Hello everyone! Happy Thursday and a big welcome to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your day is off to a good start and that you will truly find God to be very near to you…no matter what you face in your day!
As I’ve been sitting here at my computer, I’ve been thinking about prayer…and I’ve always wondered why we make prayer a last resort. Here we have a God, who holds all the answers to our problems and questions; but yet we tend to walk way beyond Him and look for our own answers, while trying to solve our own problems.
While connecting to God today, I was listening to a song about prayer and a few of the words read… “He’s just a prayer away.” Just think…the quiet moments we spend in prayer, actually transports us before the throne of a powerful and loving God…a God, who is more than willing to listen to every need and broken moment…and not only listen; but is more than willing to work out our problems for us.
Many times, when I have thought about prayer, I think about a time, when I can talk to God… anytime I need to. He’s a God that is open to us 24/7 and He never takes any time off, to go on vacation or to enjoy a weekend to Himself; but rather, He loves us so much; that He makes Himself available to us…anytime we need Him.
I wonder why we find it easier to turn to other things, rather than God. Is it because these “things” are right here for us to experience? Can you imagine what life could be like, if we were willing to lay all “things” to the side and enter the heart with God, through prayer.
I remember a time, when I truly needed a friend…a friend that could be closer to me, than any family member or person I knew. I guess my heart was longing for someone that would not only listen to me; but truly understand my heart and what I was facing at the time. Anyways…one day, as I was going through a tough recovery, from one of many knee surgeries; God showed me that all I had to do, was call out His name and He would meet me within my heart; where we could sit together and talk over my problems. Now…many years have passed, since I began to have heart to heart talks with God…and now, I spend time with God…talking to Him, as though He is truly in the room with me.
One thing I’ve learned over the years; is to never make prayer a pomp and circumstance moment; but rather, this should be a time, when we lay everything…including ourselves before God and allow these moments to help us form a lasting relationship with Him.
What a comfort, to always know that God is only a prayer away. We can call on Him anytime and we never have to wonder if the line will be busy or whether He will answer our call; because you see…He is already waiting for our call and once we do call out His name…He will be there…right at that moment.
No matter what you’re facing today; you don’t have to face it alone. Even though you may not have someone in the room with you…to love you and care for you; I know a God, who will reach down from the heavens and hold you, as you talk with Him. Turn to Him today…open up yourself to God…and I KNOW that He will truly open up His heart to you!
Blessings on your day…
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…