It was May 6, 1998. So there I was doing meetings at the Assembly of God church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and in my hotel room I was as frustrated as could be. This was a remarkable time and a time set by God to get my attention. My prayer life was minus zero. I’d open my mouth and know that I was talking into the air and it seemed like God’s cell phone was off. I wanted to pray with all my heart and felt so all alone. I phoned my former wife, Arlyne, and talked to her about it. She told me that she was journaling with God and suggested that I could do the same thing on my computer. And that’s how it all began. I am sitting here with a huge book in front of me that contains all of the conversations I have had with God over my computer.
As I share these conversations with you, I’ll also make some comments aside from them to clarify anything that otherwise might mislead you. I can only tell you that these conversations between God and me are actual events almost daily for a year and a half that gave me answers to so many questions I never could have figured out on my own. His comments were often surprising and so full of love and forgiveness and wisdom far above my own (and that’s a humongous understatement for sure!) Here is the exact conversation God and I had the very first day of doing this. – Ray
Conversations with God #1 – Ray
Proverbs 3:5-6; Philippians 4:6-7; John 14:26: Psalm 18:1-3; Psalm 91:10-11; Jude 24-25; 2 Peter 2:9; James 1:2-4; Hebrews 5:8; 2 Samuel 22:31; Genesis 11:6; Matthew 7:7-11: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Matthew 2:18; John 3:16; Matthew 5:3-4; Jeremiah 29:13; Luke 15:21-24; John 15:9-11; Acts 16:22-26; Philippians 4:4, 11-13; James 4 13-14; Acts 16:22- 26; Romans 9:20–21; Hebrews 5:12-14; John 14:6