Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thankful Thursday: Calling Heaven via Prayer

It's Thursday and I'm thankful for the opportunity to talk to God through His direct line, prayer.

And there you go, a Thankful Thursday post completed in one sentence. :) Really,there's not much more to say. But to elaborate on the concept of calling heaven via prayer...

I am grateful how God can hear ALL of our prayers from ALL of His people around the entire world at the SAME TIME and yet He knows how to spend individual time and answer each prayer personally. Only God can do that you know. I was reminded of God's awesomeness on this topic today when my mom and grandma were trying to talk to me at the EXACT SAME TIME-- my grandma was on the phone and my mom was in the next room. It was very frustrating and I told them both, "Do you realize you're BOTH trying to TALK to ME at the SAME TIME?! I can only hear you ONE AT A TIME!" And then it hit me, Aren't I glad God can hear me and over a billion other people vying for His attention at the same time? And He'll never get frustrated like I did because well He's GOD and He's got this all worked out!

God never ceases to amaze me...not only does He hear my prayers and ALL prayers from people EVERYWHERE in the world, but He works it so I feel like I'm the only one talking to Him and He makes it so when He answers my prayers, it feels like He knew just what I needed, and gave it to me exactly when I need it. I do believe in the Education career world, they call that "differentiating instruction." :)

So dear hearts, today I encourage you to try this amazing channel of communication which connects the imperfect (you, me, all human beings in general) with the ETERNAL Living God. PRAYER is the channel of the communication that connects us to God who loves us with ALL of His divine heart! :)

If you've never prayed before and are wondering how, I would like to tell you it's just like talking to a dear friend or family member but with due respect and I say "due respect" because you are talking to the Creator of the Universe. You are not alone if you've never prayed before and are wondering how, just read the Bible book of Matthew, Chapter 6 when someone asked Jesus Christ how do they pray to God the Father. Jesus said,“This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one". And I say you might want to end your prayer with (as I was taught in church), "For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory forever. In Jesus' Name I Pray, Amen."

Now that you know how to pray, go ahead and call heaven. God's prayer line is open to receive calls all day/night from now until eternity. :)

God bless you!



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