I coulda had a V-8.
Ever get THAT feeling?
You know the one where you ask yourself – Why, why did I do ____?
Or in my case - Why, why did I STOP doing ___?
I stopped praying over and for a specific person, in my life, every day without fail.
Side note: In my experience when something is clearly working well we usually just stop doing it. Right?
Anyway I did not stop for any particular reason. I just did it less & less until I was hardly doing it at all.
One day last week I realized I had stopped.
I realized I could see the difference – Prayers/No Prayers.
I’m not saying my prayers are the end all, be all BUT if you have ever committed to pray for someone or about a situation, you know the difference prayer makes. And because God has a way of showing us what we need, when we need it – I was again reminded just a day later.
In the second reminder I realized that I had also gone from praying to God to do the work in this person to asking God what I could do. Asking God to show me what to do.
God clearly said to me, YOU can’t do anything. It is not your job to change anyone. BUT you can pray. You can trust me. You can and must turn this person back over to me. You pray; I’ll do the rest.
So I’m back to doing what I know works – duh!
Trusting God knows way more than I do. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Seeking Him, His strength, and His continual presence in my life. (1Chronicles 16:11)
Praying without ceasing. (Thessalonians 5:16-18)
This time, I won’t stop – I won’t stop because I get lazy or it looks like things are changing or whatever.
I won’t stop until I’m sure God has another prayer mission for me.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
Ask God to show you who you should pray for, continually, without fail, by name and with purpose.
It is truly transformative. The transformation takes place in you.
When you partner with God, your life will never be the same.
So your 1,2,3 for this amazing, mission filled day…
That is all.
Love you xoxo