Everyone knows. My wife knows. My friends know. Everyone who's anyone has given me their wise advice. Now, as I reach the decision point, I realize I left someone out. I've been so busy talking to other people that it's almost like God's left to find out about it through the grapevine. Have you known you needed to spend time pouring your heart out to God but struggled to actually get on your knees? Here's a few things I've learned in the process to help refocus my prayers.
It's 8:48pm on Saturday night. I've already sunk an hour into this home project before realizing I don't have the right piece to finish the job. All the hardware stores will be closed by the time I get there, so crack open my laptop and find my way to Amazon.com. 30 minutes and 17 reviews later, I found what I need.
Click. Cart. Buy. Done.
Now it's 10:46am on Sunday morning...
Jesus gave us the perfect model for living a prayerful life. Even so, the people who spent the most time with him still needed help developing their own habit of prayer. My wife and I are also still growing in our habit of prayer. While we wouldn't consider ourselves prayer-experts by any means, we've made a choice to make prayer a priority in our home. We believe it's much better to model prayer for our kids than it is to teach them "about prayer," because ultimately the goal is that our children will be comfortable praying to God, not just able to say prayers. I hope that this post helps you to teach and model a vibrant prayer life to your kids.
New Year’s: a clean slate, a new start, a chance to make things right. It’s an opportunity to start the year strong, but far too often our resolutions seem to be full of ambitious goals of self-improvement that will never succeed. What if instead of trying to start the new year strong, striving to accomplish goals we’ve set to make our lives better, we decided to start off our year by being weak?
We can all remember the anxious feeling as kids of staring at our unopened presents and wondering what's inside. That kind of anxious excitement is hard to match for adults, and the Christmas season can bring a different kind of anxiety for us. In all of our lives, we have things that stress us out. So how do we handle this anxiety? The answer: Just give up.