All in Prayer
Anxiety and the Truth Underlying It
By Lynne May
I’m learning that his power is made perfect in weakness. That the more cracks we have, the more we need Him. The more that His Grace has room to fill us if we let Him.
I’m not obsessing over the proper steps to being a good Christian, but I am making steps to knowing Jesus’ redeeming love.
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I’m ready to have high standards for myself, and to fight complacency. I am ready to set aside the fast food world, and to choose what really satisfies. I’m ready to feast on the Bread of Life.
We are preparing the Child Himself. In our waiting, we bring forth His life, His presence, His peace. The One whom we await is already within us, growing, increasing, and taking shape in our lives.
...God exposed my fears of what He was asking of me, but I am realizing that He just wants me, the way I am, to give myself to Him first.
Ultimately, I realized that no matter what I put my hope and joy in, no matter how good it is, it will never truly satisfy me. Only the Lord will truly satisfy me and fill me with Joy.
Not very long ago, I caught myself feeling like I was stuck in a rut. Stepping out of bed was a challenge every morning, knowing that I would spend the next eight hours glued to a desk doing work that didn’t bring me happiness.
When I heard these words two months ago, I froze. This was the one thing I had always dreaded.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot away my transgressions… Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
I thank God for bringing me to community because it reminds me of His love, a love that brings me to a fuller and more abundant life shared with my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Have you ever played with a labrador puppy?
Whatever we have to do, however we need to arrange our lives, in order to pray daily—he’s beyond worth it!
Coming to the Lord daily, alone, with just our heart and conversing with him is one foundational aspect of what it means to be a “radical” disciple, a disciple who is “rooted” in Jesus Christ alone.
One thing that has struck me over the past while is that personal prayer keeps us real. Unless we are real with the Lord, all else is for naught!
It is a new year, and perhaps for you this is the year that you give up your dreams and ask God for glimpses into His glorious plan.
I don’t know about New Year’s resolutions. Frankly, I’m a little skeptical of making them, even of making spiritual ones.