Hi Honey I’m Home

So I came back to the house yesterday and shouted ‘I’m back ‘ so Tracey would know I was home but then I remembered she wasn’t there because she is away camping with the girls.

I felt very, very silly and Tracey found this really funny when I told her on the phone but it did make me think.

Sometimes people say that they struggle to pray because they can’t see God.

I realized yesterday that talking with Tracey when I can’t see her is apart of life. Coming home and shouting ‘I’m back’ might be an example, but we also talk on the phone.

I have never stopped half way through a conversation on the phone with my wife and wondered if she is real. I know that she is real because we see each other.

I may not be able to see God, but I have experienced his presence.

I have experienced God answer prayers. He has given me miraculous peace in stressful situations and has given me courage when I have been afraid. Sometimes he has shown me things about people and situations (the Bible calls this the gift of knowledge) that have helped or transformed a situation. God has been my guide through life and he shows me the way.

I know God is real because I have experienced him and this enables me to talk with him when I can’t feel his presence.

We can talk with the almighty God and the creator of the universe, but sadly I go through some days when I don’t talk with him much at all.

God is with us and he offers so much, but in the busyness of life he can get squeezed out.

I shouted out to Tracey even though she wasn’t there.

May we each find a deeper desire to talk with God more and more, because he is always there.

prayer is simple

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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