It is very important to stay in touch with those we love. You can lose touch so easily and then it is sometimes hard to get back in touch again. You lose so much being out of touch.
It is the same way with God, if we don't stay in touch with Him on a daily basis and I find, hourly, and even down to the minute because we can be drawn away so easily. Keep your wants, your joys, your sorrows, your cares and your fears before God. You cannot weary Him.
James 5:11 "The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy." He loves us, He wants the very best for us and He is waiting for us to pour our hearts out to Him so He can pour out His blessings on us.
Yesterday, I mentioned that we must pray in Jesus name and here is the text for that.
John 16:26,27 "Ye shall ask in My name; and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loveth you. That whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you."
To pray in Jesus name means to pray in the mind and spirit of Jesus, while we believe His promises, rely upon His grace and work His works.
If we thought and talked more of Jesus and far less of self, we should have more of His presence with us.
Is there anyone who couldn't have more of His presence with us. We must stay in touch with Him, we dwell to near the lowlands of earth.
Hebrews 7:25 "Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them."
We need to praise God more "for His goodness and His wonderful works to the children of men." Psalms 107:8. If we are not realizing His works in our life, it is because we are not staying in touch as we should. We should praise Him for the benefits that we receive on a daily basis. Fresh air, sunshine, fresh water, food, clothing and any other benefit. Health is a wonderful benefit and we don't realize it until we lose it. These all come from God and we should Praise Him and Thank Him for them and any other gifts that He supplies. If we work to obtain livelyhood, it is because He gives us the strength and health to do it.
Our best friend is Jesus, so let us treat Him as a Best Friend and stay in touch with Him at all times because where an earthly best friend cannot give us the things that we need, as a rule, Jesus can and will take care of all our needs, great or small.
Please don't become out of touch with Him, it is the most important thing you can do is to stay in touch all the time, in other words always be ready to offer a prayer heavenward in a moments notice, you never know when you will need Him, in a crises, an emergency or just want to communicate with Him. I know that He loves to have us just visit with Him just to praise him. Start telling Him what you are thankful for, it will work a miracle in your life just to realize what all you have to be thankful for. The trials will not seem so large any-more and life will be a bit more happier. I am praying for you that you will stay in touch and have a blessed day today and always. Grandma Joan
Some thoughts were taken from the little Book Steps to Christ. Chapter on Prayer.