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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Once upon a time, we prayed about everything and trusted God for direction.
Then someone said God gave us brains for a purpose, we should stop bothering Him with the little details of our lives.
So we began to pray only about the serious issues – finding a life partner, bearing children, getting employed, starting a business.
We relied on our intellects, our training, our experience, advice from loved ones and mentors, and on google for those other decisions.
Now we’re just like everyone else – nothing excellent, unique, profound, impactful, convincing or transformational about us. Is this really how we were meant to be?
Wonder about how He takes time to number the hair on our heads – strand 1, 2…10008…. strand 511102
Wonder also about how He collects our tears in His bottle
Wonder again at how He has a plan for each and every one of His creation, leading up to a good end. Seriously, how easy is it to write a five year plan for your own life?
I wonder. Are these not indications that He’s concerned about every aspect of our lives, even those we consider insignificant?
Well, here’s a truth I’ve discovered – in turning to Him for only the big deals, we miss out on the practice sessions and find that we’re no longer skilled at accessing His truth when it’s crucial. Then anxiety, uncertainty and fear set in with often undesirable consequences.
Isn’t it time to go back to the ancient paths and begin again to seek His will in all we do, and let Him show us the path to take?

Comments: 7

  • Akanimo
    Reply July 26, 2015 11:10 pm

    Yes o! Very profound. This is my understanding of ‘pray without ceasing’ – not pray for 4 hours, but pray about all the little things even if for a short while. Guess if we practice for the little, asking for the big……..won’t be a big deal. Real nice!

    • anietiebature
      Reply July 27, 2015 7:00 pm

      Cuz, thanks. This is so true. Like living with the reality that He is always with us and hears us when we call. So just tell Him as the issues come up. Profound!

  • hrh7
    Reply July 27, 2015 12:27 am
  • oguche
    Reply July 27, 2015 4:58 am

    Word

  • souluble
    Reply July 28, 2015 3:10 am

    🙂 Constant communication…the one true requirement for any great relationship. How we’ve drifted from and still expect a full God-experience is baffling. Thank you for sharing this. May our lives be filled with simple daily prayers.

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