So I'm still not feeling well, but I wanted to share something that has been on my mind this week. My church is adding a second site, which Ry and I are super excited about, so last weeks sermon was about prayer. Prayer is so powerful. Our pastor equated prayer to either changing God's mind or Him changing our heart. Isn't that so true. So many times we go to God asking Him for something, but come away with a change of heart. I've experienced that at several points in my life. One of them was when my father passed away. We had been praying for his healing from cancer (we wanted to change God's mind) but he lost his battle to cancer April 21, 2001. It took some time to see, but my father did get his healing. It was not how we wanted it though. He is in Heaven with God now where there is no pain. January 27 is his birthday, so this week I have been thinking a lot about him.
Another time I experienced this has been through this infertility journey. I wanted a baby my way and on my time table. God has changed my heart to be able to trust His timing and pray for His will concerning us becoming parents. I just want to glorify God through this and become the woman he is changing me into.
I love this quote by John Wesley, "I have so much to do that I must spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do it." I love that because aren't we all sometimes guilty of thinking of it the opposite way. I have so much to do today so I don't have time to pray or I'll just say a quick prayer. I admit that I do that too. Prayer is so powerful though we should make adequate time for it instead of rushing through it. What blessings are we missing on our busy days that we skip out on prayer?