God created us for relationship with Him! It sounds so simple. Yet how often do you feel like, or do you hear people say, ‘where is God’ when I need him?
“God is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t worry.” Deuteronomy 31:8 The Message
I think you’d agree that any relationship requires both parties to communicate (speaking and listening), right? So, since God is all about relationship with you, and HE promises to stride ahead of you and be right there with you, we can be confident that if we check-in with Him, He’ll be there to guide our steps!
As believers, this relationship/interaction happens every day of the week as we study scripture and pray ~ speaking and listening. Sometimes the experience is more pronounced, and this week we personally experienced a BIG miracle that I thought I’d share with you.
The short story is my husband had not felt well for a couple of weeks (strep, cold/flu symptoms) for which he was being medicated. But, additionally he was experiencing chest pressure that he believed was digestive in nature. On Thursday my husband called me from NH to say he’d been experiencing chest pressure for over two hours, that he had called his PCP and they wanted him to go to the ER. My husband was overwhelmed with that thought ~ it didn’t fit into the schedule AND why go there for digestive problems. So, I encouraged my husband to pray in the Spirit, and ask God for wisdom, just like we might check-in with our friends to ask for advice. My husband prayed in the Spirit all the way to his office, and when he called back, he was at peace. He said, I’m healed, but I need to go to the ER. He then went willingly, and ultimately found out that the right vein to his heart was 95% blocked, requiring a stent! Praise God, my husband is healed!!
God was with HIM all of the way, but it required my husband to believe, to ask God for wisdom/direction, and for my husband to listen and act on what God told him to do. In doing so, we experienced a wonderful miracle!!!
God is there for you every moment of every day. Have you checked in with Him lately? If not, I encourage you to develop a deeper relationship with the God who created you, loves you so much HE sent Jesus to take upon Himself all of your sin, sickness and heavy burdens. HE is there, waiting for you to trust Him, love Him back and communicate with Him! He’s not looking for complex prayers or years of experience ~ He’s looking for a honest conversation with you! Be blessed ~ you’re not alone ~ He is there waiting for you to receive and communicate with HIM.
If I can be of encouragement to you through the Word of God, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. God’s Love and Blessings, From the Heart