“Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn’t jealous. It doesn’t sing its own praises. It isn’t arrogant. It isn’t rude. It doesn’t think about itself. It isn’t irritable. It doesn’t keep track of wrongs. It isn’t happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth. Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up. Love never comes to an end.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
If God is to draw closer to me, I must draw closer to Him. In doing so, I must heed the Apostle Paul’s words to the Corinthians. I must love God as He loves me. I realized that having a relationship with God and loving God is a two-way street. Ten years ago, my daily journal became my prayer journal as well as a daily love letter to God where I empty my mind and heart to Him. A place where He in turn fills my spirit.
Writing to God
If I were to write God a love letter today, what would I write?
If you were to list how God has answered prayers, how long would that list be?
In what ways has He answered my prayers?
Have I been patient and kind when waiting on His answer or arrogant and rude?
Have I been happy with the truth or irritable?
Do I think only of myself or do I think of God?
Do I sing my own praises, or do I sing of God’s?
If love is patient and kind, how do I express my love to God?
God’s love toward me is unending. Is my love to God unending?
Do I always believe God?
Do I stop hoping or do I easily give up?
“I love you, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my Savior,
my God, my rock in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the strength of my salvation,
The LORD should be praised.
I called on him, and I was saved from my enemies.” Psalm 18:1-3
Is God my strength or do I rely on my own?
Where do I take refuge – drugs, food, alcohol…, or God?
Do I love you, O Lord?
God did not change my circumstances. He changed me. As I kept my eyes focused on God, He transformed my circumstances into a purpose-filled life. I end each journal entry with, I love you. My love for God is not just written on the lines of my prayer journal but it is written on my heart with the indelible ink of gratitude and in service to Him.
Make every day a love letter written to God. And never forget to tell Him, “I love you.”
May I pray for you?
The Prayer Journal’s blog is my personal spiritual journey in conjunction with writing my spiritual memoir.
Please reach out to The Prayer Journals if I can answer any questions about keeping a prayer journal of your own. A prayer journal is an intimate communication between you and God. You don’t have to be an articulate writer. Use your gifts to communicate with God by perhaps with your talent as an illustrator, a painter, a poet, a lyricist or creator of scrapbooks. God enjoys hearing from you. I know you will be blessed! I know I am!
I enjoy hearing from you too! I’m praying for you.
Blessings on your day,
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