In my devotions last week, I completed a series on the YouVersion Bible App titled "Hearing The Voice Of God". Now... I understood when starting the series from Hebrews 1:2 that God "in these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son..." So if I am going to hear from God it is most frequently going to come from being quiet and alone with His Word and in prayer.
Specifically, one of the devotionals came from James 1:5 - "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him."
This verse has been very helpful to me. I have been asking... petitioning... pleading with God for A LOT recently and bringing much more to Him in prayer. Wisdom for sure, and much more. Not that I didn't pray before, but doesn't it seem like there is a lot more to be praying for? I've been praying for you all, our Church leaders, folks at the hospital that can't be visited, high-risk friends and congregation members, health care workers, those with financial needs, our digital church services, and the list goes on..... Specific prayers, and/or specific people.
This leads me to a thought I had at the end of that devotional... Being faithful is takings the steps God has in front of you, even when the future is unpredictable. At home, at school, at church, by yourself, WHEREVER! We, as Christians, are called to live empowered in a time of chaos and uncertainty.
I have been trying to take advantage of these cirsumstances to build an even stronger prayer life. Being more faithful to bring everything before God! To be empowered through prayer. That's one of the steps in front of me.
Building a relationship with God is a life long process. Fervent prayer is one way we build that relationship. When will you reaaally start making it a serious relationship?
Start today. Take the small step, even if it feels huge for you (hence the cover image). Start by talking with God and not at Him. Do it daily through this pandemic, and see how God builds faith and starts empowering you in new ways. Think of something new to ask God for each day, he provides for us daily. That's what I'm doing!
What's something you've brought before God in the last week?
What's something you plan to bring before God today?