This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Prayer as a way of life
One ting in my life I have always struggled with is prayer. I try and try and all I feel is that I am talking to emptiness. I really struggle because its not as though I feel my words are falling on deaf ears. Moreover I feel as though there are no ears there to hear. The stupidest thing is I know God is answering my "prayers", every time I need help He provides it. Every time I need Him he is there. A lot of my friends are non Christian and claim that what I see as an answered prayer is just a coincidence. However as a scientist I know that this number of coincidences could not happen by coincidence. There has to be a guiding and behind what is going on. Although I can see this and know that God is working in and through my life the communication is one sided. I find the Bible to be the most inspiring book and when I am using it on a daily basis I see God talking to me in a very personal way. I just need to learn how to respond. Someone once told me that a Christian should have two things central to their life, prayer and Bible study. I know I need to work on integrating both of these in to my life much more that they currently are. I'll challenge anyone reading this the same way I was; How is your prayer life? How is your Bible study?