Prayer always brings us to a place where we come face to face with what we really think and believe about God.
When we settle the question of whether we believe or not and come to the decision that we do, its important to keep renewing that decision of belief to God.
This is easily done early in our time of prayer by saying to God in our own words,
“God, I give you my life,”
“God be the Lord of my life,” or
“God be the centre of my life.”
By stating our commitment and belief to God we draw more closely in our heart and in our mind to God.
It is very common in marriages during certain periods for love to become dry. In my marriage to Rosemary there came a time when through the busyness of lives, our careers and raising children, we became very focused on the tasks we had to do to keep our young children educated and cared for. It was during this time that we didn’t spend as much time together as our relationship possibly required because we were so busy.
As married couples who are older and wiser than us know ‐ that for our relationship to be truly vibrant it is important that we keep making the choice to be in love and to grow that relationship of love more deeply. When Rosemary and I discovered this, a deeper richness and warmth took place within our married life.
This is the same with my relationships with my close friends in that you must keep choosing to deepen the bonds of your friendship as time goes by.
It is the same with our relationship with God. It is important to deepen our relationship by choosing God as our Lord and Saviour, by our love language and by our devotion to God every day.
By doing this every day our relationship with God cannot help but grow in maturity, intimacy and love.
ACTION: There are many ways to tell God that you love him, care for him and are devoted to him. Put in your own words how you would express these words to Him today.
GOSPEL READING: John 5: 1-16
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