Where do you think God is with you more in your life?

Where do you think God is with you more in your life? During the good times when you feel like you don’t have a care or during the bad times when you have hit rock bottom?

Well, it really depends on where you have invited God to be in your life? Do you only call on God when you are in trouble or struggling in a bad way? Believe it or not, this is the majority of people. This includes those that usually don’t have any relationship with God at all and only call on God to help because they feel they have no other place to turn.

It is important to understand, Christian or not, God wants to have a relationship with you. A relationship is not just during the bad times. He wants you to be His people and He wants to be your God.

But how can you ensure your relationship is full with God, during the good and the bad? Well, first it is important to understand that God is good. He is not going to single you out and make bad things happen to you but He does want to be there for you during those struggles. We should always understand that it is not always demons we’re fighting. Most of the time it is just consequences of our bad choices and decisions. God understands. Remember, sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what He loves. God loves you. If you are a parent, yes, it is that kind of love. Strong, unwavering, pure sacrifice. Just as Jesus said, “who would give their child a stone if they ask for a loaf of bread or a snake if they asked for a fish to eat.” 

The first step is to talk with God. Since He is always with you, that makes it pretty easy. It does not have to be a big formal elaborately thought-out prayer. Just a simple thank you. Second, recognize God’s works that are happening all around you. Look at the wonderful things and give credit where credit is due. Thank God for the good that you see and pray for those that persecute you. Jesus said it best in Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

You have to make the first move. God is truly great and does great things for His people. If you put God first in your thinking, all things are possible.

Will you still have bad days? For sure, but when you put God first, and place your complete trust in God, you have met all three… Asked, Seeked, and Knocked. Ask for help and guidance in your struggle; Seek God’s wisdom to help you see the purpose for your struggle; because when you knock on God’s door, He will always be there to open it for you and help.

Complete trust in God does not mean that you do nothing. It means that you ask yourself, “How would God want me to handle this?” If you program your thinking to ask that question first, you have opened the door. Seek God’s council on your problems but praise God for your victories, even the small ones.

If you do this, you are well on your way to a strong relationship with God.