Last year, I completed a 14 day prayer challenge that has turned into an (almost) daily thing. There are three things I want to share with everyone. It’s a very effective way to improve your life, 10 minutes a day.
My prayer life is becoming the most important part of my life. It’s a direct line of contact between myself and the creator of the universe. He loves me. I cannot do anything worthwhile without God and I can do anything with God. No weapons formed against me shall prosper and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This post speaks to the importance of my prayer life.
Work hard, smart and focused. That was the result this morning when I prayed to God and sat in silent meditation. I probably prayed for about 12 minutes or so. 10 minutes go by pretty quick when you are praying/meditating.
15 minutes should come easily next week. So here’s my report on the day;
You can do it! You’ve got to believe in yourself, before anyone else does. Stay in the game and hunt down your fears, until they can no longer exist in the same space as your dreams. If you believe in God and lean on him, you’ll have access to true power. He is the one who will remove stumbling blocks and increase your level of life. All you need to do is submit to His will. It’s funny how we all learn this as young Christians, but for some reason, we decided to take our will back. Then we get mad that we’re not where we want to be or feel like we’re behind in our mission.
We set ourselves up for failure by not following his simple rules for an abundant life. If you’re off track, start off by praying to God for 10 minutes every morning, before you do anything else. See how your week goes and then increase to 15 minutes the next week.
Come back here in two weeks and tell me what happened. I’ll do it to and report the results on my blog. Let’s call this a “prayer challenge”.
I’m excited! I’ll let you know how it goes.
This isn’t one of those bible verses that are hard to understand or easily taken out of context.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
It’s the old classic, “don’t worry” verse. But, there’s more to it. As a boss in the middle of this crazy world, it’s essential that you understand this truth.
God loves you and is there to help. This does not only apply to when you have a big goal to reach, this also applies when you are resisting temptations. This happened to me yesterday. I was tempted to do something wrong, I prayed and asked God to lift it from me. But then, the temptation only became stronger.
When do you stop trusting God? That was a question posed to my group in a recent bible study. Most people in the group thought about dark times in their life. Times when they were at a real low. A loved on may have died, they lost an important job, their family was actively dysfunctional or some other unfortunate event shook their faith. My answer was different. I never had the experience of not trusting God in bad times. I never blamed God for my problems. I stop trusting God, when things are really good.
It’s common knowledge that we have free will. God gave us this so we’d be free to genuinely love Him. He states in Mark 8: 34-35 that, if we want true life, we need to drop our own desires in order to follow Him and support His kingdom. By extension, He is also saying, you have a choice!
Some people say a little fear is good because it keeps you out of harms way. Our innate, natural need to stay unharmed and healthy, keeps us from jumping off a bridge or driving our car at maximum speed. Fear of pain keeps us out of trouble for sure, but there are times in our life, when we allow fear to have too much freedom. See what fear does if left unchecked and what you can do about it.
My prayers have been answered lately and for that I am grateful. I say lately, because I recently have been making an effort to be very specific and consistent. Continue reading to see the effect it has on my life.