Saturday, May 29, 2010

A confession from this girl's heart

I've always had a problem with applying Philippians 4:8 ("Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.") to my life. More specifically, praying rather than thinking about not so pure things. I had thought that it was boring to pray and read the Bible. Now, I knew that this was not right... a Christian shouldn't think that. So I went to God about it and here is the conversation that ensued:

God: You are embarrassed to go out uncovered (without clothes on), right?

Me: Of course!

God: Then think about prayer and your Bible as clothes for your spiritual life. It is embarrassing as a Christian to go out into the world with out the covering of prayer and the knowledge of what I say.

Me: *silence* It's not boring now, Lord!


Johanna said...

So true!

Stephanie Ann said...

This is very true. I have a journal especially for prayers and I include pictures and drawings. Filling up the pages and being able to note down when God has helped is really a beautiful thing. A similar journal may help you too. Praying shouldn't be cold or boring, make it creative and loving.

faithngracegirl said...

Thank you Stephanie. I have a journal and I love it! Perhaps I should write in it more...