On Saturday I attended a small ladies retreat at Fellowship Baptist Church. The theme of the day was Lord, teach me to pray. The speaker was Julie Andrews (no, not THAT Julie Andrews) and I think she did a great job of pointing to the very specific scriptures that teach us how to pray and how NOT to pray.
I learned alot but do you know what I came away with that stuck? Well, I’ll tell you in a second. I do know that lately I have not been praying nearly enough to survive…almost literally. I’ve known for awhile that my prayer life is lacking and I know that this is a huge reason (if not the only reason) that I can’t seem to get closer to the Lord. So, I am committing myself (again) to become the prayer person I want to be (agian). I try and fail often but with my new found Biblical knowledge of prayer, I will give it another go. It’s worth it. It’s SO worth it.
Anyway, the thing that really stuck with me was that I do not pray for my husband. That’s dumb. I need to pray for him. Especially since I want him to the head of our family. Especially since I want him to be our spiritual leader here at Jenn Rambles On. I do too much rambling and not enough praying. That goes for the blog, that goes for my family, and that especially goes for my marriage.
So, not only did I have a great day of fellowship with like-minded believer ladies but God also allowed me to make some realizations. This is good.
And, I also won a book which I am looking forward to starting called Pierced by the Word by John Piper. Winning is fun. Winning what I’m pretty sure is a quality book is even more fun 🙂