Chaplain’s Corner May 2014

AMVETS CHAPLAIN

Larry Williamson

SubstitutesĀ 

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11

 

During a recent restaurant dinner, we didn’t use sugar in our iced tea but a sugar substitute. We used a butter substitute for our baked potato. The waitress placed a salt substitute on our table. We’ve learned to eat substitutes to reduce our fat and cholesterol intake.

Substitutes have become part of our everyday life. But for some things, such as prayer, there is no substitute. Noting can take the place of having time with our Lord to share our hurts, disappointments, challenges, and praise. Attending church meetings, helping people, and sharing Jesus with others are all important, but nothing can take the place of prayer. Prayer is vital in our relationship with Jesus. We are fortunate to be able to share all aspects of our life with him and to receive his strength, power, purpose, and guidance. There are no substitutes for prayer! Make the most of your prayer connection today.