“You will call to Me and come to me and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search with all your heart.” -Jeremiah 29:12-13 HCSB
Your prayer life mirrors your spiritual growth and carries you from one level of faith, hope, and trust, to another. Prayer is how you communicate to God, and you have this gift due to the intercession of His Son, Jesus, who died for you as the ultimate, unblemished sacrifice.
The Holy Spirit, or Helper (John14:15-18) is here on earth with you and connects the earthly realm to the spiritual realm. Your prayers are pathways which lead you to Him. Prayer paths are two-way streets; your prayers travel to Him, and His word and direction travel to you in a beautiful myriad of creative ways.
A newly trodden or unearthed path can lead the way from what looks like a dead end or low valley to a new direction. Paths of prayer can carry you from where you are to somewhere new, or they can bring you back to where you need to be.
Nothing is more important than prayer, nor can anything of true, eternal value be accomplished without prayer. Prayer is essential to your relationship with God, and it should always be your first response, reaction, and line of defense for any and everything that life throws at you.
Remember, He seeks a personal relationship with us and values our prayerful communication.
Listening and receiving are part of the prayer path. Discover the creative ways He will use to communicate with you!