Friday, December 13, 2013

31 Days of Prayer: Where to find God

Curious about the title of today's blog post? I certainly hope so! Think I'm going to give you directions to God's home in heaven? I certainly hope NOT because no mere mortal can ever access that kind of information! However, while I cannot give you directions to God's home, I hope I can lead you to His heart.

God's heart overflows with love for us mere mortals. He absolutely ADORES us humans! Why, He loves us so much that He was willing to allow His only Son to die for us! Yes, He loves us that much! The death of Jesus Christ and His being raised from the grave after three days gives HOPE to humanity because now that Christ has defeated death, it no longer has power over our life story. Since Christ was victorious, we all can choose to accept His gift of salvation and have hope of life after the curtain closes on human history...We have hope to live again for eternity spent in the presence of God. All we have to do is to have faith in God and live like it! The Bible says faith without works is dead (James 2:14-24).

So what does all of this mean? You thought I was going to help you know where to find God, right? Hang in there, I will.

Are you ready?

You can find God...on your knees.



It's that simple.

The Bible says that no man has seen God. And that's true. But Jesus Christ says if you know the Son (Christ) then you know the Father (God). And how do you get to know Christ and God the Father?

Go ahead, think about it.

Dig a little deeper...

If you've listened to the song "Find You On My Knees" by Kari Jobe you may know the answer by now.

Still thinking?

You've got it! Prayer and study of God's Word (The Holy Bible) will lead you to God's heart. They say those who kneel before God in prayer can stand before anyone! Constant communication with God through prayer equips you for the daily battles in life. 
So when life gives you lemons don't just make lemonade, pray about it! Ask God to show you how to deal with the times when life does not look all that rosy and picture perfect. God is with you no matter where you are and no matter what you're going through. Even when you cannot sense God's presence, you can TRUST His heart.

Today I encourage you to pray and keep praying. You don't have to spend all day and night literally on your knees. But you do need to keep the communication line between you and God open. And that communication line is a beautiful gift from God to us called prayer. The best benefit about finding God through prayer and devotion is that He will not disappoint you. The Bible says when you seek God with all your heart, you WILL find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).

I know that it's tough when life is rough to pray and to seek God's will for your life. But know this: No matter what happens keep praying to God. He hears. He knows your situation and He's promised to work it out for your good (Romans 8:28).

So take heart! Pray and be led to God's heart! His divine, sovereign heart that overflows with love for you and your brother and your sister and your mom and your dad and your cousins and your aunts and uncles and your friends and your co-workers... you get the picture, every single human being on Earth!

Now that you know where to find God. Seek Him, daily, for the rest of your life. And as you seek Him and begin to know Him better, share what God's done for you with others! Your testimony may lead a lost soul to Jesus Christ. And that my friend, is what makes a life well lived.

God bless you!

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