Description: The Lord Christ invites us to come to him in all circumstances, with our supplications and requests.
Verse: And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. 1 John5:14 – MSG
Many times I attempt to do things on my own efforts. I recall looking at some of the blunders I did as a teenager, and most of the time just hoping I would never get caught by anyone — specifically my parents. But I have learned to realize that the person I was never considering was God.
I wonder why, because every Sunday as a kid I always felt convicted of what I had done wrong, and asked God before I left the pew I was sitting in, “God please forgive me for all the dumb stupid mistakes I made this week. Amen” I don’t recall ever asking God to help me from doing what I was doing wrong, that would have made things better.
The real relationship that God wants with us now whether we are a kid or grown up is a relationship that has some authentic communications continuously, and not only when things are going wrong or when I am desperately need something. The things that God does for us that we seem to forget, we somehow never seem to thank Him, until we value what we have in this life.
Here is a few examples.
“God I am thankful for the air that is clean that you allow me to breathe free today.”
“God I am thankful for the feet that you gave me to walk on today and enjoy seeing the wonderful things with the eyes that you gave me.”
“God I am thankful for the ability to hear things clearly so when presented dangerous sounds I can protect myself.”
Sure, you can say that is nothing, but what about the person who is blind and will never see anything ever in this life? What about the person who will be in a wheelchair everyday? What about the person who will always have to depend on others to help them in this life — we do have a lot of things to be thankful for everyday.
God is interested in everything in your life. Maybe your studies have been difficult, and you need just one grade to be a bit higher. God is interested in everything! What about the difficult job or maybe you’re having a problem in a relationship- – God is interested in your problems.
We have the ability to talk to God anytime about any situation. I am certain that if I would have talked to God and my earthly father, I wouldn’t have possibly done some of the things I regret, but thankful that many past and current conversations with both have me on the better road ahead.
So if life is troubling you, how long has it been you talked with Dad? He is always available and willing to listen to your situations. The verse tells us today we can come boldly to Him without any fear…and when we understand that God’s intentions for us are –good.
Prayer: Lord forgive us for all the times to travel this road all by ourselves. That was never your intention to let us fight this life alone. But, today for the kid that is struggling in school, please help them with more wisdom and possibly other things that are keeping them from being the student you called them to be.For the single mom trying to do it all by herself and take care of kids, help her with strength and blessings of full cupboards. Finally Lord for anyone us who just hasn’t talked to you in along time, turn the candle light on real bright and whisper their name a bit louder to make the night better than the day. All this I ask in your name Jesus. Amen