Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Sometimes it's hard work to be a Christian.
An effective one.
One that people can see a difference in.
Am I right?
It takes our being devoted to our times of prayer and study. That's how we learn from Him, and grow more like Him.
But it's hard, sometimes. The world has a way of pressing in on us. We have responsibilities, and if we don't do things, who will? (I see you nodding.)
But wait . . . if we don't spend the time with Him, in reading His Word, and praying, and listening . . . how can we possibly have the strength and wisdom to do all that we need to do?
As Christians, as women who want to make a difference in our world for Him, our knees should be pretty calloused from kneeling in prayer. Our hands should be turning the pages of our Bibles, and our thoughts should be directed toward Him and by Him. And that means we need to set aside time for the "work" of learning from Him.
Oh, I know, you've heard this before. So have I. But I fall woefully short in this department. I need to apply some bandaids to my toes, since I've mashed them with this rebuke, and then get to work.
My prayer today is that God will forgive me for putting more time into the unimportant things of this world. And that He will meet me as I'm on my knees, putting time into the important stuff. The stuff of eternity.
Each time that we have a prayer request post, we hear of folks who have seen God at work in their lives. He is gracious and merciful, and blesses us abundantly. Oh, that we would work as hard in our own lives as He does!
Please let us know if we may pray with you, or if we may rejoice with you over answered prayers. Let's get to work, ladies, and make a difference in our world!