Sunday, January 20, 2008

Is it me or God

My prayer life is so small and God is so big.

Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
1 Timothy 6 : 6-7

Makes me think that there is Godliness w/out contentment but I guess it isn't so good.

Today's 2nd & 3rd grade SS lesson was on Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

In 1 Samuel Hannah wasn't content to be childless and her husband's other wife mocked Hannah for her barrenness. Hannah wasn't content to be barren so maybe there are some things it's okay to ask of God. Today's lesson also brought up the Israelites lack of rain for three years. I am thankful I haven't had to go through Famine for God to get my attention but the lesson was a good reminder that everything in my life is for my own good. The thing I lack requires me to take it to the Lord in prayer and leave it there. When do you pray. Right now I'm pryaing Elise will take a nap.


Gideon mommasita said...

Matthew 6:7
And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
-found this when I was all done.hmmm

CroppinRobin said...

you are so insightful!

Melissa said...

I don't pray a lot. I pray when we eat and with the kids each night. I pray with Eric before bed. In my time with God, alone, I find it difficult to focus. I will sometimes mutter little things to God throughout the day, but this is an area of struggle for me. I'm being very candid here. As a pastor's wife, I'm ashamed to say I don't pray often enough. If I tell someone I will pray for them, I will pray right then, so I don't forget later on. Isn't it sad that the most intimate of things you can have with the Savior is what gets neglected the most?

Melissa said...

Emily, how did you get that as your background? And how did you do it without the ad on top?

Gloria said...

I too struggle with focused prayer, and most of my conversation with the Lord is with thoughts here and there. I tried to do a prayer journal to help me focus, but I found that day after day I was saying the same thing and I annoyed then I reverted to just a regular journal entry - like I was writing God a letter, but that felt like I wasn't giving Him the glory he deserved just jotting down thoughts about me and my life and my desires and my needs - I think you get the point.