knows us.... so why not be revealing-- honest.
Prayer has some true power. I've learned recently
The Incredible POWER of Prayer.
"Prayer changes things....... and US!"
Rule of Life #1. pray