Sharing Faith: How to Know if God Put Someone in Your Life
God, in his deep concern for us, intimately and intricately plans for all things to work for good in our lives; if we choose to love God and walk in his plans, we will see good come from any situation.
God is intimately involved in our lives
Psalm 139:1-4,16 NLT is the scripture that my friend shared with me over coffee all those years ago, and it had such an impact on me because it reminded me of how deeply and intimately God knows and loves me. The people we know are meant to be in our lives for a specific reason and purpose.
Do you believe God is personally involved in your life, and how do you think God is bringing people into your life to help you grow closer to him?
There are no coincidences
Every day is designed to lead you closer to God, and God’s desire and hope is that we will find him one day. When we discover God, we also discover who we are and why we are here, and we are given the opportunity to help others discover Him as well.
What are some of the opportunities God has provided for you to learn more about him?
Don’t miss opportunities to connect
Selfishness and self-absorption often cause us to miss opportunities to connect; however, overcoming selfishness begins with a decision to be interested in others; once we put our personal interests aside, we can begin to look around us at the people God has placed in our lives to love.
What do you think it means to be selfish and not love the people around you, and how do you see selfishness in your life?
Choose attachment not avoidance
Large crowds followed Jesus down the mountainside, and a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 NIV. Praying for others brings us closer to them. Begin praying for the people God has placed in your life at work, in class, or in your community. Who can you choose to pray for every day this week?
No one has greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Jesus served and sacrificed, demonstrating how we can do the same for those around us. Serving and sacrificing is the epitome of what it means to be a friend who attaches.
We were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but also our lives, because when we open up about our flaws and challenges with others, it helps them see how God is working. What can you decide to be vulnerable about today?
How do you pray for someone’s life?
Here are seven ways to pray for the people on your mind:
- Let the Lord know you’re available to be the answer to the prayer(s) you’re praying for people.
- Let the people know you’re praying for them and ask if there’s anything they’d like you to pray for.
How do I start letting God into my life?
Here are some suggestions for letting go of that power and deepening your relationship with God.
- TALK TO HIM. God wants to spend time with you, so talk to Him.
- READ THE BIBLE. When you read the Bible, you get to know God better.
- LISTEN TO HIM. The Lord speaks to us.
- THANK HIM.
Can you pray for someone to love you back?
As a believer, one of the best things you can do is pray for someone you love to return, as prayers can help heal broken relationships. God has a unique way of creating relationships; all you have to do is tell him who you love through prayer, and your soul mate will appear.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What is the most powerful prayer for healing?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
What does God say about letting go?
2. Isaiah 43:18-19. We must learn to forget the past and move forward at all times; it is very difficult to move forward if we do not let go of the past.
How do you talk to God?
It’s fine to pray with your eyes open and your head held high, just as it’s fine to pray kneeling and silent. It’s common to recite some traditional prayers out loud, but it’s also very common to pray silently to yourself.
How do I repent?
- We Must Recognize Our Sins. To repent, we must admit that we have sinned.
- We Must Feel Sorrow for Our Sins.
- We Must Forsake Our Sins.
- We Must Confess Our Sins.
- We Must Make Restitution.
- We Must Forgive Others.
Can God save a broken relationship?
After all, a famous quote says, u201cIf God can restore us back to himself, he can restore any relationship back to us.u201d We read about Jesus going up to Jerusalem for the Passover feast in Luke chapter 2 verses 13-16.
What does God say about a broken heart?
Psalm 147:3 says, “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 51, the most honest confession of personal sin in the Bible, concludes with these words to God: “You will not despise this broken and crushed heart.”
How do I pray for the man I love?
I pray that his mind remains centered, his burden remains light, his heart remains pure, and our journey blossoms as we grow together; but most importantly, I pray that he never loses sight of my love, or of you. Thank you for blessing me with the person I’ve been waiting for for so long.
What are the 4 basic prayers?
The Catholic Church’s tradition emphasizes four basic elements of Christian prayer: (1) Adoration/Blessing, (2) Contrition/Repentance, (3) Thanksgiving/Gratitude, and (4) Supplication/Petition/Intercession.
Why is prayer so powerful?
Prayer is a powerful weapon available to anyone who loves God and knows His son Jesus Christ. Prayer energizes a believer’s heart through the power of the Holy Spirit, and consistent prayer releases the power of God’s blessing on your life and circumstances.
What is the main prayer?
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.