hey God

Lord,

Overwhelm my heart with truth and promise. Inflict a massive desire to walk more like you- to think and love in every moment of every day the way you did {and do}.

Open my eyes to the sin that is inevitably a part of me, and let me see them through your eyes, that I may devout a change with how I live my life.

And father I thank you, and praise you, for the cross. Though I may be stubborn at times, envious, and prideful, I know I would waiver if I were to be the one in front of the wood. I would retreat in fear and selfishness, but you my savior stepped up for me before I even had the words, and took my place.

 

a simple thought

These are three things that have been heavy on my heart for months now. I cannot praise God enough for what He did, and when I think about that sacrifice, I look at mere aspects of this life in a new light. Because when Jesus is the center of it all, my struggles and joys, red lights and raises, food and clothing, become less than ideal- and I remember to lift Him up first.

But that’s not easy in the heat of the moment, and I am far from perfecting that act. But thankfully we have a father who listens to our prayers, and by pursuing him he will answer.

1 John 5:14 and this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us

Another takeaway

Having a strong prayer life is essential to building a relationship with God. People look at praying in various ways, shapes, and forms. But the simple truth is, there is no magnificent guideline. I have been guilty of weighing my words against a fellow follower, thinking my thoughts aren’t as strong, or “pretty.”

But if we are all created in the likeness of Him, with our own attributes, personalities, and circumstances, then shouldn’t we all pray differently as well? Think about it. Praying to our father is, or should be, as easy as talking to a tangible person sitting in front of you. If we don’t have a rule book for our worldly companions, then why do we try so hard to make one for God?

The only understanding that I have found to be fact when it comes to praying, is that it must be “according to His will.” This is another area people get lost in. We pray for things, people, or events that we ourselves want, instead of considering what His plan is for us. Let me point you to the classic verse:

Isaiah 55:9 for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts

So as we pray, let us not be shy for what our hearts need to say, or intimidated by those listening; let us remember that it is all for his glory and to his will alone, so do not be dismayed by an answered “no;” and finally, let us always remember the importance of praising him for his good, before threatening him with our bad.

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