Devotional with Beverly

Hello Friends and Family,

Are you ready for this year to end? Are you ready to put the past behind you and prepare for the future?  Well, I know I am!  This year has been challenging on all levels for me personally and professionally.  However, I know I need to become fearless with my faith and keep pressing forward; I want to encourage you to do the same.  I have been spending so much time in prayer since this pandemic began, and like many of you, I am very anxious for a cure for COVID-19. 

Speaking of prayer, COVID and the cure, I want to first share with you what the bible says about prayer.  My bible says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” ~ Philippians 4:6-7. 

Secondly, often being patient can be hard, especially if you are a “want it right now” kind of girl like me. When we fail to pray, we forfeit the possibility of God’s work in our lives and the lives of those around us. Prayer is so necessary in these unprecedented times. If you do not have a prayer life, I want to encourage you to start one. I can honestly say, the more you pray the more you want to pray! Prayer is speaking to God. Just keep it simple and open your heart and talk to Him as if He were your best friend, because He really is. 

My hope is that you will be willing to invest the time and effort to seek God in prayer, who desires to be involved in your life.  Even Jesus himself understood that an active prayer life leads to a vital connection with God. Prayer brings rewards and blessings from God: we need to keep the lines of communication open so we can hear His will for our lives.

Finally, we may not totally understand God’s plan for our lives at this very moment in time, however through prayer and faith in Him, we will arrive at the conclusion that He indeed knows best. 

This month I am featuring a Prayer Tee to help us all remember the importance of prayer.