Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Prayer is something that everyone sees differently, understands differently, uses differently. I asked some people if they had to summarize prayer into a sentence to tell someone, anyone, what would they say… this is what I got.

Prayer is a dialogue with God, not only talking to God but also listening to him. A two way conversation

Prayer is an ongoing, intimate conversation with God.

Prayer is a conversation between two friends. The purpose is to understand and get to know each other better, just like talking to a trusting friend.

In the last couple of days I have been trying to read in my bible about prayer, and see what the scriptures say, what I have learned is that God is there, he is listening to what you say, he may not answer right away, but he is there. He will answer, for the scriptures say in Matthew 7:7-8, Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for, keep on seeking and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

This doesn’t mean that if we pray every night asking for a perfect score on a test, that it will happen. I learned that God responds to wisdom and love. That what glorifies him will be answered, and isn’t every little thing we want.

But the major thing that I have read and learned, and had it repeated by different people… is that that Prayer is more than simply asking God to give us what we want. It’s living, active, and powerful communication with the LORD. My study bible gave me an analogy, have you ever seen two people who are friends, and they spend a lot of time together, they become more like each other, they may talk, act, and possibly think a lot alike. They are becoming more like each other. So, if we are spending time with God in prayer, it is the intimate two-way conversation between you and a trusting friend. You are going to become more like Him. Or look at it this way,… I personally have had it that when I am around a group of people, they tend to sway me to talk like they do, whether I notice it or not, and well, I think that it is the same with God. If I spend more time with him, then I will be veering towards Him in our relationship, than if I am not spending that time with him.

I know that I have to be willing to let prayer surround me, it can be so powerful., but I have to let it be, and be willing to open my heart and let God speak to me. We can get to know each other, even though he already knows so much about me, He still wants me to talk to Him, tell Him my hurts, fears, excitements… everything. So in the next couple of days I am going to challenge you, and myself. Not only to pray to God and to pray for yourself, but also to pray to Him about others, the person sitting next to you, or your co-worker, etc. And you can pray about numerous things… for someone to understand God’s will, gain wisdom or spiritual understanding, to honour God, bear fruit, appreciate God, or to be filled with his love, and joy, and to be thankful.


NOTE ** This week for my youth group I had the privileged to read devotions. So I decided that I was going to write my own for a change, since I usually read them from a book, or find one online. Therefore, I decided to take my devotion and also use it on my blog. It is slightly different to work for my blog than the one I read but the almost the same.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Plans I have for you....

"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future" - Jeremiah 29:11

This verse has showed up in a couple different things in a small matter of time. So that made me sit and think about how it relates to me right now...

Right now I am in the decision making process about my schooling and where I will go... Will I go to a univeristy nearby, far away, or do I take the college approach then into a university, or do I go for a year of bible college and then to university/college. ?? There are too many decisions that I find all come together into my head and comfuse me, I can say that for sure...

 I am confused.

But I don't like that, I want an answer to fall into place, for the decision to be made and then be final. But of course that doesn't just happen. When I was talking to a member at my church a little bit ago, I mentioned not knowing what I was going to do, he had said to me that the answer will come eventually, and that I have probably prayed about it. That stopped me right there.
I haven't prayed about this. I haven't ask God what/where he wants me to go. So know I am trying to pray about this and see what happens. Then now I have been seeing this verse in different places.. and well it is a comfort to me that this verse is standing out... I hope that it is a message from God, and that I can just sit back ,adn don't need to stress out about it, because no matter what happens, I know that God will be right beside me watching out for me. He already knows what my plans will be.
This verse is just what I needed to read and it came at the right time.