Have you ever thought about how your prayer life might change if you stopped putting it on a to-do list to check off every morning, or only going to God when something seems out of control, and instead started keeping the prayer conversation going on all day with God instead?
My Proverbs 31 devotion today talks about that concept, and how my daughter’s passing comment about texting habits caused me to think about what it would be like if I just continually talked to God all day long, like she does her friends. I admit it’s not easy – especially when the day gets busy and our minds are pulled in a million different directions. But wouldn’t it be cool if we could start a habit of doing that today?
My friend Glynnis’s P31 devotion yesterday was on prayer also (as all our devotions will be this week) and I loved everything she said about remembering that there are no prayers too big, or too small, for God to hear or act on. There were a few statements she made in her message that really jumped at me:
~Why do I accept so many situations and never think about praying for them to change?
~ No matter how hopeless the situation seems, God is more than able to step in and do what no human can do.
~ I want to bring everything to my Heavenly Father, every care, every need. Not with a demanding heart, but with one with positive expectation.
Everything – means everything. Every care and every need. And we can bring them to Him with positive expectation. I loved how she reminded us of that important truth.
Aside from having an open ear for prayer requests, God also wants us to simply talk with Him. To chat about what we have going on each day and seek His guidance and direction for upcoming decisions. To share the concerns on our hearts for our children and spouses, our jobs and our futures, and even the little details of life.
God simply wants us to talk with Him about stuff. Just the stuff of life. And we can do that all day long if we so choose. Just like a good friend who we would pick up the phone and call or text whenever we felt like it, He wants to be there for us too.
As promised in today’s devotion, you can visit my Free Resources page to download a free 7 Day Prayer Printable (to save or print). I hope this little tool helps you begin a habit of talking to God, about big stuff and small stuff, all day long.
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