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A Letter Addressed For…

… Dear God,

I am writing to you as a friend with some stuff I really want to share. You have called me your friend and you have certainly always been my best friend. Some may read this and think I have lost the plot. The ironic thing is because of you, I have found my way.

Thank you for always being there. I have had an awareness of you for as long as I can remember. You have seen me grow up and have comforted me when all seemed lost. You have rejoiced with me through the happy times and wiped away my tears through the more distressing times. I know you are always there, but thank you for providing me with family and friends to be that pair of loving hands to help me and support me always. You know what I need and provide for me at the right time.

Another straw hat ๐Ÿ™‚

I am sorry that so many times you have tried to talk to me and I have ignored you. I have been too busy to listen to you because I put myself first. I make excuses. Thank you for being patient but for never letting me go. I sometimes need a wake up call and you are always there to be that alarm bell. I am sorry for the times that I think my ideas are better than yours and go it my own way. I have found out the hard way that my ways without you are wrong ways.

As I write this I just want to ask you to forgive me for the wrongs that I have done. I am sorry for those that I have hurt because of my own selfish desires. I am sorry for not always putting you first when I should. Please make me new each day. A fresh start with you. I know I will make mistakes because of my imperfect nature. But you sent Jesus to wash away all my imperfections and make me a new creation. So I ask for strength to conquer my selfishness and to become more like you in all I am. You were, you are and you will always be. Thank you for being everlasting when everything else amounts to nothing!

I know you are never too busy to hear from me. Thank you for always putting the kettle on no matter what time of day or night. As I write this letter, I ask for you to watch over my friends, my family and me. I ask that your Word will be imprinted on their hearts in one way or another. I pray for your will in their lives. You work in mysterious ways and our ways are not your ways. Help us to trust you. I pray for my health; whatever the outcome I have your grace to continue living a life that glorifies you. Watch over this city and hear the cries of its people. Respond to those that seek you. Comfort those that need to be comforted. Strengthen the churches of our nation to stand up for what is right according to your Word. Help us to spread the love that you have shown us when we do not deserve it. I am sorry for the wrong that the generations have caused but please help us all to stand together in truth and love, focused on you first and our neighbours second. I pray for those that have not yet found you or not accepted you into their hearts. Warm their hearts. Lead them to you. Keep watering the seed you have planted in them and let them grow to love you as you have unconditionally loved them. I pray against attack from those that oppose who you are. Provide us with words and actions that defeat all the evil thrown our way. Nothing escapes your gaze. We may not understand all what happens in this world, but you provide a way for us to lean on you when challenges face us. Help me to share who you are in a way that does not confuse others but if anything makes them want to know you more.

Thank you for all that I have now. I am so blessed beyond measure to have the riches that come from being a believer in you Son Jesus and in you. You have welcomed me as a friend with nothing but love. Thank you for this love.

Thinking of you at the centre of my life and prayers always. Oh, I have included a picture of me that you can add to your book of life ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s me on a good day I think… ๐Ÿ™‚ (Love my sense of humour?)

The chance to swim with dolphins – prayer answered.

Lots of love,

Ruthie ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S You know me so well. Thanks for giving me the desire to write this. Take it easy, you rested on the 7th day afterall! ๐Ÿ™‚