A sweet reminder from the Lord came to keep praying. Sometimes I don’t know why I even bother with my requests. They feel like demands at times or unimportant even at worst just plain selfish. I feel like I’m chatting to a deaf ceiling. But, in my quiet time, God urged my soul to keep praying for the desires of my heart.
This one particular request I have prayed before years ago for a period of time and God did answered that prayer in his way.
Moving to Texas my life has changed and I now find myself praying for the exact same thing again, though slightly different.
God ever so softly urged me to keep praying. Just that encouragement, that He cares about what I care about, keeps me hopeful, keeps me drawn inward to know Him more.
But He hears the prayer if the righteous
Like before, when God answered my prayer, it was not how I pictured it to look. Likewise, this time I know if God answers my little request it will look perfect to God in every way, but strange to me. Perhaps, I won’t even recognize my prayer as even being answered right way.
I hope I have more if these moments; moments of knowing God is present and speaking to my heart. Who wouldn’t! But, the truth is, that when I’m sitting still, reading Gods word and meditating on what I just read, God doesn’t always show up how I’d like. Most of the time (or it feels like) it’s just me dialoging mentally with a bazillion questions!
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
It’s my continual showing up to be with God that builds the relationship and invites God to speak as He wills. It’s my daily invitation to invite God into my heart; opening my heart to let Him in; whether I feel Him or not. Step by step, day by day, moment by moment, with an open heart.