I had a really rough week. Year end in the accounting business can be really stressful and when you are just learning about the industry you work in, it is 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!
“When you pursue God with all your heart, soul, and body, He will turn to meet you and you will come out of it ruined for the world.” ~Tommy Tenney
Jesus, capture my heart. Help me to seek Your face and Your will above all else. Teach me in such a way that day after day the only thing I see in the mirror is You. Help me to love like You do, to see people the way You do because when that happens I know that more and more You have captured my heart and I have captured Yours. Thank you Lord for the ability to study and to know You more and more. You said in Your Word that if I sought Your face You would show me You. Drawing closer to You is the most important thing that I can do. Because when I am captured by You then everything else will work out the way that You desire it to work out in my life. To be captured by You is the ultimate goal. To capture You is what life is all about and the desire of my heart. I will praise Your name for ever. Amen.
Romans 8:2626 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?