Devotions based on David Benner’s book, Opening to God

Jesus gives us an invitation to come to Him just as we, without pretense. But openness to God demands our trust. Most of us are guarded and have pretense but He wants us to come in faith which is expressed in vulnerability and self-honesty. “Faith in God is leaning with confidence into God.”  It is trusting in His goodness. Trust and faith should frame our whole prayer experience. Prayer involves surrender, submitting to something God does in us.. If we trust and let go, God will give us a gift of prayer communion with Him.  Too often we focus on how we are doing or what we are getting out of prayer, and then we have taken our eyes off God and put them on our selves. Our job is just to make space to run to Him in openness and faith.  God does the rest.