I (Mia) have heard people say, many times, they are sending happy thoughts and positive vibes my way. I honestly have no clue what that means. But, I do know that if you talk to God in the name of Jesus that the power and effectiveness of THAT far outweighs any vibes you could possibly transmit over some imaginary wave length.
Ladies, we have been challenged this year, not to just think happy thoughts for each other, but to actually get down and dirty and pray to the One who hears and acts according to His word, His faithfulness, His steadfast love and justice and mercy.... to pray in the name of Jesus to Our Father who art in Heaven.
So how did your week go? Was it hard to be deliberate about prayer? Did you find that the more intentional you were the harder it got? I know it did for me. So many crazy distractions came my way, that I normally do not have, after I wrote Mondays devotional. My usual morning prayer time wouldn't happen until mid afternoon or sometimes even after dinner. How crazy that was for me!
But what I did find is that no matter what, no matter when, time alone with Jesus, talking and listening, meditating on His word is sweet anytime of the day. So, don't get discouraged if you are in the battle, stand firm, sit still, talk to your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and watch Him do what He does so well...RESPOND!
The other night as I found myself (finally) sitting down with the Lord, I said these words "All day I've been running and thinking of you, God, but right now I want to stop and BE with You, just you, all of you, only You." Once I sat down and cried out to God, I saw Him respond so quickly and He allowed me to simply rest in His arms. It's what He does. I pray that He will do that with you. He is waiting.
Ladies, We at Deliberate women, love you. We pray for you in the name of Jesus. If nothing else, know you are loved by the Savior and if you don't believe me...go and ask Him!
"Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory for ever. Amen."