Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
I would like to preface this post today to let you know that I will be talking about my Christian beliefs. If this something that you are not interested in, feel free to come back tomorrow for a little inspiration, as I will be back to the normal posts. Thank you!
I have been asked before, “How do you pray?”
This is almost a loaded question. If this question were to be asked to multiple people with different beliefs, you will get different answers. I can only speak on what I do. So, that’s what I am going to do.
When I pray, I always address God, but I don’t often say, “God.” Why? It’s not because I am praying to the universe or some alternative being. It’s because I believe His name is so Holy, it shouldn’t be made common. Considering the fact I am praying pretty much all day long, His name would become common in my life, when it shouldn’t. It is too Holy to become common. I typically call Him my Heavenly Father.
I always make a point to lift up the prayer book at church and on a crochet site that I visit. I ask Him to be with the needs in each book and to deliver whatever healing or comfort is being asked for, but I always add that His will be done. Too often, we get caught up in the problem that we just want out of it as easily as possible, forgetting that it just might be His will allowing us to go through the situation for a reason. I ask Him to keep me in His will.
In the mornings when I go out for my first cup of coffee and enjoy the sunrise, I always take that time to pray. I just talk to Him. I tell Him how I have been feeling, what I have been doing, I ask Him to keep my husband and our family safe. I ask Him to be with Monkey as he starts his day, to help him keep Him first. I ask God to show me what it is that He needs me to see, what lessons I am needing to learn.
Most importantly, I take time just to thank Him! He has given me a wonderful life, amazing husband and family, He pulled me from my darkest time and showed me love, when I didn’t feel I deserved it. He reminded me that I matter, that I have a purpose on this earth and that I am His child! How could I not take time to praise Him and Thank Him for that!
To me the most important thing I could do, is just talk to Him. I listened to Joyce Meyer when she said that you should insert God into every single aspect of your life. This doesn’t mean that you’ll skate through life worry and problem free. This just tremendously helps when you do have those worries and problems. I started awhile back and let me tell you, I have noticed a massive difference in my life in doing so. There were aspects of my life, I would not even pray to Him about, then it hit me, why? Why wouldn’t I just talk to him about it? He already knows that I am having an issue in these embarrassing areas, might as well talk to Him about it. You know what happened? He answered me. He gave me the comfort I needed and He showed me that all of the worrying and embarrassment I felt, was for nothing. He also gave me the courage to admit to myself that I was holding myself back on things.
All of that happened because I pray. I pray as much as I can and as long as I can. I hope you will do the same.
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