As I sat there listening I was reminded of the struggle that I have with prayer. It is not that I struggle with the concept, or struggle with the belief of its power. What I struggle with is the fact that I HAVE to do it. I never felt I have been a rebellious person, but in this area I really feel rebellious. I know when I get in to bed I need to say my prayers but there are times when I just don't want to and it really is because I don't want to HAVE to do it.
Another rebellious reason I don't like to pray is I don't want to be challenged. I know when I pray for patience the next day is going to be extremely trying, when I pray to help me with what I eat, guaranteed there will be extra awesome food temptations.
All the above makes it challenging, but I do realize it is all by my own choice. I had the sweetest experience with Lauren and prayer that I shared recently. She can be a
I think so often that we use prayer as a last resort, because we don't stop to listen until we are in crisis mode. I know for me when I can't do it anymore and I am pleading for help, I get a quick answer. I am sure I had been given the answer so many times before I just didn't stop to listen and obey.
P.S. The picture has nothing to do with the post but I know it is like dessert after a heavy meal, and she is super sweet!