31 Days of Gratitude: Prayer 

It is Monday morning. Another work week is upon me. I have no idea what I will be facing, no idea what my husband’s work schedule will look like this week, or my son’s after school homework load.

The great thing is, I don’t need to know. 

I have learned a lot about the power of prayer and trusting God over the past several years. I have learned that difficult circumstances can mold and shape us. This particular verse was life breathing to me when I wanted to give up…

Don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed. James 1:4 MSG 

I am definitely a work in progress, but I did grow so much in my previous job which has helped prepare me for where I am right now. 

Time after time, God has revealed His faithfulness. He may not always answer my prayers as I expected or would have liked, but God is not a genie granting our wishes. He cares about the desires of our hearts, but He knows what is best for us and sees the bigger picture.

God who began a good work in us will bring it to the day of completion. Philippians 1:6 

When life seems unbearable and the road ahead filled with obstacles, keep your focus on Him. Talk daily to God…while you are driving, standing in line at the grocery store, while your kiddos are driving you crazy, while your boss is placing yet one more demand on you…you get the picture.

I didn’t grow up going to church. No one taught me how to pray. I have just always, always talked to God as a faithful, loyal friend. He cares about our lives, the big and little stuff.

In the changing seasons, on the dreary days, when life feels ordinary and mundane…pray.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  

 On this Monday morning, I am grateful for prayer. Happy Monday everyone!!


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