Journey with God continues........
Our journey with God must always begin with and include one important thing ..PRAYER !!! There is nothing we can do in our walk with God if we are not totally covered in prayer .
Do you recall the first time you went to Him in prayer ? When we admit we are sinners and go to Him with a repentant heart..asking for His mercy to forgive our sins. It is then that our prayer life...our time with God begins .
We are to DAILY go to Him in prayer , asking for forgiveness of sin , for guidance in the decisions we will be making throughout our day..our journey with Him. We are to seek His help in those mistakes we may make , and petitioning for others .
If we DAILY seek His will , His guidance for everything we do then our relationship with Him will grow and deepen as we enter into a life of prayer. Our prayer time should be an intimate time with God..nothing else will do.
I know in my life I love when someone calls and asks me to pray for them...do we wait til bedtime to do this ? Do we wait until we are in church ? No, as soon as the request comes in take a moment to lift that person up..in some cases you maybe driving or in a meeting.. no need to close your eyes..God can hear through your heart.
I learned years ago that when I would wait to pray for that person it maybe too late. God also will put someone on your mind unexpectedly , no need to know the " whys " just pray for them...We do not need details because God always knows. He only wants His children to come to Him...to ask .. throughout the Bible are verses about prayer..one that comes to my mind is from Psalm 145 :18-19 ; " The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him :He hears their cries and saves them . "
" Be still and know that I am God "..I love those words. It took me years to realize that all of my praying was great but I forgot one huge thing ..STOP AND LISTEN...listen to who are you asking ? God does speak when we stop and listen. I love to be at home alone...no electronic stuff on..nobody here...and just sit and listen. This is the one time of day that I am alone with God. Is this not an awesome thing ? To be ALONE WITH GOD...just me...just you ...
Does he always answer our prayers ? you bet !! and NO they are not always the answers we are hoping for..often the " no " comes in or the " not now " . ouch . That's not what we want to hear. However God's timing is ALWAYS on time...ALWAYS.
We will talk more about prayer from time to time. One last thing I'd like to share with you is by far my most favorite saying . " What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to
God . " Think about that this week . He gave you life... what are you doing for Him ? what difference are you making in this world for God's Kingdom .
I am so enjoying me time with you..and the e-mails coming my way. It is a blessing to know that another persons life is being touched.. and always remember to " GOD BE THE GLORY "
Until Next Time ,
In His Love ,