Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 26, 2015

Conversations With God

cb devo mar 26“Rejoice evermore; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (KJV)

As a young bride many years ago, I dreaded meetings where the ladies would separate into groups to pray. I was so afraid to pray aloud in front of older women: what do I say? What if I say something stupid? What if I sound immature? Other than at church, the only prayer I had heard at home was for the meal – always the same prayer, day after day. As I have grown and understood that God wants to hear from me, prayers have become so very different! I know it does not have to be with big words, nor cover every subject, nor be generic. I’ve learned to talk to Him as my best friend–as indeed, He is! Realize He already knows your needs and you don’t have to explain every detail to Him. I love the book of Nehemiah. He was so “down home” and honest in his prayers. He hid nothing from God. In front of the King, when his life was in the hand of the king because of his sadness over Jerusalem, his prayer to God was so very specific: “HELP!” He knew he needed God’s wisdom immediately, he didn’t need long words, or to tell God the situation he was in, or get God’s attention. “Help!” What a magnificent heart-felt prayer! How often I need to call out to the Savior in today’s world, “Help!”

“My God, please “increase my faith” as I talk to You, knowing You are there, that You care for me with all my faults, and that my greatest desire is for my life to be a reflection of the conversations I have with You. I love you, Lord.”

For His Glory

Sandy Day
TRBC Mountain Blend

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