Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Greatness of Prayer

Days can get so busy...taking care of kidlets, loving on the hubby, working, laundry, watching tv, baseball practice and even sleep can sometimes take priority over spending time with God in prayer.

I can let all those things and many more {including laziness} get in the way of prayer time.  But when I simply take time to give God my, He moves me!!

I'm so VERY thankful for the time I get to spend with God...asking forgiveness for sins, thanking Him for all the blessings He gives me, interceding for others and asking prayers for myself.  I've spent a lot of time with God lately and even those days when I reluctantly begin my prayers, by the end, I am energized, positive, strengthened, empowered, relaxed after giving over my worries to Him and filled with His Spirit!!  I try and pray every morning in the shower, but I also try to give Him more time during nap time...which is sometimes difficult.  I want to relax in my chair, enjoying not hearing my name 50 times every minute.  Or I want to watch tv and get my head out of this world.  Or do the chores that require me to be alone...without little helpers right next to me.  Or even SLEEP...yes, sometimes I take a's not often, but when I'm tired I snooze for a bit.

But when I choose to put God first before all that He blesses me beyond words!!

I'm thankful to have God to go to...because right now I know so many people who are hurting and could use a few prayers.  I encourage you to go to God in prayer...Christian or not.  Trust in HIM and lay down those burdens sweet friends.  

Have a wonderful Sunday sweet friends!!

1 comment:

  1. Ashley, Turn your eyes upon Jesus....this has been that song in my head for two weeks! Hmmmm, maybe He's trying to tell me something. Think I will make a concerted effort to spend more time singing and living that song!