Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Pray more..."

"Pray more." That was at the top of my list for the New Year. Yesterday I had one of those "enlightening" QTs, where I felt like I didn't want it to end—God had put excitement and urgency in my heart about the power of prayer. So I put my journal on the counter where I could see it all day—with the idea of it being a reminder to pray throughout my day. Unfortunately, I never gave it a second glance! :( Oh, how I desire to be a godly mom, sensitive to His leading... but in my flesh, I want to do what I want to do, when I want to do it!

That's one big reason I'm so thankful for God's grace. In Psalm 25:9 it says, "He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them His way." Note that it does not say, "He leads the perfect..." If I am willing to turn from my "selfish ambition" and submit myself to Him—my time, my efforts, my emotions, my very life—He will lead!

So, as cheesy as this may sound, I'd kind of like to get back to that old WWJD thing... What would Jesus do? In a sense, I want that to be my mantra for awhile... to help steer my mind, my heart toward the Lord... toward doing the right things—not just good things, but the things God wants me to do right then... "for such a time as this!"

So I thought, "How can I remember to remember WWJD? Wish I had a WWJD bracelet... although a bracelet could get covered by my sleeves and then I wouldn't remember anyway..." And then I got it—I decided to use a pen and write a small P on the top of my right hand. That P would remind me to pray throughout my day! Maybe kind of corny... but for today it's working!

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