Prayer

Beyond Religion

restJeremiah 33:3
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

What gives you the power to cry out to an Almighty God with certainty that He will not only hear you, but He will also answer you?

Relationship…

When you are in a strong relationship, you are confident in your place within the relationship. The deeper the relationship the more confidence you have.  Confidence is trust in someone or something. When you are confident in your relationship with God, then you trust Him.  You trust that if you ask, you will receive.

Prayer is really about relationship, rather than religion.  When you are in a healthy relationship with someone you consider it a privilege, communication flows easily and you focus on what I can give. However, when you try to pray from a place of religion, you consider it an obligation, it’s hard and your focus is on what can I get.

When you seek the Provider, provision is there…

Jeremiah 29:12-13 says, Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Those verses encourage a healthy relationship. Those verses encourage us to seek God Himself rather than just seeking what He has to offer.

It is time to move beyond religion and move into a relationship.  Your heavenly Father is waiting on you…

Remember to be REAL…