Daily Service – Habits of an effective Christian #1 – Pray

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Daily Service – Habits of an effective Christian

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My WordSearch/Logos search yielded 2065 occurrences in 6 open Bibles, 2 devotionals, and 1 Commentary

I narrowed my search online and came up with this from Renner.org

The apostle Paul stated, “I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands…” (1 Timothy 2:8). When we lift our hands to Heaven, we therefore present everything we areeverything we have done, and everything we have to God. When you or I lift our hands in worship, we are lifting up our families, our loved ones, our relationships, our work, our money, and everything else to God.

But Paul specifically said that he wished all men everywhere would lift up “holy” hands. The word “holy” is the Greek word hosios, which describes something that is consecrated or dedicated to God. Thus, when Paul wrote of lifting up “holy” hands, he was expressing his deeply felt longing that men everywhere would present themselves as dedicated and consecrated to God.

When you lift your hands to Heaven, what does God see?

  • Does He see a life that is consecrated and dedicated?
  • Does He see sin or compromise?
  • Does He see sacrifice?
  • Does He see commitment?

Paul’s prayer was that men everywhere would do whatever is necessary to present dedicated, consecrated, holy hands to the Lord — which means to present their dedicated, consecrated, holy lives to Him.

So pause for a moment today and look at your hands. What do you see when you look at them? An even bigger question is this: What does God see when He looks at your hands? One thing is for sure: Your hands are not just skin and bones — they are symbols of your life. Each day make sure that you lift up holy hands and give glory to your faithful God. Then offer your hands as holy instruments unto Him, to do His will and to reach out to others with His unconditional, unchanging love!

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