OK girls, the countdown is on and I’m working on crunch time as I prepare to attend She Speaks in 10 days. (Did I just write 10 days?) Yes, I’m feeling a little frantic and frazzled here. Fortunately, my attempts to maintain my composure often mask my harried heart.
Today’s blog is not going to be the normal devotion/teaching style post. No, I’m a girl in need of prayer and so I’m putting a little cyberspace shout out to all willing and able girlfriends who will lift my heart and life up to the Living God.
I’ve got two books that I’m working on and am in the process of developing a proposal for each. I wish I could share more details with you, but one project was birthed from my heart for mothers and the other from my heart for the church.
I believe in prayer! I believe God’s heart is moved by the prayers of His people…I believe that apart from Christ, I can accomplish nothing, but through Christ, there’s nothing I can’t accomplish. Yes, I believe that the fervent prayer of a righteous man (or woman) avails much!
So, I’m going to cut to the chase and ask you to pray for me in some very specific ways.
1. God’s Will – Above all, beyond all and inspite of all things I want God’s will to be done. I don’t want to walk down any other path than the one God chooses for me. I trust Him, therefore, I trust His ways. Philippians 2:13, “for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”
2. God’s Hand – As God’s hand was with Judah in 2 Chronicles 30:12, with Ezra in Ezra 7:7, with those who worship Him in Ezra 8:22 and with His people in Isaiah 62:3, please pray God’s hand will be upon me as well.
3. God’s Favor – This is a prayer I continually pray for me and for those I know. It’s found in Psalm 90:17. “May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”
4. God’s Protection – Without God’s shield of protection, you and I are open game for the enemy. We need protection from the Most High God…the Lord of all creation…the Savior of our souls, our Shield and our Defense. “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah” Psalm 32:7
SO. That’s my shout out for prayer. I’m forever desperate for the Living God, but the upcoming conference brings me face to face with my frailties and flaws. I know I have nothing to offer apart from Jesus Christ. Not one word, not one opportunity, not one open door comes without His will, His hand, His favor and His protection.
Thanks in advance for praying me through this. But I want you to know that prayer is a mutual thing. So, as I ask you to pray, I’m also asking you to allow me the privilege of praying for you, as well.
Share your needs and concerns and know that I will sincerely lift them before the throne of God in intercession for you. Also…if you feel as though you could take a few minutes to pray for me, I ask you to please just pop in to the comments section and let me know you’re praying.
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