In last Sunday’s post I mentioned that my sister bought me a book, Draw the Circle, The 40 Day Prayer Challenge. I started the book and was so impressed that I turned around and ordered one for my best friends, Sandy and Bertha. Each morning when I get up, I fix myself a cup of coffee, grab my book, my prayer journal, and my iPad. The iPad is because I use the Holy Bible app in the NIV version. I read the day’s message, today I am reading Day 7, then I read the accompanying chapter of the bible. I will say my prayers and then write everything down in my journal.
I have never written in a journal before. I have tried, but I always loose steam and momentum. I think it is very important to write down your thoughts and what you have prayed for in a journal. After I write everything down, I highlight my prayers in yellow so that I can easily scan the pages for my prayers. It has only been a week, but I had already forgotten some of the things I prayed about at the first of the week. How can we give glory to the Lord for answered prayers if we have already forgotten we asked?
I will share with you just a couple answered prayers that I have experienced in the past couple of weeks. Both of these things you have seen on the blog. I wrote about my sleeping issues and about time management, and I have had answers to both of those issues. I can’t tell you the exact time, but I am now sleeping through the night with almost no issues. That is in itself a small miracle. I have gone from waking up 20 or more times a night to maybe 1 or 2. While some of you might not think that is a big deal, believe me when you are sleep deprived, it is HUGE!
Secondly, last Sunday my Draw the Circle book had not arrived, so I picked up a small daily devotional book that I already had called, 3-Minute Devotions for Women. I was flipping through the pages and I asked the Lord to take me where I needed to be. I closed my eyes and continued flipping till I was prompted to stop. I honesty about choked when I looked at the page. The title was Jesus Wristwatch. It was an entire devotional about not making a list or worrying about what you didn’t get accomplished, “Satan wants to consume you with endless lists and meaningless tasks. Concern yourself less with the items you can cross off your to-do list, and more with those things the Lord would have you spend your time and energy on.” The devotional ended with this prayer:
Father, help me to see where You are working and join You there. Let me place my list of tasks aside as I seek Your will for me today. Then give me the ability to show myself grace over the things I do not get done.
The winner of my 7 Month Giveaway is Angelia, I will be contacting you later today to get your name and address. Congratulations, I hope you enjoy the bracelet as much I have enjoyed mine.
I hope you will join me on my 40 Day Challenge. Buy a copy of the book for your best friend, sister, co-worker, or anybody you care about.
Have a blessed Sunday!