Day 5 – January 14

Norbert Kreuzer   -  

Day 5 – January 14
Norbert Kruezer, Creative Arts Director

Goodbye to Worry – Hello to Prayer

John 15:7
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
For those who know me, you might say I’m a “happy go lucky” person, and don’t worry about things too much in life. I would say that on the outside that’s partially true, but actually I do worry, contemplate, think about the “what ifs” and generally worry but do not show that. Since I’ve started working for New Hope in 2018, I made a fresh start with Jesus.

These last few years did have some significant areas of worry for me, from coming back to Minnesota from New York City in 2017 career wise, my wife’s back surgery, my personal health concerns, and many other not so big things that weighed on my mind.

One thing that I’ve noticed is that when you genuinely ask Jesus, he will be there for you. My wife’s back surgery that really did not the best odds went amazing, my health is transforming, I am fulfilled with work projects, and many other things fell into place, because I asked and prayed.

Someone had asked me more recently how I have my relationship with Jesus. For me, it is not on a “schedule.” For example, I don’t wake up and say that at 7 am I am going to spend my daily hour in prayer. For me, my relationship with Jesus is an ongoing thing and I look for it in all the big and littlest things all throughout the day. There are busier and less busy days. I can only say that I am a blessed man that knows he has God’s hand watching over him.

What prayers were answered for you? Where in your life has God provided or done things for you?