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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Prayer is a muscle.

 You know, I really like to work out. I love to build up my muscles. I like looking fit. I want my muscles to be defined. It takes time to get the body in that kind of shape. You have to be disciplined with what you eat and the amount of cardio time you get in. Its not easy work, but I make sure that I get into the weight room at least 4 hours a week. I run at least 2 days a week. I record what I eat and go to weight watchers meetings. I add protein to my diet to help build muscles. Sometimes it even hurts a little. Sometimes I just don't feel like going to the gym.

So this weekend we are hosting a home for Jr. High girls for Disciple Now. One of the things that the girls have talked about is how important prayer is in your life. Jennifer G is leading the bible studies and one her examples of this is awesome. She told the girls that prayer is a muscle. Basically if you don't use it, it will be very weak. If you don't pray on a daily basis you are not going to be very strong. If you really love Jesus and want to follow what God has planned out for you, you need to talk to God. Talk to him about everything. Does he know what you are going through already? Sure he does. Does he know if you are having a bad hair day? Sure he does. Do you think he know about that fight you had with your friend today? Sure. Do you think he knows you were rude to your parents? Yep! He already know about everything you are going through, but he really wants you to talk to him about it. Do you not know how to pray? Some people think they don't. If you have heard the man at church that wears the suite and tie and passes the offering plate pray with all of the big words and thought to your self, I cant pray like that, don't worry about it. I cant pray like that myself. You don't have to pray like that. Think of God as your Father or your best friend. Just talk to God as you would your best friend. It doesn't always have to be on your knees and with closed eyes. Just wake up and tell God whats up...This is where the muscle part comes into play. When you first start, you may get a little sore but if you just keep pumping it up you will get stronger over time. Then it becomes the part of the day you look forward to the most. You will be more defined and you will want to show everyone what it looks like.
Some verses to look at are ...
Good place to start...Luke 11:1 "Lord, teach us to pray."
1Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray at all times."
Luke 18:1b "Pray and never give up."

Here are my estate sales finds from last weekend...
this chest was only $10!!

 When I was at the check out, the lade that was taking money said "Oh, I guess I missed those. I wish I would have seen them first." $3
I love this bag. My girls are fighting me for it..$2

 This had made pillow was only $ 4.
Old quilts are my fav. This was only $7.

The chest will need a little TLC but all the rest of the stuff already has a place at home...

1 comment:

  1. Wowwww, what GREAT items!!!! I wish I could find steals like that! I love the look of your new blog-I'm now a follower. Hope all is well for you all.