September 6, A Place to Start, Grow Weary and Find Peace via @gotandem

The last three verses gotandem delivered to me today (9/6) where timed well for me as September 6th is a very important day spiritually for me. It’s the day God helped me turn a new direction. Its the day I started to increase God and decrease myself, a process only completed when I reach Heaven. Thank you, gotandem!

A place to start, prayer to the Lord (Daniel 9:4), grow weary with hope (2 Corinthians 5:2), find peace with Gods Word (Ephesians 6:15).

 

To improve your praying, start in the right place.

Prayer that is properly framed always begins with God. Daniel 9:4 says, “And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, ‘O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments.'”

Isn’t it true that in most of our prayers the third word is “me.” “Lord, help me; Lord, bless me; Lord….” Me, me, me, me, me–I’m the center of my prayers.

But prayer is not about us; prayer is about Him. We’re talking to God. And if you want to get through to God in your prayers, one of the early lessons you want to learn is this: start with God.

We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. 2 Corinthians 5:2
For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.Ephesians 6:15
09/06/2016

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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