Here we are, ending the 1st week of the second month of 2013. Already! And here I am to ask you how your commitment to more prayer is coming along.
Have you been struggling with making the time to get away with the Lord? Has the busyness of life with its ...
If your answer is yes, remember that you are not alone; most of us struggle with that. I had been struggling and now am coming out of what I called, "The Valley of Lollygag", where I just felt I wasn't growing spiritually and was so weary and drained in every way. I am excited to feel that I am moving from the "Valley of Lollygag" into the "Pinnacle of Prayer and Purpose" for my life! Don't you love it! (I think I'll write a book. 8-)
I am so thankful for the Lord's grace and patience as we go through those times of Lollygag. Remember that He sees your heart but He also expects you to make an effort and not give up. That is so important, "Don't give up!". Even if you're struggling to carve out time daily, remember to talk to God throughout the day. Going to Him throughout the day will lay the foundation and create a hunger for those special times away with Him which are so important to our Christian walk and relationship with Him.
Stormie Omartian wrote:
"From the time we get up in the morning to when we go to bed at night, we always have a direct and open line to God. At any time we want, we can talk to God and He will hear and respond. Devotion to prayer means we are ready and willing to talk to God in Jesus' name whenever and wherever we feel the need to approach His Throne. If we wake up in the middle of the night, we can ask God if there is someone who needs prayer right then. Wherever we are, at any time of day or night, for whatever needs God brings to mind, we can pray knowing God will hear and answer. That's devotion to prayer. That's how to make talking to God a priority."
So, be encouraged, and continue to seek and hunger after our Lord! He is waiting to hear from you.