To have a blessed year we need to keep our knees on the ground, that is, we need to pray. Prayer is the main way to develop intimacy with God and the prayer of the just is powerful, so it is one of the main weapons of everyone who believes in the Most High.
Surely, you have heard someone say that dialogue is the basis of every relationship, well, our way of dialoguing with the Lord is through prayer. Through prayer, we talk with our father, we are instructed by Him, we thank Him, and we deliver our supplications.
God hears your prayers
Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.James 5:17,18
Perhaps at some point you thought that God no longer heard your prayers, but God always hears us. Often what happens is that we want an answer, but we are not able to hear, or simply do not want the answer our God is giving.
This happens because of our deceitful heart, because we are proponent in thinking that even sinners still know more than the Most High. Nevertheless, our Father is still ready to listen to us, but we need to remember that prayer is not a monologue, we also need to be willing to listen.
Be present when you pray!
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.Matthew 6:7,8
Now you may be asking yourself “what do you mean by ‘being present’?”, well I’ve caught myself praying a few times in a vague way, either because I’m tired or because I’m running, but it shouldn’t be like this. We expect so much from God, but we commit so little ourselves.
When you pray, think about what you are saying. I, as a flawed person, have caught myself simply throwing words instead of praying, especially before going to sleep, and that famous prayer where we say “God, bless God”.
Now, imagine if someone you love very much and want to have a good relationship, would only talk to you out of habit or when you needed something. I’m sure it would hurt you, wouldn’t it? Then, why do we think it differs with God? Well, if we want a blessed year we need to change that reality.
As we have already said here in the blog, a successful year is a year in God’s presence, where we give our plans and goals into his hands, and this happens through prayer, of relating with God daily.
If we want to live the supernatural of the Lord in our lives, we need to understand what his plans are for us and it is by talking to him and reading his words that we will reach such understanding.
God bless you!
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