Monday, April 9, 2012
So it was a challenge to a group of ladies that I have on a prayer page about keeping a prayer journal. I explained to importance of it as it was shared through our pastor Mark Batterson a few months ago. During a series Mark pulled out his prayer journals from sometime ago when he was praying through different things. As he read out of them etc it was so cool to see the outcome months or even years later. So that really got me thinking that we all are so excited to see what happens in others lives but sometimes we forget that we have those same stories in our own lives.
I think as we journal our prayers we are able to go back, look through them and see the bigger picture. When we go back through them I think that is when we get to see God really work at His best. I think that we pray prayers it may take God two days, two years, ten years etc but we tend to forget we even prayed for it when he does answer them. When God does answer them and we have forgot we prayed for it then HE never gets the glory. We never realize how blessed we have been by his answers so therefore he gets shorted the glory again. Most of the time we are so enthralled with the hustle and bustle of life. When we do have good things happen to us and we don't give him the glory that usually turns into pride. We know how God feels about pride.
So what I have learned to do (which I must say I don't do it as much as I should)...is I find a place by a window where the sun is coming in (I love sitting in the warm rays peering in) or sit outside and just write my prayers to God. It is so funny how God uses that time to speak to me. How I can go back through the journal and see how he answered that prayer rather it was the way I thought it would turn out or the way God has intended for it to. Which truly and thankfully HIS way that is turns out is obviously the best way. That old saying hindsight is 20/20...well that is what your prayer journal is...
I am now challenging people that read this blog to start one. It is simple as you just write your prayers to God in a journal and just watch what happens. Watch how those prayers are answered you will be amazed and you will be praising HIM in no time. After all you are always only one prayer from a miracle.
Until next time....
Posted by Tiffany Kalin at Monday, April 09, 2012