Been talking to God lately? Do you feel close and connected? Are you sharing your day? If so, that’s great! If not, here’s the good news . . . He’s waiting to hear from you!
You see, God longs to connect with you . . . to hear what’s on your heart. He wants to know when you’re happy or sad. He wants to know your dreams. Are you excited about the soccer game? But nervous you might not score? Maybe you can’t wait for the Friday night sleep-over, but wondering why your best friend’s acting different towards you. Whatever’s going on, God wants to hear about it. You can tell Him anything, just like gabbing with a friend on the phone. He’s always there to listen. He’s ready the moment you first wake up until you go to bed. And don’t forget . . . He wants to hear about what you hope for and those dreams in your heart, because when you talk and listen to Him, that’s when they’ll come about.
Whether you’re talking to God lots or not so much, remember that talking to God is prayer. 1st Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.” That means morning, noon, and night, and every moment in-between. He wants to connect with you all day long, just you and Him. Now what could be more awesome than that?!
Do you ever think about what you think about all day? Is it the fight you just had with your mom, or how awful that math test was, or maybe you’re jealous that your best friend gets all the attention and you’re feeling left out . . . Or are your thoughts . . . I know Mom and I don’t always agree, but that’s okay, because I know she still loves me. Or . . . I really don’t like math – it’s just totally not my thing, but I’ll just do my best. Or . . . my best friend sure gets lots of attention, and I feel left out, but I know I’m important, too.
Isn’t it amazing that God knows every thought we think!? He even knows what we’ll think before we think it! He knows when we’re happy or sad, excited or discouraged, when things are going great or when they’re totally not. He knows about your struggles and knows your hopes and dreams. But no matter what’s going on, He wants you to have good thoughts that line up with His word since not only will your heart fill with joy, but that’s when He works the most!
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
So as you go about your day, just catch yourself when you’re thinking wrong thoughts, when they go against your dreams. Let God help you think the right thoughts. Then notice the difference it makes – It’ll be huge! Just try it and see . . . !!
HeartDream Chat – So what’s been on your mind lately? Been thinking a few thoughts you might like to change? Would love to hear!
So the school year’s started up, and you’re back with old friends and making new ones, too. Or maybe you moved over the summer, and it felt scary at first.
What’s new this year? What subject is your absolute fave? Reading mysteries or adventures? Writing fun stories? Maybe journaling, too? Is it working with numbers or computers? Or maybe science? Music? Art? Are you in gymnastics or dance after school or some kind of fun club?
Whatever you love doing is who God created you to be. And nothing feels better than being who you are. Wouldn’t you agree? It’s all about listening to Him. Remember He’s right there with you. He’s always cheering you on. So keep doing what He tells you to do, and maybe someday you’ll create amazing computer programs or train on the Olympic team or launch into outer space. Whatever it is, you’ll love being who you are. He’s got great plans for you. They’re totally what’s in your heart.
“I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
HeartDream Chat – How has your school year started out? What things do you love to do?