9. Talk to Him
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Our God is a personal God. Thomas A. Tarrants III writes the following in his article: “As we walk with God through the ups and downs of life, lifting up our prayers to Him in faith and receiving His answers, our experience with God and our trust in Him grow. As the years pass, we develop a history of personal dealings with God that deepens our knowledge of Him, our faith in Him, and our love for Him.”
Perhaps the most important evolution in our personal faith is the conversion of constructed and legalistic prayer into intimate and continual conversation with Christ. God is all-knowing, in control, and capable of calming even the most ferocious storms of the heart, yet we so often neglect to cut Him into the chaotic storms in our minds and hearts. When we allow Him into every crack and crevice of our hearts, He is faithful to remind us of the Peace living in us. “God’s goodness often grows in unlikely places,” writes the Encouragement Cafe devotional.
10. Let Truth Permeate
When we taste something, we often use our other senses. We see what we are eating, smell it, and feel the texture. Depending on what we are eating, we may hear it crunch, too. Let Jesus be more than just a set-it-and-forget-it habit of prayer and Scripture reading. Let Him permeate all of our moments. For, when we do, we will see the connections in our lives as brushstrokes of love and care, guidance and encouragement.
David’s relationship with God affected him wholly, and our relationship with Christ should unequivocally be the driving force behind all we are. “The Christian life is a great-tasting feast,” writes Pastor Jeff Schreve, “It’s a day-by-day, moment-by-moment walk with the glorious, gracious King of the universe.”
God’s Word is alive and active. When we continue to seek Him in it, He is faithful to reveal Himself through it. As we journey on with Him through life, the world will cause us to consider the abounding calamity. To grow in faith, and somedays, just get by breathing, we must choose to lean into who He is – good, and unchanging.
Click here to pray through Psalm 34.
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Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ. She stepped out of her comfort zone, and her Marketing career, to obey God’s call to stay home and be “Mom” in 2011. From that step of obedience her blog, Sunny&80, was born, a way to retain the funny everyday moments of motherhood. Meg is also a freelance writer and author of “Friends with Everyone.” She loves teaching God’s Word and leading Bible study, being a mom, distance running, photography, and the Cleveland Browns. Meg resides in Northern Ohio with her husband, two daughters, and Godlen-Doodle.