As humans, most of us want the things Jackson Kiddard is praying for … happiness, peace, love. We want to see something change. Kiddard realized that to receive these thing requires change from within. The first prayer he prays he answers by changing his mind. By doing that one thing, he can see the entire world from a different perspective.
As I read his words I thought about where God fit into his prayers. But maybe his words came from God. Isn’t this about transformation? Isn’t that God’s plan? To change us from the inside out?
The Bible is filled with stories where transformations were due to God’s Word and that goodness changed those individuals innermost selves. ‘They were able to find peace, courage, strength and forgiveness, forever setting them on a path that God planned for them, and that was better than anything they could ever imagine. Through being transformed on the inside, their lives were transformed on the outside.’ 1
So, let us pray for change from the inside so we can find peace, courage, strength and forgiveness inspired by God.
In His Name, Janet
PS Also from Jackson Kiddard
Anything that annoys you is teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is teaching you courage to overcome your fear.
Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let you go.
Our staff is voluntold each week and with grace they share their thoughts.