You've got responsibilities. You're awake late at night and up early in the morning just trying to meet them all and not drop any balls. You don't have time to hole up in some prayer closet/war room the way "they" say you should. But you long for a deeper relationship with Jesus and you want, desperately, to pray and have God hear you.
How can you make it happen?
It's just not possible, you think. There's no way.
But what if I told you there was?
Men and women of faith throughout the ages have had two things in common:
- They read the Bible consistently and believed that what it says is true.
- They prayed according to what they read in the Bible, and they believed without doubt that God would do what He said He would do.
Sweet friend, there is no reason at all that you and I can't develop the same kind of faith that they had and have a walk just as sweetly in tune with Jesus.
If we would just follow their example of being devoted to the Word and prayer, we would see beautiful answers to our petitions and a deeper walk with Jesus! And it doesn't have to be a big, elaborate deal. It can happen realistically in the life you are living right now.
Maybe It's More Simple Than We Realize
I just finished reading the biography of a man named George Muller and was left amazed. Mr. Muller was someone I could truly relate to; he started out as a selfish, rebellious teen and changed into a man who loved God and people.
He saw hungry orphans in the street and knew he couldn't just walk by, but he also knew he didn't have the means to make a difference because he was rather poor himself.
That was when George Muller learned to devote himself to prayer, and trust God to do exactly what He promised He'd do in Scripture: answer prayers and provide.
Throughout his life, George Muller gave a home to over 10,000 orphans and had the equivalent of nearly two hundred million dollars pass through his hands into various ministries. He never asked a single person for help, but rather made his needs and requests known only to God and trusted that the Lord would hear Him and care for His children.
His prayers literally saved and changed lives. And this prayer challenge is going to help us develop that same rich prayer life.
I'm Lisa Yvonne, author at Graceful Abandon. I hope you'll join me on this awesome journey into a deeper prayer life. As a busy mom of 8 and wife to a hard-working man, it can be hard to find time to do all the things I want do as a woman of faith.
It's also hard to live up to all these things I see other people doing and feel like I'm "supposed" to do, too. Have you ever felt that way? I invite you to join me on this journey to deeper faith and prayer.
You won't find me giving you rules, but rather sharing with you the Truths found in Scripture and the grace to apply them to your life, the way that fits you best.
Leave 'Room on the Right'
George Muller was faithful to read His Bible every single morning. And throughout each day he would record the needs he saw in his journal, always on the lefthand side.
Mr. Muller intentionally left the right sides of his journals blank, knowing he would need that space to record the date and manner in which God answered the prayers he brought to Him.
When I read that, something in my heart leapt with excitement. God loves to answer the prayers of His children! He delights in meeting our needs and doing good things in our lives. How beautiful it must have been for George Muller to open his journals, one after the other, and see the room on the right filled with records of God's faithfulness.
Are You Ready to Journal God's Faithfulness To You?
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. ~Jeremiah 29:12
Wouldn't you love to have the faith of George Muller? To know that when you write down a prayer request, you're going to need space to also write down an answer to that prayer?
But if you're anything like me, you're also wondering how on earth to get there. How does one cultivate that kind of faith, and develop that kind of prayer life?
Join me on a 5-day Prayer Challenge entitled LeavingRoom on the Right and lay a foundation to have that kind of walk with God for yourself.
Sign up for the e-mail challenge and every day for five days you'll receive Scripture verses on prayer, a short thought, and an encouragement to help you develop this walk. You'll also receive journal pages you can print and put in a notebook if you'd like, to help you do this.
What You Can Expect From This Challenge:
- To find grace and truth that will make you long to pray more than you do now
- Encouragement and hope with gentle prompts for prayer to help you develop this new discipline
- To see our faithful God answer your requests in His time
- To know Him better, love Him more deeply, and have a richer communion with Him than ever before
- To receive one e-mail a day, for five days, guiding you through this journey
All you have to do is click on the button to get started! Once you do so, be sure to find the e-mail from me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and follow the instructions. You'll also receive a link to download a journal template to use if you don't already have a notebook.
I'm so excited to share this journey with you; this is what the Graceful Abandon community is all about.