Christian living

Preparing for adventure

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.

-Psalm 119:18

We underestimate the power made available to us when we spend time with God. Have you ever thought to yourself how powerful our God actually is? Sometimes he really makes me laugh out loud. Like the times when I’m struggling with my husband and nothing I say gets through to him. I like to pray in the midst of a conversation, I used to get really mad and just yell back, or fight back with my words. However that gets us nowhere. Instead, when I’m upset about something i go straight to the Lord, it might be while driving, or cooking, or even doing nothing at all. The other day I couldn’t get anything across to my husband, and when I get mad I just stop talking, I mean like crickets there’s nothing coming out of my mouth now that you made me mad. However, I’m learning that if I pray about whatever it is, my husband and I are able to revisit the conversation and actually talk about it. God has been making me laugh with this very same thing. I prayed the other day about what my husband was doing that made me so upset, and not even 10 minutes later he walks into the kitchen and says the very thing I just prayed about! I know things don’t always happen fast when we pray, but man did God make me laugh when my husband came in and said just that of my prayers.

It’s time to stop feeling guilty and I’ll-equipped and start embracing the incredible privilege of meeting with Jesus every day. Most days before I start my time with the Lord, I pray a very simple prayer, that puts my heart into the right place with God.

God, I want to see you. God, I want to hear you. God, I want to know you. So that I can follow hard after you.

This prayer is not a magic formula, just four short sentences that perfectly express my desire to experience God throughout my day.

I want to see him working in me, around me, and through me. 

I want to hear his voice so clearly that I won’t doubt when he ask for my obedience.

I want to know him- not just facts about him- but really know him personally and intimately.

I want to follow hard after him, to be the woman he wants me to be in every circumstance of my day.

I don’t want to just read and pray to check it off my to-do list. In Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law” A request God delights in answering.