Constant prayer is a necessity, especially if you’re like me and have a detrimental imagination. I used to think that if I prayed and asked God for an answer, I expected to hear within 10 minutes of asking. When that didn’t happen, which usually it doesn’t, I began to think of answers on my own. I always went by my feelings as to which answer was best or the one I thought God wanted. Usually that led to more worries because when I thought that was the right answer, and things didn’t work out, I became depressed trying to understand why and thinking my faith just wasn’t enough. Which wasn’t justified because at the end of the day I was the one making all the decisions.
I lived that way for a long time. No wonder I grayed early!
Now I have come to recognize when I get anxious or scared about life. About the future I can’t see or expectations that I think need fulfilling. As soon as that fear starts…I pray. Even if that fear comes again after 3 minutes…I pray again. I pray again and again until that fear turns into joy because I know that the creator of the universe said he would look out for me.
Do I deserve such love and mercy? Absolutely not! I am very undeserving. But that’s just it; God WANTS us to always look to him.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
Some tend to have the mindset that God is too busy, or he already knows everything so why tell him…
But that’s not the point! The point is he WANTS to communicate with us. Not just a talk every now and then or when we need something, but all the time. Everyday; every minute. “I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.” Proverbs 8:17
The Lord as glorious and fearsome as his is, humbles himself yet keeps his position just to be with us and include us. “The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph 3:17
He wants us to communicate all our fears and joys. He wants us to understand his spirit. “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying… Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29. Revelation 3:6, 13, and 22
Open your heart, your mind, and your mouth
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39
*special thanks to http://www.sabbaths.org/c.html for scripture verses