I wanted to start this blog with what I think will be its single most important post.
The whole reason I created this site is to take a moment to document the reflections of my own walk with God. It has taken me years to get to the point where I feel that when I pray, when I call upon him, that he is with me at that moment.
Our first step, in order to have a closer relationship with Jesus, is to confess with our mouths that he is who he says he is and invite him into our lives. (Romans 10:9-11)
Take a moment with me to come to God as I do. Let’s start by turning our hearts toward God, removing all the thoughts which speak so loudly in our minds that it mutes the spirit inside us which bridge us to him.
Let’s come in worship, if you know the following song, feel free to sing it softly or loudly. But sing it to God as an offering. Listen to the words and let it calibrate you before we speak with our Father.
Forgive me of any sins I have committed against you others. Help me recognize them so that I may correct them.
I know that you are good. The Bible tells me you are good (James 1:17). I know that because of my sin, my imperfectness, I deserve death and am not worthy to be in your presence. Yet you pursue me (Zephaniah 3:17).
You place a value on me that is above all else and which I cannot understand (Luke 12:27-28). Jesus, you came to this Earth to teach me and to pay the ransom of my sins (John 3:16-21). You experienced the perils of this life as I do. You felt pain as I do, the emotional devastation of loosing loved ones and the physical sting of death. Through your death, resurrection and your promises, I may live.
You are the way, the truth and the life and through you anything is possible (John 14:6). I know, that if I wish to call myself Christian, I must be an ambassador of you. I must be like you. To do this I need to know you.
Jesus, I give my life to you. You are my Lord and Savior. I believe you died for me, so that I may live with you. I want to know you. Jesus, send me the spirit. The same which rose you from the dead. So that I may always walk with you in my most joyous moments and my darkest hours. (Romans 8:11)
I know that this will require work. I wont change over night. But in my day to day’s help me hear your voice. Guide me in everything I do. Allow me, that when I come to you in prayer, I be completely devoted to that time so that our relationship would flourish.
Father, give me what I need to succeed. I trust you.