Imagine how different our days would go if we started each day or each prayer by saying “God if you’ll speak to me, I’ll listen”.
I am so good about turning to God in the hard times, but when everything in life is going smoothly I think that I am can handle life and that my plans will be good enough. No matter what season we are in it is easy to think of praying as a last resort. We try everything and finally when our plans aren’t working we turn to God. Imagine if we would turn to God and pray first.
Here are a couple of my favorite verses about turning to God.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble. (Psalm 46.1)
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
My goal for the next week is to focus on prayer first. To ask God what his plan is for me for me- and then listen!