But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
I have attended church and listened to many sermons throughout my life; however, I can count the times that I was taught how to connect with God through prayer for Divine intervention to resolve all of my real-life challenges.
I routinely had morning and evening prayer; even so, my mind was constantly in motion, and always focused on how to resolve my problems. Through His mercy, God allowed me to form a bond with a spiritual sister who taught me how to include God in every aspect of my life.
Prayer is the connection to our Heavenly resources. Do not place limitations on the number of times that you pray. We are instructed to pray without ceasing; whether your prayers are silent or audible, God is always available.
Because of Christ’s sacrifice, we can enjoy perfect peace. The comfort that comes from God is only available when we invite our Heavenly Father into our joys, our sorrows, our trials, and our victories. There is not one issue in our daily lives that is to great or to small for God.
Challenge for today: If you know individuals who are constantly in distress, pray with them and teach them how to apply God’s Word and constant prayer to their daily lives.
Verse for today: You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you. Isaiah 26:3 NLT
Prayer for today: Dear God, I desire to include you in every aspect of my life. My life has been full of worry and restlessness because I am trying to solve my problems without you. I now realize that in order to have peace that I must completely trust you by inviting you in through prayer concerning everything. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz