Throughout my life, I've had people ask me to pray for them. I began asking what they wanted me to pray for and what they were doing to fix the problem they were praying about. A few of them said they didn't know what to do except pray. I remember I told a couple of them what they could do to help their situation, but made it clear they had to be very disciplined about it and could be no exceptions. They listened to me and several months later, their health problem was gone. The difference with these people is they took action. They didn't sit back and wait for God to take care of their problem. Now, I don't know how to help everyone and don't have all the answers. But when I am faced with a problem, I first pray about it, then immediately start researching and learning everything I can to fix the problem. I become determined and focused like a fighter pilot!
I remember when I was in school, there was a gentleman that came and spoke to us in the gymnasium. He had no arms or legs. I remember how confident he was and became so inspired by how much he had accomplished in his life. He didn't have a victim mentality or make excuses why he couldn't do something. Instead, he realized all God had given him and took advantage of it. He was so on fire about life and all of us kids came out of there so empowered we felt like we could accomplish anything.
Nitzia and I work very hard and are focused with our photography profession. We don't ask people to pray for us because we know God gives us everything we need to accomplish our goals. We are aware some people do pray for us and we truly appreciate it. I am led to pray for different people at different times. It's important to pray for each other, but it's more important to make sure we are doing everything we can ourselves to fix the problem first before we start asking others to pray. My daily relationship with God means the world to me. He empowers me to overcome and handle whatever problem that arises. He also gives me the wisdom to do the things to prevent problems from ever happening in the first place. Our God is amazing and I don't believe He ever wants us to be led by our fears or feel weak and helpless. God is our Rock, our Salvation. He is the Almighty and created this great landscape you see Nitzia in the picture below. God consistently empowers and inspires us in all our adventures!
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13