Beautiful, Courageous You

He Loves Me!

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CS LewisGod has uniquely created each one of us to interact with Him as individuals and your prayer style should be consistent with the way He designed you.

Be yourself, approach Him with your own personality, your strengths, weaknesses and everything that is you. In the book of  1 Samuel we read a story of Hannah,  heartbroken and grief stricken as she was childless in a society that considered not having a child the ultimate failure. When Hannah cried out to God she wasn’t on her knees with head bowed and whispering her petitions, rather the Word says she was ‘in bitterness of soul and wept in anguish’ chapter 1:12 . God wants to meet with you, He wants to take you just as you are.

I recall a time of desperate prayer on my knees in the pouring rain as I ‘wept in anguish’, God answered and my journey of healing began in that desperate moment. God loves that we come to Him with our emotions, our hurt, our true self, just as a parent does with his child. I want my children to feel they can come to me with all manner of problems, not hide their emotions under a veil of fear.

When my daughters come to me and show dependence on me as the role of a loving parent, I feel fulfilled, my heart bubbles with love in that they trust me with their deepest hurts.

In similar ways, the parent child relationship defines the attitude we ought to have in prayer an attitude that focuses on God and expresses absolute dependence on Him as Father, the One who gave us life and who loves, cares for, provides for, and protects us.

Sometimes at night I hear my little girl praying, not some mechanical script, but words that flow from a heart of thanksgiving and faith in a Heavenly Father that in her words, ‘makes everything okay because He loves me’. God is not manipulated by long-winded, rehearsed babbling but rather He is moved by our heart attitude, an attitude that seeks His presence… not His presents.

Author: beautifulcourageousyou

About me hmmm... Happily married with two children, also the mum of three little ones in Heaven; twin girls and a baby boy. What matters most to me in life; Faith, Family & Fun! By God's Grace I have overcome extreme depression. As I share my journey with you I pray you will be inspired to live a life with vision and purpose, my passion is to offer hope to women young and old. I want to shout across the globe to every woman on the planet "you are Beautiful, you are Courageous" and you are outrageously loved!!

8 thoughts on “He Loves Me!

  1. So true. Thank you for the wonderful post!

  2. well said!

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  3. Yes I agree with you my sister in Christ….. God made us how we are, Jesus died for us just the way we are, we need to love ourselves as Christ loves us, taking time to discover the uniqueness of ourselves and rejoicing in it…. praying to God for real, is simply another expression of being honest with ourselves….

  4. My desperate prayers are my most memorable, life changing moments. Thank you for the beautiful, encouraging post.

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