Change in Heart and Position

Summer Horse 7  2012 © Laurie Pace

Summer Horse 7  2012 © Laurie Pace

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”  ― Søren Kierkegaard

Countless prayers have been prayed through my lips and heart of my early years asking so many times for things to happen or turn out a certain way.  As I grew and matured I began to recognize the importance of praying and listening.  Listening is the biggest part of any relationship.  When you are considering it one with God, are you listening or just asking?  

Good friends and family tire of the constant cry of need coming their way.  Some of us are needier than others. Maybe it is time to rethink how you pray and approach God. While He will never tire of your tirads and needs, (Look at Psalms!) He waits patiently for you to be still and receive what He has for you.

When facing a challenge, know that He walks with you into it and in accordance to His plan, the outcome will be as He directs.  He is there as you walk out of it. You grow through each challenge to be stronger and closer to Him. Blessings come after a trial of faith.

"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him."  James 1:2