I’ve been slacking in the most royal way. I’ve neglected the One source of my strength and being. I haven’t read my Bible the way that I should. I read a few verses here and there and keep it moving. That is a far cry from the amount of time that I usually spend actually studying the Word.
I’ve become lazy in my prayer life also. Waking up and throwing a few quick sentences to God on my way out the door is not acceptable; at least not for the relationship that we have. I can’t speak for your relationship with Him, but mine requires a lot more than that.
I’m gonna get back on track. Every time I start to lose focus, I start staring at insignificant details and events that are petty and are only there to create roadblocks which, if left unchecked, can create strongholds.
So, I’m getting back on track. I’ll use my lunch break to do some studying and praying.
I’m so glad God is a loving, forgiving father who always welcomes us back with open arms. 🙂
With that, I leave you with an oldie but goodie:
I walk into work today and immediately smell syrup. So, I ask two of my co-worker buddies if they smell syrup. They both reply that its the coffee that I smell. Ok. So, i sit at my desk and began my morning ritual. But I still smell syrup!!! So I ask again if anyone had some pancakes, some waffles, some something??? The smell was making me hungry. So, I got up and went to McDonald’s and got me some hotcakes. Not bad for 2 dollars. I thought maybe the smell would go away if I actually succumbed to the craving. Nope, I still smell it.
Anywho… on my way to McDonald’s I catch Yolanda Adam’s Points of Power. They were talking about being in fellowship with God and trusting in Him. I promise you that if you ask God for something, He will give it to you or show you what you need to do in order to get it.
I know that God is real. I know that He is with me. But sometimes, I feel alone. I don’t hear Him like I should. I don’t trust Him like I should. If I did, I wouldn’t get into these situations where I worry and doubt. Think about it. If you had 100% ultimate trust and faith in knowing that your Father is almighty and all powerful and that He has promised to never leave you, you would never worry about a thing.
So, as they were talking, it dawned on me that in order to have complete trust, you have to know the Word of God. How can you trust Him when you know none of His promises? How can you trust someone that you know nothing about? That is an area that I lack in. Yes, I’m doing better now. That’s because I realized that in those moments of worry, fear, or doubt that I must confess the word out loud. Yolanda Adams said that sometimes you have to just say the Word over and over again. Life and death lies in the power of the tongue.
God reveals himself to you through His word. It’s right there. We all have the power to tap into His promises. We all have the power to have a wonderful relationship with Him- one in which He talks to us and guides us. But that can’t happen without some work on our part.
I’ve been praying for a better relationship. I’ve been asking God to teach me how to listen to Him. Teach me how to hear You and without a shadow of a doubt know that it is You. Since I’ve prayed that prayer, God has shown me that I have to read His Word. I have to set out time for Him. I need to confess it and believe it. I need to pray to Him and also simply talk to Him. I also have to praise Him, not just at church. But at home, in my car, even at my desk.
Bottom line: Ask and you definitely will receive. Read the word. Get to know God for yourself.