Wednesday, July 14, 2010

making it personal


hi dear friends. 

It's embarrassing in a way to share this because I love to pray... but my prayer life hasn't been what it should be. I have to be completely transparent with you, I've known this for quite some time. And though its not dead or nonexistent it has been in an unsafe place of complacency. That my friends is a dangerous place. It's like having a gallon of water in the wilderness, its only good till its gone and don't want that. God has spoken truth and light to my prayer life. In order to grow, I find myself going back to the basics. 

I'm making it personal... again. 
God's word that is. 

There is nothing more intimate in prayer, maybe just for me, than praying God's Word. I used to do this a lot. I would open my bible and begin to pray scriptures. If the Word of God is as powerful as we believe, than why not make it personal? Let's not just read but believe it, pray it and live it? As I challenge myself to go back to this basic discipline in my own life, I challenge you as well. Make it personal. 

My prayer is that our prayer life may be a fresh and sweet smelling aroma unto the Lord. May the Lord bless you as you bless Him. 

I lie in the dust; revive me by your word.
Psalm 119:25

4 comments:

Stoph said...

Psalm 51:1-3 and Psalm 139:23-24...Praying Scripture is awesome. One of my fav things David Rosales (CCCV Pastors) says is to take John 3:16 and replace the word "world" and "whosoever" with your own name.

Try taking your name and replacing words in verses with your name...

Nice one!

Melissa Runcie | Madabella said...

Praise God that when He reveals things about us, ways that we fall short, He is always faithful to be the one to lift us back up. I shared the word in my rest study online...how we have to have that honest vulnerability before the Lord in prayer...one of the ways to do that is through lament... just being open about your plight. :)

P.S. Your poster above refrenced CCCV....it was my church of 14 years! I miss Pastor Dave so much, but know He brought us a new home for a purpose. ;) Small world.

Missy said...

I admire your honesty and your willingness to share this. I've been in this place before and it's great when God speaks through out our prayer lives. :)

Dasha said...

I love youu soo much!!! Thank you for posting this...its such an encouragement to me!

xoxo
-Dasha

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