Imagine a conversation between twins in the womb. Stupid Idea, because they can’t talk. But go with it. One says, ‘We’ve got a mother who has made us and is all around us. One day we will meet her.’ The other says, ‘There’s nothing outside this life. We’ve got all we need. I’m not so sure about this idea of a mother. There is nothing more than we can see here. I find the idea of having ‘a mother’ rather unscientific; amusing in fact.’
The truth is God is all around us. We can reach out and find him because, in fact, he is not far from anyone.
Before you continue, why not try praying. Use your own words, or you could say:
‘God, if you are there – and I am not sure you are – but if you are, I want to know you. I don’t want to fool myself; I really want to know you. So as I pray this week, please make yourself known to me.’
People often struggle to find God in their lives, but the truth is he’s all around us. We can reach out and find him because, in fact, he is not far from anyone. God is interested in us and we are in some way made like him – in his image. It makes knowing him a genuine option.
Jesus said, ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’ Ask God to help you believe:
‘God, it feels a bit strange talking to you, but I’m giving it a go. Perhaps you are closer than I think. If that’s true then I’m not going to ask for a sign, but I am going to ask you to remove anything that stops me from seeing you.’
Even with a full life we can feel empty. Some people face health scares, get stressed about money or worry about relationships. Others suffer from depression. Whatever it is, you know you could do with some help. God is good and often meets us when we reach out to him.
Georgia here has quite a story…
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The trypraying booklet is a 7-day guide to help get you started on a journey of faith. It contains stories of answered prayer, ideas of things to do, important themes about how to connect with God and honest prayers.
Each day is composed of four parts:
Read something to get you thinking
Read a short story of someone sharing how prayer worked in their life
Think about some wise words
Pray – speaking to God.
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