Apr 27, 2012

Friday SHINE....

@Today's Reading: Job 7

Good morning, sweet SHINE friends! Happy Fun Friday!

So, since it's Friday, we have our Friday Challenge! Are you ready?

You better be! :)

Today's Challenge:

Pick one person in your life and pray for them for 30 days. Yes thirty.

Girls, this is powerful stuff. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in our own never-ending wants and needs that we skim over praying for others. (or maybe I am just the guilty one.)

This is intentional praying, girls. Every single morning when you get out of your cozy little bed, lift this person up to the Lord. Let them be the very first person that you pray for.

Pray for them throughout the day. Set a timer on your phone if you have to. Yes, I'm serious.

After about the 5th day, you will be praying for them automatically throughout the day. I guarantee it. It will become second nature to you to lift them to the Father.

Here's why this is important: It forces us to put someone else's needs over our own.

"Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others." Philippians 2:4


Secondly, it reminds us to pray. If we have someone specific in mind, it keeps us focused in our prayer time.

(I sent this challenge to a few girls in my little circle this past Monday. So, girls, you are already a week ahead! *wink wink*)

Already, I have seen a change in my own heart by praying for my "person".

If you are not sure of who to pray for...ask the Lord. Oh, sweet love, He will tell you.

"But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer." Psalm 66:19


Thirty days, girls. You can do this. Get your calendar and make a note to remind you.

There's not a better gift you can give someone. Prayer is the best gift of all.

without ceasing,

jill

**One more thing--don't forget to visit the weekday SHINE give-away page and comment! The drawing will be held in a few days. Go and get your name on there! If you have trouble leaving comments (and many people do!), you can email me at shinegirlsshine@gmail.com and I will copy and paste your comment onto the blog. No problem! :)






4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this! And, ask girls--He will lead you to the one to pray for. As we were running on Monday, I was talking about my person and God reminded me to "STOP, this is the one you will pray for!" Powerful! This is not only allow you to lift others up before yourself, but it also frees you from "worrying, complaining, talking" about that person. Yes, for me I am praying over someone I sometimes would rather just complain about and talk about how hard it is to accept the differences in our lives. Loving other's differences is my goal right now. Pressing on in prayer--believing for break throughs in my heart:) thanks jill for challenging us always!! I'm 5 days ahead, it is getting easier:) erin spinks

SouthMainMuse said...

Okay -- that thought makes my head hurt. Why? I guess the thought of taking on more responsibility. I think it is a lovely thought though..and I need to realize it's not me that is intervening in this person's life but God. Maybe that's why my head hurts...feeling everything is my responsibility but in reality it's God's.

Anonymous said...

I love this! :) Sarah

Lisa said...

I love this too. And I need it. A little humility, ahem...
:-)