A Two Way Conversation with God

Pray first, pray right and pray often. These are important to remember and to practice, but we often proceed through our day, going through the motions without taking time to seek God. It can sometimes be tough to keep Christ at the fore front of our minds, but when we pray right our attitude is that “God we invite you to be a part of our busy, daily lives. We want to be guided by your wisdom, rather than our own.” 

What does it mean to make Christ the center of our lives? Through His grace and mercy we have to opportunity to pursue a relationship with Him daily. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6) We can get-to-know God, the Creator of the universe, through study, prayer and by connecting with other believers. God wants to be known and offers an open invitation to everyone willing to believe that Jesus Christ is real and alive and that He’s the author of our salvation.

God has written each of us a letter. By spending time each day reading from your Bible, you are hearing directly from God, no differently than if you opened your mailbox and found a stamped envelope, addressed to you with “God” written at the top left corner. But it’s only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can understand the Scriptures and how they apply to our daily lives. Through a combination of prayer and study we will begin to see the spiritual lessons and tremendous wisdom recorded in its pages. 

When we open the Bible, God opens his mouth. Don’t put life on autopilot, instead diligently seek after Christ each day and with each pursuit, throughout the day. Lean upon Him and His word for understanding, knowledge and wisdom. “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)

(Gary Howell)
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.

Based on Success: Two Way Conversations with God on May 28th, 2016 - Watch Sermon

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