When my mom and sister came down to visit me this past week, they brought a box of all of my old stuff with them [mom is finally rid of me…now she wants to be rid of my stuff. LOL] I finally sat down and went through all of it this afternoon and found a few things that are worth keeping. I still have EVERY. SINGLE. JOURNAL. I have ever written since 4th grade. That’s always fun. Going back through the things I have written. I did find my notebook from a Christian Retreat I went on in 2002. I started flipping through it and found some notes on “Communication through Prayer” and one on “Faith” that I thought I would share. **These are just notes…not an actual lesson, but some of them were really good.**
~If we stop communicating with GOD, he will stop communicating with us.
~If you call on Christ, he will diligently seek you out as if you had never stopped talking to him in the first place.
~One of the easiest prayers to pray is the “Lord’s Prayer.” Try praying it outloud and then rephrasing it to fit your circumstances.
~You can’t get anything out of a prayer life when YOU are the only one doing the talking.
~Ways to Pray:
Adoration [express our love.]
Confession [our sins]
Thanks [praise for all he’s given us.]
~When we pray and ask for certain things, we WILL get an answer, even if it isn’t the one that we want. God allows things to happen to us that will cause us to grow closer to him.
~If you’re going to worry don’t bother to pray. If you’re going to pray, don’t bother to worry.
~Faith= Forsaking All I Trust in Him…
I know that’s really not much tonight. I was just kind of scanning through this notebook and these couple of quotes and phrases stuck out. There are lots of goodies in here so I will try to share some more of it with you all the next few days. I will try to actually come up with some sort of “lesson” or something so that it’s not just a bunch of words. 🙂