About a month ago, I have noticed my prayer time becoming more of a routine than a conversation with God about my feelings, my fears, and my dreams. My heart wasn’t there when I asked God for the blessing, for the forgiveness, and for the joy I longed for.
Intentional praying is what keeps us close to God. He wants our hearts, not our empty words! I have found myself being so dry with my prayers because I doubted God! I doubted His ability to do what I was asking Him to do. In the book of Mark, a man was asking Jesus to protect his son, “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” If you can. ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes” ( Mark 9:22-23). The man had doubted what Christ can do, sounds familiar?! How often in life do we rely on something more than Jesus? How often do we not believe that he alone can do anything?
I want you to memorize this Bible verse: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. You can do anything and everything, through Jesus who’s got your back. You can achieve all of our wildest, craziest dreams that God has put in your heart, through Jesus. YOU don’t need to be strong to do this, you have Jesus for that. YOU are already have won all the battles you are fighting through Jesus. All you have to do, is believe! Have faith in the one whose strength will get you to the places you couldn’t even dream about. Have faith in the one who is fighting your battles, who is your main source of peace and victory. Have faith in Christ.