It’s important to remember that even when we forget God, He never forgets us! He knows what’s happening to us every moment of the day, and He also watches over us. The reason is because He loves us with a love that never fades. Isn’t that fabulous! His unconditional love is always there for us.
The Bible says, “You are precious and honored in my sight, and,I love you” (Isaiah 43:4).
But we have to also remember God does want us to walk with Him every moment of the day and the first step is to begin the day with Him.
Far to often mornings are hurried for most of us , or many that choose to sleep in, but we need , no we must develop the habit of setting aside a few minutes every morning to be alone with God.
Pray about things you know you’ll be facing that day, and read a portion of God’s Word, the Bible.
Then let that portion of the Bible take root in your soul all day long, remembering it and calling it to mind.
In addition, we must develop the habit of constant prayer. I am working on this and now it’s the first thing I do. And even in different situations I find myself saying a prayer vs worrying about what ever it is I may be facing that day, that moment.
When you meet someone new, utter a silent prayer for them. When you learn about a problem someone is having, pray for them. If it’s poor health, job loss, school, drug problems , etc…
When someone tries your patience, pray for them. The Bible says, “Pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
Finally, just ask God to remind you of His love for you not just at church once a week or at the end of the day, but repeatedly.
Some day, we will be in Christ’s presence forever but may it begin now.
Pay attention to those you are friends with or hangout with. Are they also into God? Do they pray and attend church? Or do they try to pull you into the let’s say the dark side….
They drink to much, club to much,use or experiment with drugs to much, use caution with certain people.
Don’t get dragged into their world.
Stand strong and tall in your faith.
Be an example, not a follower . You don’t have to give up your friends but… matter is this:
If you follow Christ, you’re going to probably not have some behaviors in your life, not have some relationships in your life you’ve had in the past. There is a price tag. Jesus said, “If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself, pick up his cross daily and follow me.”
Here’s the issue, is you can’t have it both ways. God loves you, but He is the master and the king of the universe and He’s the king of your heart. And as you surrender, He says, I want you to do life my way.
And there are times where you give up some relationships. I remember early in my spiritual life I was a newly divorced from my 1st husband and some of my friends said it’s not good to just sit home, so I went running to different bars and doing stuff. It was cool at first but I seen so many at these bars unhappy trying to drown their sorrows or college kids trying to fit in by drinking just to be part of the crowd. I realized, you know something, I can’t continue in those behaviors.
But you know something, after a few months, I didn’t go there with them. I didn’t give up those relationships. And, you know, we still were friends and we talked religion and some came to Christ.
I remember a fellow that was dating a girl who had attempted suicide .
It was because my life was different he came to talk to me. I gave some information and also a few phone numbers to my church pastor and a couple counseling places.
And they both ended up getting married and coming to Christ and she got the help she needed.
You know, God’s plan is better, but there may be some short-term pain before there’s long-term gain.
You know, that’s life in Gods kingdom.
God loves you, but just as you make a sacrifice for people that you love, God is asking you to make some sacrifices for Him.
That is part of walking with Jesus Christ.
Many follow Hod and then give up because God wasn’t answering their prayers.
Many Christians feel this same frustration. I know I have.
We ask God for something, then wait for him to do what we want. We forget that God knows what’s best for us.
I think God gets blamed for a lot of unanswered prayers that he actually did answer, just not in the way we wanted him to.
God’s response to our sometimes selfish and immature prayers is often “let’s wait” or “this isn’t best for you.” For some people, these “negative” answers feel like non-answers.
Show people the loving God you know through your actions, lifestyle and faithfulness to God.
A life lived for God speaks for itself.