It is a beautiful sunny day with a predicted high of 72°.
I feel energized and endorphinized. Ok, so that’s not really a word; but hey, my endorphins are working overtime and that’s a good thing. I am excited about the upcoming Tulsa Workshop and looking forward to hearing some great lessons, singing, classes, and meeting a lot of my blogger friends and their families. This year will be my first time attending the Tulsa Workshop and from what I’ve been told; I am in for a real treat.
What an honor we have in calling on God, not only in the morning as the above verse from Psalms mentions, but we can call on God any hour of the day. We can start our day giving thanks and honor to God. We can ask for safety from any harm, to help us overcome temptations, we can ask for guidance, mercy and justice. We don’t know what any day will bring for sure, but we can be certain that we can take our requests and cares to God.
Sometimes I feel like I can compare my prayer life to a jigsaw puzzle. I have seasons of discipline and seasons of chaos. At times I feel like I pray without ceasing and other times I don’t remember praying. I am determined to make prayer a natural part of my life, and by natural I mean that if I don’t pray, then I will know immediately something is missing and needs my immediate attention.
Russell, in his sermon Sunday after reading Mt 11:28-30, commented that “weakness is not because I’m in the battle but because I’m not drawing near to God-if we’re not praying we are going to lose the battle”. That is sticking with me, jabbing my conscience and encouraging me.
Prov 13:19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul.