Last week's sermon was about prayer, which really spoke to me since I have been struggling a lot to bring my prayer life up to the forefront of my priorities ever since I returned from Ecuador. My pastor said something that really stuck with me:
"Prayer is simply an act of faith in God's ability over mine."I have struggled with prayer because I always felt like God didn't really care about my problems, I felt silly "talking to myself" and I didn't know how to pray. But, my pastor made a suggestion that really stuck with me. He suggested a prayer journal so I can write down my prayers and go back later to see how God has worked in my life to answer those prayers.
So, I've started a prayer journal, folks. I've started a prayer journal a few times and never kept up with it like I should, but I'm determined to be extremely intentional in my relationship with God, so I think that will help me keep it moving.
I have also started the 40 Days in Exodus Devotional which was written by a few people in my church and has proven to be pretty good so far. I'm excited to see what I can take away from it over the next few weeks. Between work, church, children duties, working out, blogging and keeping up with these studies, I should be quite busy!