Prayer is powerful. There are so many benefits to prayer. The Bible says to never stop praying, pray without ceasing (1 Thess 5:17). Praying continually throughout the day, whether it be a quick, small prayer, or an hour prayer; it is important. It helps us keep a positive attitude, and it grows us closer to Him each and every day the more we pray. This is a prayer that I hope all of us will pray to our Heavenly Father with a humble heart, yearning to grow deeper and reach the purpose He has for us. Prayer can take us to levels in our life that we didn't even know we could go to.
You've been told at one point in your life (or perhaps even many) to have faith and God will come through. Have faith in the most complicated situations and you will be blessed. How often have you been able to prove those correct? In the moment, in the situation, it's so difficult to act upon your faith that God is greater, His plans are better. It's so *easy* to get flustered and worried. We often take things into our own hands and the outcome usually becomes worse than how the problem actually started. In our hearts we know what we should do. But our mind wanders from what our heart is saying and goes in the wrong direction. We need to learn how to distinguish our self-seeking, fleshly thoughts and start listening to what our heart is telling us to do.
When we look into the mirror, what do we see? Do we see ourselves through our eyes, or the way our Heavenly Father sees us? Do we spend enough time with Him to even know what He says about us? Perhaps learning how to think of yourself and your personal life on a deeper level from God's perspective, will help you understand how remarkably valued and treasured you are.
The name of this blog is "Within the Heart" because I would like every single word that is read or spoken on this blog to be from within the heart. Read and respond from your innermost being; the One who lives inside of you. Don't be fake or negative. This is a time and place to be real, open-minded, and dig deep into your heart to find who you truly are through the One and only Creator. I pray you all are blessed and encouraged as the Father downloads words, visions, or dreams to share. I want to thank all of you who encouraged me to start a blog. Through lots of prayer and thought, He helped me decide when the right time was. Praise Yahweh for His perfect timing!