My tendency is always seclusion. I go through a low season, a slump and I seclude. The last couple of weeks have been as stressful as anything I can remember in my entire life. I would love nothing more than to sit in the safety of my home, my bedroom. Seclude myself on all sides. Build my walls. We all go through the tough times in child rearing, financial times, marriages and jobs. Through each of these we must remember that………….
“God made promises and bound Himself to us in a blood covenant so that we would know exactly what we could expect from Him” (quoted from Live a Praying Life)
God never promised that once we became Christians that everything would be GREAT for us. The purpose of His promise is to give us confidence and peace. God’s work in my circumstance today is only setting the stage for what comes next. I can’t remember the verse to quote, but we are called upon to gather together and pray for one another, but that sometimes means we have to ask others to pray for us. Stand in the gap, intecessory prayer.
In the women’s study we are now doing, Week 2, Day 2 Prayer Journal. Jennifer Kennedy Dean is showing us new ways to pray each day. This day we are to turn our prayer into a promise. Scripture says: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you….And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws” (Ezekiel 26:26-27) I love this verse. You will hear me refer to it many times over. I keep reminding myself of it. Anyway, my prayer for Week 2, Day 2 is
Thank you God for giving me a new heart and a new spirit. (This gets me out of the slump) Allow me to share this before others. (This gets me out of the house) Let me be an example to others so that they will want what I have been given from You. Fill me up. (This brings me out of the low season) Let me be a conduit from you to others here on earth and allow me to break the chains I have worn for so long. Your promise to me is that with my new heart I will follow you and keep your laws.
Have a wonderful weekend. See you at church on Sunday.