I had some fun with sweets and prayer last week. I love to pray for people and I also love to bless people in simple ways. So, when I went away for my latest Vicar School weekend I prayed for some of my fellow students and for my kids too.
When I pray for others I love to ask God for encouraging words for them and this time I thought it might be fun to use sweets to do this!
"Taste & see that the Lord is good"
I love the scripture 'Taste & See that the Lord is good' - Psalm 34:8 and that was my inspiration then I just asked God for a word for each person and a sweet to relate it to!
So Starburst (although I still call them Opal Fruits - anyone else?!) became - Shine like the stars for Jesus (ref to Philippians 2:15). Or a Milky Way reminded me of Isaiah 40:26:
"Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:Who created all these?He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing"
Refreshers - because God wants to refresh you (Proverbs 11:25)
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed"
And Skittles - the colour of the rainbow - God's covenant to us. There's loads more you could do with this and I've got to say it was fun standing in Tesco asking God to show me which sweets to buy. Stood there for ages, must have looked like a loon but what fun! Who said being a Christian was dull...