I have recently rediscovered something; the power of prayer. When we feel distant from the Lord, seeking the Lord causes us to draw near to him and the Lord to us. I have been seeking the Lord through the book of Psalms. The word for today that is encouraging comes from Psalm 27:1, 4, 14,
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord And to meditate in His temple. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
If you are struggling with your relationship with the Lord, I encourage you to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and start seeking the Lord in Psalms and through prayer. Start on New Year’s Day.
Start reading Psalm one. Sometimes prayer can be unfocused, which is why I use a prayer journal. I focus on telling the Lord how much I love him, and then spill my heart, and make my requests. Then I ask him to work in my heart as I open up the word of God. The Lord usually has something to say through the daily reading. This heals the heart. My encouragement to you is to pursue the Lord in the same way this New Year.