December 4, 2021

by Kimberly Hobbs 

Many women walk about in this life with a smile upon the outward appearance and unfortunately the lives who claim they have a relationship with God can be “surface” saints and it’s known that they are really “frowning” deep within.  How would you know if your smile is fake and worn on the surface?
Let’s think about a few questions we might ask… Do you look at the Lord, wondering what He can do for “you” today?  That’s selfish.
Turn this around by asking Him what YOU can do for Him. Your life will begin to deepen in your relationship with the King if you ask Him this question each day.
Do you only pray to God when you feel things aren’t going well for you or your family? That’s superficial. Let’s pray you can turn this around.
This may be difficult to hear and process, but it’s truth.
Maybe it just takes a “spark” to start “praying” throughout the day so you could be in God’s presence more and more. You’ll deepen your relationship with Him. Watch what happens.
Do you get mad at God when you don’t get your way in prayer? Do you give up and stop praying? That’s a quitter.
Try praising Him through storms and every day you breathe, you will sense a new relationship cultivating between you and your Savior. He will give you endurance and strength to press on.
Do you behave for only the moment you ask God for a request and then go back to living a sinful life? That’s manipulative.
Pray each day and truly repent before you pray to your Heavenly Father. Pray according to His will in your life,  not your own wants and ways, and be genuine and heartfelt with your request before Him.
Strengthen yourself each day with God to get yourself away from the shallow grind of repetition. We can never dig deeper and deeper into a relationship with God unless we spend time with Him. He has so much to speak into your life dear sister. It would be wise to go into the depths of God’s love for you by immersing yourself in His word.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30)