PRAYER IS LIKE A RELATIONSHIP

PRAYER IS LIKE A RELATIONSHIP

Prayer is a lot like relationships. It’s not always easy, it’s not always immediately gratifying, but it gives the gifts, depth, and rewards that are eternal. I just recently started dating someone and, let me tell you, it is often more than I bargained for. You can read all the books you want, talk to all the people you want, strive for all the emotional health in the world, but you will still have things come up to work out with that person once you are there. When your feet hit the pavement and the theory becomes reality, you still have to choose God, choose that person, and choose to love unconditionally every day. Some days it’s easy. Some days you are completely in love and there’s nothing else you would rather choose. Some days it takes conscious effort. Some days it takes a depth of faithfulness, patience, and generosity that could only come from God Himself. A couple of years ago, I started to lead one prayer meeting a week. Last year I helped lead two, and each year God has given me the grace for more of what He’s called me into for that time and season. Each time as He gently leads me into more, I’m wondering how I could possibly handle more responsibility or another commitment. I see it in the physical realm, and immediately think of the struggles or lack I might feel. I think to myself, after working all day meeting the needs of my company and clients, I need free time. I need time to relax. I need me-time. What a lie....

Here are 3 article I wrote for JESUS CULTURE several years ago: The Family Of God – Jesus Culture https://jesusculture.com/posts/18780-the-family-of-god/ Resources The Family Of God by Jason Lomelino on September 20, 2013 My wife and I have been married for 11 years now, and have an 8 year old (Samuel), a 6 year old (Hope), a 4 year old (Jeremiah), a 2 Jesus Burgers – Jesus Culture https://jesusculture.com/posts/1698-jesus-burgers/ Resources Jesus Burgers by Jason Lomelino on October 7, 2012 Jesus Burgers is a ministry that happens every Friday night in a city of 20,000 people in one square mile. It has been going on for over a Creating Space for God – Jesus Culture https://jesusculture.com/posts/140341-creating-space-for-god/ Resources Creating Space for God by Jason Lomelino on September 17, 2014 I am originally from San Diego and every year in Carlsbad these extraordinary colorful flowers bloom on a fifty-acre hillside t...
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