Our granddaughter says this phrase a good deal.
She has a few words she uses, but she’s yet to speak fluidly.
Her curiosity and joy at life are infectious.
Her little smiles, her little hands grasping toys or books or patting, her little eyes looking up so innocently, all these brings us such joy.
And while she is learning about her world and the people in it, she’s asking:
What is it?
It’s something I ask my Heavenly Father frequently.
I’ll hear of an event, see something on the news, or be surprised by a post and my heart will leap:
“God! What is it?”
“Why did that person do that? What caused the behavior there? What were they thinking?”
But He always leads me gently back to the truth.
No matter what I see on the surface there’s something deeper.
A spiritual battle going on which often affects us when we least realize it.
So, again comes the question:
“What is it?”
And added to this:
“How do I pray?”
The answers are as varied and numerous as one might expect.
Each circumstance is unique and therefore holds different points to pray for.
Sometimes, I don’t receive an answer right away and therefore turn to scripture.
I ask God to give me a verse or group of verses to pray.
I seek Him personally, to be sure nothing is hindering my prayers.
Sometimes, I just pray and thank God for whatever He is doing that I don’t understand.
But I am so blessed to be able to go before God, the Creator, and lift up people.
The privilege of talking with the Almighty about anything and everything is overwhelming good.
To find peace and security in His voice, His direction, His Sovereignty.
It’s comfort to my soul, not unlike when our granddaughter gets lifted up to her father’s shoulder.
She leans in and rests her head on him and smiles.
She’s content in the arms of her father.
I can be as well.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for letting me lift up my heart to You. Thank You for opportunities to pray. Lord, thank You for the comfort I find in You and in Your Word. Lord Jesus, please hold me in Your arms and continue to teach me how to pray. I want to be able to stand in the gap, to lift up others bed You, to know You as a Father and a friend. Lord Jesus, thank You for walking with me daily. I give You my all. Please be glorified in me today. Amen.