Mood today: Excited for the work day, but heart heavy a little (not going to let me down though)
Inspirational tune: All of Creation (Even So Come) by Chris Tomlin
John 15:5 NKJV
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me,and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
2016 is the year of being careful with my words but I can’t do it alone (not one bit) .
It requires more moments of prayer than I have ever done. It also requires me to hand over completely— as in surrender (this action is still hard at times for me to practice). I am learning to pray first then give myself time to process. So then I can communicate in a “less of me more of Him”approach.
NOT EASY TO DO!
Prior to making THE intentional decision to make some positive changes in my life I used to only pray upon convenience.
I only prayed for good things to happen and only prayed one-sided. “God this is what I need just this one time… Amen”.
Now reflecting back it was a 50% prayer. While I was “being prayerful” I wasn’t PRAYING. I wasn’t having a fluid conversation with Him for guidance and wisdom.
Fast forward to this year.
(Did you notice I said this year: it’s okay to start making change any time)
I pray often and rather than a laundry list that I hand off to God to “take care of”the way I once did, I now pray for guidance and clarity. I ask that He help me approach things more like He would have me do.
I pray without agenda.
We can’t do things all alone and we certainly won’t always get our way, but we can ask for help from someone much greater than us who has the wisdom to help empower us with the gift of love.
Be prayerful in all you do.
There may be situations that are uncomfortable and there may be circumstances that you are feeling restless about: PRAY.
But remember ask Him for guidance and then patiently wait. If you feel convictions do those things He is asking of you without pouting or hesitation. Don’t squirm but rather be confident that He has you in his hands.
Remember the first series of these posts where I shared: it will get uncomfortable? YEP THIS IS PART OF THOSE TIMES…
But choose to embrace it with joy,excitement and faith for what lies ahead. I believe in you!