One September morning in the year of 2002, I suffered a great tragedy in my life. I lost my mother. My mother was more to me than a parent, she was my best friend. I can remember throughout my childhood how she loved and protected me. If I wanted something in life and didn’t know how to get it, I would go to her. If she could not tell me how to go about getting it, most times she would get it for me. I guess you’re thinking I was spoiled? I was!!! It was not a rotten spoiled. It was a loving spoiled. Although I pretty much got what I wanted, I still recognized the boundaries and dared not to cross them. You see my mother was an anointed and powerful woman of God! She was God’s prophet. When she spoke, you can rest assured that I listened and always tried to obey. This woman taught me many things.
Of the many things, there is one thing I will never forget. I’ll never forget the power of prayer! My mother lived a life of prayer. She would wake up praying. She would pray while she was going about her daily routines. She would go to bed praying. I never really understood why she would pray and talk to God so much. However; now that I am older and much more mature, I completely understand why she prayed the way she did. Prayer is direct communication with God. It is through prayer that we build our relationship with Christ, Holy Spirit, and God. In other words, we have to talk to Him daily. There has to be a dialogue. The more you communicate with Him, the more intimate your relationship with him becomes. My mother had built a close, intimate relationship with God. I now understand how she was able to continue with life, even when life was seemingly winning. It was prayer that helped her through and it is prayer that can help you through. What am I saying? I am saying that God is waiting on you to make the first move. Reach out to Him! Talk to Him! Spend time with Him! PRAY!!!! Stop worrying so much and pray. Philippians 4:6 tells us; to be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let you requests be made known unto God. In other words, pray about everything and worry about nothing. Your prayers are powerful. Your prayers can move mountains or obstacles in your life (Matthew 17:20).
Do yourself a favor and start praying. God wants to be included in every aspect of your life. He wants to be included in your marriage, with your children, on your job, in your health, in your relationships, etc. He just wants you. So start today and do as my mother taught me; PRAY!!!