Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Life of Prayer

“I need this.” I’m talking to myself as I print out a meaningful on-line teaching from one of my favorite ministries. The topic? Our first love. Perfect.

I’ve been spending my evenings reading—which is part of my work, but my mornings are busy with children and writing—another part of my work. And the prayer time I get is usually interrupted. Makes for some frustrating days. Any moms out there relating to me here?

So, tonight, instead of working, I’m going to find some resources for prayer/Bible study---topics to refresh my spirit and feast my heart on the goodness of God.

Jesus did this. He made prayer a high (the highest?) priority in His life. Over and over, the gospels refer to Him as getting up while it was still dark and going to pray…. Or going to a secret place alone, which was His custom, he prayed…. (see Matthew 14:23; Mark 6:46; Luke 6:12, 11:1, etc.) Indeed. This is one of those areas I really want to be like Jesus in. I want to go and meet with the Father, the One who adopted me, loves me, accepts me and even adores me…. Amazing.

I want to be a person of prayer. Just like Jesus.


Dawn said...

I'm with you, Annette!

I need to make prayer more of priority in my own life. If we gave more of our time to prayer and communing with God,our lives would be not only more enriched,they would be more peace-filled.

Annette M. Irby said...

Amen, Dawn. Everything would fall into place and when things went haywire, we'd be better prepared to trust that God is up to something good.