It is important to keep an open heart to God. Be expectant. Open up to God in worship, in giving, in studying the word, in ministry and in everything. God is not limited in the way He works. Do not dwell on past disappointments. Study the word of God and let it shape you. Strive to see that your life measures up to God’s word as you read and meditate on it rather than looking for comforting scriptures. Seek God continually in prayer and the Word so that in the day of trouble you will stand strong.
I have intimacy with God; worshiping and serving Him; being more physically fit; making lots of money doing work that I love; being engaged in my natural environment; traveling the world to experience its richness; having satisfying interpersonal relationships; reading and writing; publishing books; sharing a lifetime of knowledge with a vast international audience; and encouraging and helping other people achieve their purpose in life.