I can’t possibly tell you how much I need this book right now. Just as Stormie has hinted at in this initial chapter, ask me to pray for you, and I will. But I can honestly say that I can’t remember when I have prayed for myself or my own needs. I can’t remember the last time I spent my own private personal time with my Savior. In my world today as a wife, mother, church member, supervisor, employee, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece…. Notice, I haven’t mentioned me.
Like Stormie’s testimony, I have never stopped walking with God. I go to church, I participate in Sunday school (as of late), but my walk with God is not intimate. I can’t find time in my day to spend time with God. I had a system down years ago…. How I got out of the habit, I have no clue. Busyness, I presume. I will confess that I am depleted some days. Tired all the time. I spend all day pleasing people…my employees, families that come to my place of employment, trying to create more business for my business, …. Just today, I was planning on taking 30 minutes at work just to close my door and take out my Bible and see where the Lord might take me, but when the time came…. Something else came up that I HAD to do. Get done working, then I get the kids at school….if you have ever met my daughter, you would know that she needs convincing from the time she gets home to the time that she goes to bed that she does NOT need Mom to entertain her for those 6 hours. Incessant talking. Wishing I had just 5 minutes to myself…oh, yeah, and the dog manages to get the door open when I am trying to hide in the bathroom. A one year old mixed breed that needs entertained or she chews up anything she gets her mouth on. Do you think I can find time with God at home? Does this sound familiar to you at all? What’s your story?
My story may not be yours, but we may have one truth in common that Ms. Omartian brings forth. Do you know how to pray for yourself? Do you know exactly what you need from your Heavenly Father? I don’t. Oh, it’s not that I don’t know what I need, it’s that my head gets so boggled while trying to pray, that I usually give up. Satan knows how to play me like a harp. But sisters in Christ, I don’t want to just live day to day. I just don’t want to arrive in heaven some day with a bare minimum relationship with the man who gave up everything for me. Ladies, I don’t know about you, but I know I need to tap into God’s power to help overthrow Satan’s grip on my life. There is nothing more pleasing to Satan than to mess around with our lives and our relationship with God. We need to be sure that we know how to tap into God’s power over Satan. That power, my friends, is in our prayers.
Starting next Friday, we’ll discuss chapter one, “Lord, Draw Me into a Closer Walk with You”. I can’t wait!