Are you meek in character and quiet in spirit?
Do you tend to worship in smallness and pray in solitude?
Maybe you are one to not bother the Lord with your wants, but seek prayers for others. You shy away from asking for things that seem over stepping even though your longings aren’t sinful. In your meekness, you want to just blend in instead of stepping out of your comfort zone.
The Lord calls for us to come before the throne and present our troubles and praises to Him. He doesn’t want us to shy away but stand before Him and be bold in our praise, bold in our worship, and bold in our prayers, never holding back our hearts from Him.
Through fellowship, prayer and Scripture reading, you can find your voice and boldly come before the Lord. He wants to hear you speak your heart to Him. He wants you to come close in communion and present your troubles and longings before Him. Don’t be afraid of out Loving Father. He cares for you and He will hear your voice.
Here are several verses to encourage you in your times of quiet approach. Please take time to read and pray over these truths. Study the context and understand the hearts of those who have gone before you.
Hebrews 4:16 ESV
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
1 John 5:14-15
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Be bold like Elijah who called upon the Lord:
1 Kings 18: 36-37
“Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.”
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