Every year I try to get closer and closer to God and what he wants for my life.
This year my focus is on prayer.
For the last few weeks, my prayers are becoming more deliberate and specific.
Of course, God already knows what I need. The question is – do I know?
Casting ourselves at God’s feet in helpless desperation is all well and good – heaven knows,
I’ve done it myself plenty of times – but ultimately we’re likely to get more out of the experience if we take some action on our end.
How can we expect God to answer prayer requests we haven’t made – or haven’t made in faith.
Prayer is a relationship, in that half the job is ours and then the rest is up to God. God’s promise to us is “I will never leave you nor forsake you” – Hebrews 13:5-6.
The Bible says, ‘The reason we don’t have what we want is…we don’t ask God’ (James 4:2).
Our request must be in harmony with God’s will. ‘If we ask anything according to His will…He hears’ (1 John 5:14).
I’ve been praying and asking God to give me the understanding of why I am on this earth.
I know the real battle of our life begins when we walk into our purpose AFTER we are saved.
And if I were to pour my heart today about some of the demons I’m battling, that I’m struggling with despite being this energetic, faithful and powerful Christian, I’m afraid all of you guys would turn your back on me.
Life isn’t always tidy. It’s not meant to be spotless or without hurdles.
Sometimes it is rumpled and unfolded, and we may never truly be able to make sense of the details.
And I try to reflect on that and create harmony with whatever is present. Good and bad. Clear and unclear. Finding peace in the ambiguous moments of life is what enhances my ability to keep moving forward. Not so I can find the answers, but so I can be free.
Prayer is what keeps me together through the process, so I am going to make more of an effort for prayer to be my default action in everything.
I am going to actually converse with God. Tell Him what’s bothering me, what’s hurting me, tell Him my dreams out loud like I gossip with my friends.
I am going to try hard.
Because God wants to be good to you, so tell Him the ‘desires of your heart’ (Psalm 37:4 NKJV). Then thank Him and believe the answer will come – in His time!
I know this isn’t the usual format of a Scripture Sundays but I know someone other than me needs to hear this message.
May God bless you.
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