Do you believe God answers prayers? Do you truly believe when you ask Him for something, He hears you? There have been so many times in my life that God immediately answered my prayers, and other times where He answered them on His time. It is hard sometimes to wait and have faith that He will answer your prayers, but that is exactly what we have to do.
In September of 2016, my life was going great! It really was. I have the most kindest, loving man in the world who is my husband, we live in Washington state in one of the most beautiful places on earth with good friends who spent time with us, we are in good health, and we are truly blessed. But there seemed to be something missing.
While I have a group of wonderful Christian ladies online in my Building Your Faith Facebook group that share inspiring verses, support each other through prayer, and grow together in Bible studies, I was searching for a deeper relationship with the Lord. I started to pray to the Lord to send me friends who have a deeper understanding and love for the Lord who could help me grow in my relationship with Him.
Never in a million years would I have believed that my MLM family would be just that. Immediately when joining this incredible company in October 2016, I started to see the type of people who worked in the business. From Allan and Nicole, to Julie, Debbie, Mica, Eric, Dena, Stuart, Crystal, Allison, Lacey, Dave, and Shandell (who were all on the same Success Team I was on), I saw a strength in the Lord that I hadn't seen in years. There was a support system not only for our business, but for our faith and growing in Christ. I received texts and messages to just say they were thinking and praying for me if they knew I was in a funky mood. I would receive a call asking for prayers for something they were doing that day when they needed strength. People with this type of faith are so wonderful to have you in your life! They give you strength . . . real strength to stretch yourself in your faith and in your life.
As I continued to grow in my health & wellness business, I attended my first Team Retreat in Chewelah in April 2017 as well as the national convention last July and I saw that this wasn't just a fluke! Listening to Jerry, Kendra, Josh, Chelsey, and Jessica, really every speaker at the retreat and convention expressed their love for God. Did you hear that . . . Every speaker who took the stage gave glory to God! Not just a random comment about God, but a true passion of what He has done for them and continues to do for them in their lives.
I am thankful for so many more in our MLM family . . . too many to name here, but know that I am so happy that God has brought you into my life, and I know He will continue to help us do great things by reaching others.
My favorite time to talk to God is while I am on my morning walk. It helps me focus on my day and get some insight as to His plan for me. If you haven't spent quality time with God in a while, I hope you will take a moment to talk with Him. Take a second right now and tell Him how awesome He is. Tell Him how thankful you are that He is in your life. Put a prayer time on your daily calendar if you have to and make sure to keep it. If you truly can't find time during the day, pray while you are in the bathroom! I know it sounds crazy, but God doesn't care what you are doing as long as you seek to be with Him even if for a few minutes.
If you don't know how to pray, recite the Lord's Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13 or just talk to Him like he is your best friend. I used to be afraid to pray out loud at church because I didn't think I could pray the way my preacher could talk to God, but I have learned it doesn't matter how much I mess up or stumble over my words, God loves it all the same.
God can work miracles, I truly believe that. Prayer is one of the most intimate things we can do to become closer to Him, and I hope you can make daily time for Him. He longs to hear from you. God bless!