Only when we truly pray, will our prayer be effective and will our relationship with God become ever closer. Also, only true prayer can enable us to feel peace and enjoyment in our spirits.
God is the Creator, and we are created beings. So, we should have a reverent heart when coming to the presence of God to pray, and pray reasonably standing in the place of a created being.
Every brother and sister in the Lord has their own different experiences of coming before God.
Jehovah God said, “Then shall you call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you” (Jeremiah 29:12). God straightforwardly told us that as long as we genuinely call out and pray to Him, He will accomplish everything we ask for.
(Jhn 21:16-17) He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? He said to him, Yes, Lord; you know that I love you. He said to him, Feed my sheep. He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Love you me? And he said to him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said to him, Feed my sheep.
In believing in God, you must at least resolve the issue of having a normal relationship with God. Without a normal relationship with God, then the significance in believing in God is lost. Establishing a normal relationship with God is entirely attained through quieting your heart in God’s presence.
Do you wish to see Jesus? Do you wish to live with Jesus? Do you wish to hear the words spoken by Jesus? If so, then how will you welcome the return of Jesus? Are you fully prepared? In what manner will you welcome Jesus’ return?
No one has any choice about these parts in this juncture; they are all predestined long in advance by the Creator.
God says, “Though many people believe in God, few understand what faith in God means, and what they must do to conform to God’s will.
(Jon 1:1-2) Now the word of Jehovah came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.