I've been going to 5am prayer at my church for months now. I got off track when we went to Orlando. The kids started school and I'm just now getting back to it.
I LOVE 5am prayer. I love my prayer time but there is something about GOING to pray. Putting forth the effort to get up and get dressed and leave your home to pray with a group of believers.
This has been a tough week for me emotionally. I'm learning that I can NOT depend on my "feelings". They are fickle and when it comes to prayer, don't mean much at all.
I'm learning that when God places someone or something on my heart. I need to go ahead and handle that, no matter HOW I feel.
I am starting to see some of the things that God is doing in my life. It's humbling AND scary lol.
I'm thankful that He is trusting me with such things and it KEEPS me on my knees because I don't want to mess it up.
It's amazing when I see my prayers come to pass. AMAZING.
Let me set the record straight. I'm NOT a selfish prayer. NERP. Of course I have needs/wants/desires but God's Will for my life is the thingI pray for DAILY.
I don't want to do ANYTHING that isn't in God's will for ME.
There are things that I want that God is CLEARLY showing me He doesn't want for me. The LAST thing I want is for Him to give it to me ANYWAY. That would be horrible lol.
He's able to see things I have NO idea about, so I'mma trust HIM.
I started keeping a prayer journal in January and it's been amazing to go back and read some of my prayers. I try to write down when God answers a prayer also. That prayer journal has been THE best thing for me.
We have a family prayer box. It's this BIG pretty box. I'm teaching the kids to pray. The importance of prayer. When we have something super special that we really need GOd to do, we write it down, fold it up, date it and put our name on it. No one can read what anyone else wrote, but when God answers the prayer, we go back and find ours and date it and put ANSWERED on the outside.
Talk about a good track record.
Live a life where you KNOW God hears and answers your prayers. Don't be the type of person that just prays when things are going wrong. Have a RELATIONSHIP with God so that He knows you.
Don't be like that person you know who ONLY comes to you when they need something. Don't you roll your eyes and ignore their call when they do?
Just something to think about.
I'm not perfect, just striving to be the woman God wants me to be. Keeping my life lined up with the WORD!