1 Girl Nation – “Vertical” (Devotional)

How many times in our life have we actually gone to God FIRST with our troubles, our desires, fears and dreams? Looking at my own life, I realize I do not do that enough. Honestly, most of the time, I donΓÇÖt think to even share those things with the Lord first. I always find a way to express what I feel to friends and family before actually going to God! ThereΓÇÖs obviously nothing wrong with sharing these things with those closest to us. ItΓÇÖs important for others to know those things that are on our heart, for accountability and fellowship.

However, what if we approached it differently? What if we vertically, through prayer, came together and brought these things to God first! I mean, doesn’t that make sense that the Creator of the Universe, Healer of the sick, Giver of life would be our first call? And whatΓÇÖs even more incredible, is that He IS all of those things and He hears us. He desires to hear from His people. We are to come from a place of humility, vulnerability and transparency. A willingness to speak, and to listen back. 

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

We need to believe that together, calling on the name of Jesus, we can change this world! LetΓÇÖs encourage each other to become a unit, a team, to pray for healing, for strength, for miracles, for unity. Lets be the hands and feet of Jesus! The time is now.

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