You know that gut feeling, the one that tells you “yes, that’s a good idea” or “no, steer clear, definitely not good”? Next time you get that feeling ask yourself if it’s a “God idea”.
For many years I’ve asked God to use me. And over and over again He reminded me about my love for writing, nature and also my love for encouraging others.
I never thought I’d be brave enough to share my writing on the World Wide Web, but ever since I have, God has continued to bless it.
This is what I would consider a “God idea”: An idea that flourishes when partnered with God’s written plan for your life. Once we are in agreement with God, He’ll waste no time confirming and blessing us!
The only reason that was stopping me from sharing my heart and testimony online was fear. Have you ever been paralyzed by fear before?
Then you know, it’s not fun at all. And for too many years I let fear rob me of my love to write and encourage others. Even now, I feel fear telling me not to share this tidbit of my heart with you. But I’m going to anyways, because I know God wants me to.
One of my girlfriends once said “Do It Afraid” and gosh I love that! Just do it afraid.
And that’s how, A Morning Prayer, got started. I decided to do it afraid. I created the page on Instagram to help encourage conversations with God and I totally did it afraid. Afraid I’d be label a “Jesus freak” and also afraid that I was not “pure or holy enough” to share His word.
Part of my testimony involves me not knowing anything about Grace, little about having a “relationship” with Jesus and battling with calling God “my Father” because of my earthly father’s example.
When I started “talking” to God, I started out with small, simple prayers. This too, I did afraid. I didn’t know if God cared about me. I wasn’t convinced He sent his one and only son to die for me. For you, yes. For me? No way. My sin list is too lengthy.
But the more and more I talked to Him, He responded. Not audibly, but He responded, by showing me scriptures to help heal my aching heart and bringing people into my life that radiated His light. He took the veil off of me and revealed His treasures to me.
For more than 5 years I’ve been on this “treasure hunt” of sorts. Where God reveals more and more of Himself to me. And I’m hooked. I can’t stop searching, looking or seeking. It’s just way too fun!
Simply put, A Morning Prayer, was created so you had a place to start a conversation with God too. And for me, the morning is when everything is made new. A new start, fresh grace and crisp air – the perfect “weather” to sit and talk with God.
I hope with all my heart, A Morning Prayer, blesses you. It won’t be everyday that the prayers speak straight to your heart, but keep following because I know they will one day. I mean, there’s a reason why you’re here, reading this now and trying to figure out what this is all about. Right? : )