All Prayers Are Powerful, But It’s Okay To Start Small

 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 New Living Translation

 

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God is everywhere, hoping that we will acknowledge Him. He wants to be apart of our lives, in everything that we do. So just start by thanking Him for the small things. Whether that be a closer parking space at a grocery store, or finding the kind of creamer for your coffee that was out of stock the week before. The thing is, He loves showing Himself in these little ways, because it lets Him be apart of our lives in a very personal nature.

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend [Jesus] who sticks closer than a brother [or sister.]” Proverbs 31:10-11, English Standard Version.

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One thing I’ve noticed in this past year is that most of the time my own little prayers get answered more so than the big ones. For example, my husband, the kids, and I went to the store for our weekly grocery trip. Before we had even left the car I was speaking to my husband that we needed to pick up some kind of meat while we were in there so I could have something to fix for dinner. What’s funny is I didn’t even know that in a round about way I was praying for meat, and not in the traditional sense. When we finally got into the meat section there were so many different deals going on for hamburgers, ribs, chicken, pretty much everything that we needed for the next week to live on. That’s when I knew that God was listening in on our conversation and made it so that our needs would be met, on our little tiny grocery budget. So right there in the middle of Kroger, I thanked Him for being there with us, and listening to our requests.

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, New International Version

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I think there are many different ways to pray, and it’s okay to speak out loud. In fact I found that praying out loud can actually work for the benefits of it better than just thinking the prayer. It’s because a thought can be fleeting, but when you have to put in the conscious effort to speak out loud, you can be more direct and less distracted by the ever moving mind. Also, I found that keeping a prayer journal is a great idea. Just the act of writing down a prayer is powerful, not only that but when times become hard you can always look back on the prayers that you had written, and pin point exactly which ones have been answered. In my own personal journal, every prayer I had written was fulfilled. The big ones, the small ones, and everything that was in between, God truly is good all the time, every day, every hour, every minute, every second He really does listen all the time.

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12 New International Version

 

 

 

 

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God Is Speaking To You, Are You Listening?

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“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.” Revelation 3:20, New Living Translation.

Many people have heard of Jesus, maybe through friends, or family, or history… ect. But how many of us actually believe that He existed not only as a famous story told throughout the ages, but as a real live person today? The thing is, He is real and He speaks to each and everyone of us, we just might not be able to understand. Also I’ll tell ya right now, church can be a great thing but you don’t need to go there just to get to know Him. Funny thing is He finds a way to speak to you all the time, it’s just learning how to listen that is the hardest part. What’s also funny is, He speaks to all of us differently in a way that we can comprehend. I would like to share a story my husband shared with me.

One day he was walking home at night in the rain, on a street named Williamson rd. All of the sudden he looks over across the street and sees a little duck out of the blue start playing in a puddle next to the intersection.

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He just kind of thought it was strange to see it by itself but decided to keep walking. He walked right into a street sign hit his his head so hard that he fell over. When he was lying on his back with the rain pouring into his face, he started to laugh and said, “I get it Father! You were telling me to Duck!”

So in the end not only can God help with the serious stuff He can also help with the everyday stuff. The main thing is, He has a plan for you. Not sure what but whatever it is will be worth all of the hardship that you might have to face. Men and women of God have it rough I won’t lie to you, but they also get one of the most important jobs in the world. They get the responsibility to protect people. He might be calling you to work for Him, and if you choose to follow Him He will bless you beyond what ever you can imagine. The easy part is accepting Him into your life, the most difficult part for us is removing ourselves from the throne of our hearts, and putting Him in the front seat. He will never steer us wrong, so if one step is taken toward Him, He will take the next ten toward you.

God wants to be your friend, your Father, your teacher, your confidant, your comforter, your healer… He has so many names and titles, it’s one of the reasons He is called the great “I Am.”