Aug 9, 2013

Friday SHINE.....

Today's Reading: Job 30, 31

Happy Fun Friday, SHINE girls!

We are on Day 5 of our 40 days of Prayer! Are you loving it? Me too!

I hope you are finding extra time in your days to take advantage of praying. It truly is life changing. Prayer forces us to reign in our thoughts and give them to our Father in Heaven.

Sometimes it is really hard to reign those thoughts in when we are going a million miles an hour each day. I know you are shaking your head in agreement. :)

As women, our brains process a whole lot of information throughout the day. We make thousands of decisions. It's really exhausting at times, isn't it?

When we can push the pause button on all of that and pray, we are transformed. The Peace of God rushes in like a river. Every single time.

Our Fun Friday Challenge:

Today, give up something that you would normally do and devote that time to prayer. It can be something as simple as reading a magazine, watching a t.v. show, listening to music in the car....anything.

Last Friday, I took this same challenge. I decided to stick with it until the end of this month. I gave up two things in order to stay distraction-free from my prayer time.

The bible says this in Song of Solomon 2:15: "Catch the foxes for us, The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, While our vineyards are in blossom."

Have you heard this verse before? You may have heard it like this, "it's the little foxes that spoil the vine."

It is SO true. Sometimes it is not the BIG things that can draw us away from God, but the little, everyday, mundane things. Those are what can be dangerous.

Little minutes of time add up to a lifetime of shaping and molding who we become. For the good, or for the not so good.

Pray and ask the Lord what you can give up today to devote your time in prayer to Him. He will gladly show you. You will probably not even miss it! The Peace and Joy you will feel will outweigh the loss of what you gave up today.

Father, we long to be with you. We long to sit in Your Presence. Show us how to make the best of our time today. Guide us and lead us to You in each moment of our day. Give us the wisdom to decide what we should give up in order to focus more on You today. Tune our hearts to You, and keep our minds free from distraction.  Thank You, we love You. Amen.



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