Have you ever been in one of those tough seasons of your life? Where the more you tried to press in and believe the more your heart and mind were in conflict with each other?
When your emotions and thoughts are not on the same page you need to find a place of peace in order to pray. I am reminded of what my mother used to tell me when I was growing up. “Go outside look up at the stars.” You’re probably thinking that might be good for night time but what about during the day. When at work I would go outside on my break and look at the trees, the green grass and the sky—then I could pray. It may not have been a long prayer but in my heart the effectiveness of it could be felt and with that in my mind I knew God could hear me.
You may be battling with a lot of what ifs today. But put your heart and mind with the One who holds your future in His hands. There is a scripture that reads: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-8)
Know that when you pray the scriptures you are in the will of God. 1 John 5:14-15 says, “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him..”
In Matthew 6:9-13 and in Luke 11:2-4 we read of Jesus teaching his disciples how they should pray. This prayer has brought my family and me through many seemingly impossible situations. Our God is no respecter of persons. If He did it for me. He will do it for you.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Prayer is not some magical instant fix for your problems. It is our way of communicating with God who moves in supernatural ways on our behalf. Always remember pray until something happens. You might miss the answer by getting off your knees too quick. When you pray be thankful for what God has blessed you with and what God will bless you with.
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