The journey of faith

I had a great time today. I started at 9:15am at my church prayer meeting. I love our church prayer meeting. If I’m honest, I used to hate prayer meetings… listening to some boring 20 minute prayer which people often used to preach at others or to convey their agenda. However, the prayer meeting at St Paul’s is real, spirit led, and focussed on the Lord. That’s how it should be.

And as I was standing with my arms high and heart surrendered in worship, I realised just how important prayer is when we embark on the life long journey of faith. It is SO important to be on that direct line to God at all times. The prayer meeting focussed me on what really and truly matters.

We prayed about various things, such as waiting upon the Lord, making sure we do things in His strength and not our own, and making sure that we are completely and utterly dependant on Christ and His love and grace that he freely offers to us.

Only when we do this will we truly find our rest and comfort as we journey on in this world exploring what it means to live by faith. It’s so easy for me to write this now, but tomorrow morning when I look at my site, I will remember this truth for the day, and hopefully the days, weeks, months, years after tonight.

Maybe God is telling you through this rather cluttered, unorganised blog post that you just need to stop for a second and realise that it’s OK to explore in life, that it’s OK to step out in faith, BUT you must trust Him and keep close to Him at all times!

“Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you” – That’s what God has taught me today. That through prayer and surrender to God, He will draw close to us and direct our paths.

Amen! Let this be an encouragement to you as you live in a world that desperately needs The Saviour.

Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @