I wasn’t raised in a very religious home. To be honest, as a child, I would say I believed in God but only because I thought that was what I was supposed to say. I knew nothing about God or religion or the relationship I needed to have with him. Somehow along my life’s journey I was called to God’s church, I became thirsty for his word, and I developed a relationship with him that is continually growing.
Pray baby, pray.
God provides for and protects those who diligently seek him. There is a certain peace I’ve developed as my relationship with God has grown.
How do you pray you may wonder?
I wondered this for a long time, I thought there was some sort of ritualistic proper way you had to speak when you prayed. I would be nervous to lead prayer because I thought I would say the wrong thing. But there is no wrong way to pray to God.
The best part about praying to God is that he knows the desires of your heart and all he wants is for you to tell him. He wants a relationship with you. He wants you to consult with him about everything.
“God help me pass this test!”
How many times have you prayed this prayer? If you haven’t yet, you will one day. Here’s the thing about God though, he expects you to do what you are able to do and then he will do the rest.
Trust me daughter, this isn’t some fairy tale story about a white man on his high horse waiting for you in the clouds. God is everywhere. God is everything. He is who you need him to be, and he will send who you need in your life sometimes to tell you what you need to hear. Pay attention to what’s being said, to what’s reoccurring in your life. Listen to it, learn from it.
As you pray – just talk to God as if he is your friend. He wants to be your friend. Recognize and acknowledge he is the best friend you will ever have. Tell him how great he is when you pray to him, and thank him for the blessings he has already written for your life.
“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Get to know God through prayer. The more you pray the more direction you’ll receive to live the future you hope for. You’re never too old, too young, too wrong, too much of a sinner, to pray.
Pray, God is waiting.