- Bring The Rain, MercyMe
"Hello there! I wanna ask how to do a spontaneous praying during a worship?"
Hi! I’m not sure exactly what this question is asking…but I’ll answer it how I think I understand what you’re looking for:
Prayer is simply talking to God & helps us build our relationship with Him. If you want to pray spontaneously during worship, I think it starts with having a personal relationship with Him. Allow the Holy Spirit to work in you, to find the words to utter. Romans 8:26-27 says “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself interedes for us through wordless groans. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”
It’s hard. But think of how hard it was for God to forgive you of your offenses. So hard that He crucified His Son on a cross for your sins.
- Getting Into You, Relient K
To forgive means not to seek revenge on the one who has hurt you. It means letting go of the anger we harbor inside us & allowing God to deal with that person as He, in His perfect wisdom, sees fit.
It doesn’t mean excusing the wrong or denying that it ever happened. It means we don’t allow ourselves to be consumed with anger towards the one who has done something to us. Instead of cursing the people who wrong us, we pray for them.
Anger gives Satan a foothold on our lives. Anger has a devestating effect on our relationship with God as well as those around us. Over time, we’ll take our anger out on others. Anger consumes us until we deal with it.
Jesus passionately taught us how to forgive others, to let go, to let him handle it. He wants us to be at peace & for that to happen, anger must be replaced with forgiveness.
When God forgave us, He did so because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. There was nothing we could have done to deserve or to earn our forgiveness. But God forgave us in His love & mercy because Jesus made it possible.
If you are going to forgive as God forgave, it means these things: We are giving those who have hurt us something they don’t deserve. But we forgive freely as God forgave freely in Christ. If you are to follow the steps as described in Matthew 18:27…we decide to show mercy to them (they don’t deserve that), we cancel the debt they owe us (they could never pay it back), we let them off the hook & set them free (they don’t deserve it but we choose to let go).
Forgiving others opens us up to more healing. It frees us up to get on with the rest of our lives. Unforgiveness binds us in a negative way to the person we won’t forgive. Forgiveness brings incredible freedom to those who do it.
- Jimmy Needham
"what can I do to improve my relationship with God?"
Spend time with Him daily. Get to know Him & His character, what honors Him & brings Him glory. Allow Him to show you what in your life isn’t pleasing to Him, lay it at His feet & leave it behind. Get more involved in the Bible. Don’t read it just to read it but allow it to speak truth into your life. Pray daily & don’t just talk to God, try to sit still & allow Him to speak to you as well. Surround yourself with other Godly people. Those are just a few things. & it’s not an overnight process. It’s a journey, a discipline, but keep chugging :)
"ahhm, let me just ask, what church do you belong?"
I belong to a Southern Baptist church in my hometown :)
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for having such an amazing blog! I can see God working through you! You truly inspire me! God bless you! <3"