Ladies, a battle has been raging within my heart and soul…I have been feeling like I am in the middle of the Jordan. Here I am sitting on the dry ground, the priests holding the Ark of the Covenant behind me, waiting for me to move before they let the flood waters rage forward. I look to the dessert, at who I have been, wandering in my disobedience. I turn my eye to the Promised Land before me…what right do I have to walk forward when I have failed my God so grievously? I may be on the brink, between the dessert and my Promised Land, but I don’t even know where to place my next step or if I will even have the strength to stand. Oh how I have wished the priests would just walk on, leaving me sitting in the dirt as I watch them step onto the bank of the Promised Land and let the waters flow over me, washing me away.
One of the most incredible ways to connect with God anytime anywhere is through prayer, a simple conversation with our Father in heaven. In many other religions, certain things have to happen before god will hear your prayers. The god needs a proper home or totem, food to eat and water to drink. In some cultures, you must ring a bell to make sure your god is awake and ready to listen to what you have to say…and even then, if they are on a journey away from your totem, then you’re just plain out of luck!