I had a really rough week. Year end in the accounting business can be really stressful and when you are just learning part of the industry you work it even more so. I don’t know about you but sometimes I fear if I don’t learn something quick enough or make too many mistakes I might lose my job. As I was reading and studying this morning my prayers turned to this.
Lord, You are my light — my salvation. You are my defender so there is noone or nothing I should fear. Though storms and enemies rage all about me – my hope is ALWAYS in You! I am confident in Your strength and Your faithfulness. Help me in spite of everything to seek Your face so that I may live in Your house forever. My desire is to see Your face – to have five minutes at Your feet. To see the beauty that is You! You shelter me, You conceal me from the enemy, You defend me at all times because I am Your child. I will sing Your praises because You are my God! I will tell joyfully of Your faithfulness because You are my Lord!
Romans 8:26 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
Sometimes when I pray, my mind gets lost or is not in focus and I have no idea why I am on my knees. I remember to thank God for all His blessings and to pray for the ‘normal’ things I do each day. But sometimes I have the overwhelming feeling of ‘is God really listening’ to me. Or I wonder if I am praying selfishly – should I be praying for something else.
That’s when I try to stop and listen to the Spirit inside me. He knows what I need long before it comes to my mind. He will intercede for me when I am too drained to think of anything myself. And as He prays with me and through me, I am refreshed and comforted by His Spirit.
We all need refreshment…some days more than others. God will refresh us if only we will stop and allow Him too.
My prayer is that I allow the Spirit to pray through me…that my prayer life grows and grows…that people around me can see I have been in the presence of God. How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.