Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Something to think about...

I read something today, it was about Praying aloud. I read it here, a place I'd never been before. It was one of those moments that I think God directed.

I pray. I pray daily. But I rarely set aside an actual Time to spend with God. I have a really hard time doing a Daily Devotional. I know it's something that I need in my life. When I do actually set time aside to study God's word, I know it blesses me. So why do I still struggle with this area? I am selfish. I won't get myself up early, because I want my sleep. At night, I want "Me Time" to watch TV, or flip through a magazine. I feel stretched to the brink many times, what with all the mommying, driving, cleaning, laundrying...I tend to think "I just need some ME time!" When in all actuality, I probably need some GOD time! Anyway, the Praying aloud idea really struck me. It doesn't have to be Loud, it can be a whisper, as Jennifer emailed me. What a Great Idea! I've prayed out loud before. Usually in my car when I'm alone. It definitely makes me focus more on my words, my heart. It's something I'm going to try everyday. It's not a Devotional, but it's a start. A step in the right direction.

5 comments:

Renee said...

Hi Shelley,

Thank you so much for the sweet words you left on my blog! It is very encouraging to know that you just happened to stop by my blog, and wanted to share you heart with me. I appreciate it! I think that we ARE going to go with the house. We'll see what happens, anyway. We thought we knew for sure what we were doing last night, and today it's something different. :)

Your blog looks fun. I'm going to enjoy reading more of it! And your family is beautiful!

Thanks again!

Carissa said...

girl..i pray out loud in my car (and in my head in my car) all the time! my car is the place i pray the MOST i think! so excited you shared this. i am hoping it inspires me to be a bit more "intentional"!

Janelle said...

No wonder Carissa never waves when I see her driving... :)

Amen, Shelley! I know I am right there with you in this journey. I lack discipline.

Xandra said...

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step--Confucious

All it takes is that first step to start an amazing journey to true intimacy with God. I'm so glad that you've taken it! I'll be praying for you as you take your prayer life to new heights....

Alana said...

Shelley, this is something I have been trying hard to improve in my life lately (prayer and quiet time). It really makes a world of difference. I'll be praying for you while you take this "step in the right direction"!