I’ve prayed and I’ve cried

I have been making a conscious effort to work on my relationship with Christ. I have been in the church my whole life, but have not done my best on working on my personal relationship with God. Chase Rice has a song called Jack Daniels and Jesus, in the song he says, “I’ve opened more bottles than I ever have my Bible.” I can say with all certainty that I have opened my Bible more than I ever have any bottles, but I can think of a lot of things I have done more than read and study God’s word.

I have been having a lot of conversations about God, the Sabbath, and what God wants for our lives. These discussions have made me realize that I have not been studying and reading God’s word enough. God desires us to study, read His word and come to him in prayer. We can’t leave our relationship with God in the pastor’s hands or just get what we need once a week at church. I know that God desires us to have a deeper connection with him and we do this by reading and studying His word.

If you are like me you have a tendency to neglect your relationship with God when things are going right, but call on him and cry out his name when your world is crumbling. While working on my relationship with God I’ve been able to gain clarity and find peace with many situations in my life. These past few months I’ve done a lot of soul searching and a lot of asking God why. I feel like I’ve prayed and cried more than I have in a long time and I’m coming to terms with decisions I’ve made in my life as well as how I will move forward.

Whatever you need to do, do it! Pray, cry, scream, take a vacation, but always keep God at the center.

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

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