Prayer is the way we let go and let God. (pg. 89 – Draw the Circle)
Today is another Sabbath. I encourage you to do one thing at some point today:
Set aside an hour to just sit and give it all to God.
(Put that blasted phone in another room.)
No rushing to take care of other people.
(Let them all nap. Turn on a movie for them. Put in a frozen pizza.)
No stressing about your never ending to-do list.
(The laundry can run while you sit with God. The dishes will still be there and no one but you cares. The errands can wait for an hour.)
One less hour of sleep will not deprive you today. It will not. I’m claimin’ it. For myself.
(Sunday afternoon nap, I rebuke you.)
I’m just gonna sit and bask in His Word. I’m gonna linger awhile with our Father. I’m gonna talk to Him.
If you are reading this and you think you’ve failed at this 40 Day Prayer Journey because you’ve fallen behind, or maybe you never got started in the first place…
JUST. STOP. IT. RIGHT. NOW.
Do you hear me?
The enemy wants you to think you’re a failure and that you’ve missed out and messed up. No. Just no.
Pick yourself up and start reading. Open your Bible. Start crying out to Jesus. No matter if you are on Day 1.
No one here is going to judge you. THIS is the most important thing you could ever do for your walk with Jesus Christ.
And I am a living testimony that He is faithful to stir your heart in such a way and start a fire in your bones that can’t be contained.
Just sit for awhile with Him today. Make it a priority.
Talk to Him like He’s your best friend.
And if you struggle because you get up at the crack of dawn and you keep accidentally nodding off while you pray…then get up for goodness sake and start marching around your house. That’s what I’m having to do people!!
This stuff ain’t easy. This journey won’t come without sacrifice. These bold and crazy things could change the path of your life, forever.
Let me assure you that every single one of us is fighting a battle (or 2 or 3 or 4 battles at one time):
When we hit our knees, God extends His mighty right hand on our behalf. When we pray, He fights our battles for us. So keep fighting the good fight, but let God fight for you. (pg 89 – Draw the Circle)
I want more than anything for God to move in your life. I have been praying over every single one of you – by name. Your name is written in the back cover of my circle book. I don’t know what everyone needs or what everyone is praying for, but God does. And He listens when I call your name. And He is faithful. And today is your day to let go and let God. I believe it with all that is inside of me.