The Mary Challenge Daily #6: Pray Pray and Pray Some More

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OK…..I know I know, I’m a day late and a dollar short. But that’s OK because this challenge is only a small part of a larger life mission. I don’t know about you, but this challenge has really made me realize how agenda focused we can be. We all have our agendas and schedules in place whether it be written or not, that we are set on. These agendas, if not started with Christ in mind can eliminate the space where we connect with Him.

I’ll be the first to admit that it can really be a struggle to let go of my own agenda to see the bigger picture. That at the end of the day, all of my busyness means nothing if I have not connected with the Father to pick up His agenda. And what’s the point of it all, really, if we are detached from the Vine and none of it brings Him glory? And why can’t we think of this when we are running around like we’re being chased by criminals to get things done all day? Many of these things having zero spiritual value.

So this is my conclusion in this area:

  • we may be lacking in wisdom
  • we may be lacking in discernment
  • we may be lacking Humility
  • we may be lacking true relationship orΒ quality time with the Father

In light of this, we’re going to keep it simple for this challenge. The Mary Challenge Daily #6: Pray Pray and Pray Some More! The only way we are going to make headway in breezing past busyness, is to be intention in our time with the Father and PRAY, A LOT! I know we have spent time sitting quietly with Jesus in this challenge and we should definitely continue that practice. However, Prayer (coupled with bible study) is the only thing that will keep our hearts connected to the Christ agenda. God is so very faithful to give us what we need in all these areas of lack.

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” James 1:5

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 NIV.

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:11-12 NIV

Let’s get honest, specific, humble and receptive in our prayer time this week. Let your request be made know and your faith be multiplied. And don’t forget to journal, journal, journal! Chart your observations, struggles, breakthrough, convictions, revelations, and growth. BE INTENTIONAL!!!!

-J.E. Berry

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