So we’re five days into the 30 day prayer challenge and it’s been really good so far.

Over the last year or so I’ve been dealing with a lot of things that’ve happened in my personal life which had left my faith shaken. Was there a chance that I would turn my back on God? No. Was I hurt by things he had us walk through and things that my Christian brothers and sisters had said and done? Absolutely. Was I angry? You bet, but I had no desire to walk away from God. However, that anger, frustration, and pain did hinder my walk with Him which led to the months long hiatus from the blog that I took at the end of last year.

In the midst of all of that I had lost the desire to write. I lost the desire to talk about God or the bible… or perhaps more accurately, God removed those desires so He could carry me through that really hard time. However, during this prayer challenge, God has reignited the passion to get back to work for the kingdom. I hadn’t realized just how far from Him I had gotten, and how distant His voice had become during those darker months; yet in the process of actively seeking Him daily it’s gotten easier to hear His voice once more and to discern His Will in different situations. I still forget to pray from time to time throughout the day, but I’m confident as we continue through this month that it will become more of a habit.

My hope in writing this, I guess, is simply to encourage you. You don’t have to be perfect, and even if you’ve grown distant from God or have never been close to Him, He is waiting for you to open your heart to him.

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