"Take it to the one who has all the answers"
Yep, those conversations that you have with yourself and later wish you never did. Who doesn't have those? Why do we have inner dialogues? And why are they so negative when we're actually talking to ourselves?
I know I have them, and in some life seasons, I've had them more often than I care to remember.
As a child, a friend's dad told me that I'd never be a salesman. I'm useless at it. This one comment traveled with me for several years. Every time I tried my hand at a sales consultant job I would fail. I would tell myself over and over that I can't do this. I'll see the picture in my mind of that day so long ago; that one comment.
I got teased on a daily basis when I was younger because of my red hair and freckles. I carried that into my adult life. Whenever I walked into a room full of people or had a meeting with a new client, I would tell myself that people were staring.
I'm a dreamer, a...
John 16: 23 Pray in the name of Jesus
1 Corinthians 14: 15 Pray in the understanding as well as the spirit
John 15: 7 Abide in Jesus - Ask what you will - Abiding (living, dwelling) in Jesus, in His Word in the condition to asking what you will. Why? Knowing His will, you'll ask in agreement with him
1 John 5: 14 Ask according to God's will. His will is in His word.
Matthew 21: 21-2 Ask in faith. Believe you have received when you pray. Definition of faith : Believing in the words of another = TRUST God kind of faith: Believing or trusting God's word to us.
Mark 11: 22 -26 When you pray, believe you have received. When you pray, forgive.
Luke 18: 1-8 When you pray, be persistent, don't loose heart..
James 5: 16 When you pray, be fervent and passionate
1 Peter 5: 7 Pray because God cares for you. Cast all your concerns, your cares upon Him.
It's better to know God than to know answers to everything.
The first question most children ask is "why." It doesn't take long for them to notice that things don't just happen. There's a system called cause and effect. When kids ask why, they are trying to figure out the system.
Sometimes we don't know why things happen, they just do. For example; it would seem that if you're a good person, only good would come your way. Yet, we know that bad things happen to good people. WHY?
In that same vein, it would seem that bad things would be the result of acts committed by people intent on doing harm. Yet, sometimes we see them get away with their deeds with no apparent consequences. And, sometimes they even prosper as a result of their actions. WHY?
"For examples of patience in suffering, look at the Lord's prophets. We know how happy they are now because they stayed true to Him then, even though they suffered greatly for it. Job is an example of a man who continued to trust the Lord...