40 Days Later

as i sit here and reflect on the last forty days and how the Lord worked in my life as i “gave up” the spirit of poverty for Lent, i am thankful for the knowledge He is always faithful to show Himself when we truly seek! it doesn’t take a genius to know He would show me the areas i was rich in and how counting and recounting those riches/blessings does wonders for how i approach each day. but what i didn’t expect was lessons in obedience, the attitude with which money is spent and the confirmation of how He is always working on us and is faithful to use what He is working on for our betterment!

two very significant events happened within the last 40 days, along side a host of others. i wish i could sit here and tell you of each event but that would take too long. so i’ll just leave you with this statement i sent via text to a friend as He took care of His child; “i obediently listened to His voice and He took care of me with an option that wasn’t even an option! He showed up and showed off!” 

isn’t that just like Him?!

My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God. Proverbs‬ ‭2:1-5
Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.” John‬ ‭8:47‬

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Prayer 201

a “trick” I’ve found very helpful while praying is the use of a very simple acronym. I do not use this every time but it is most definitely a very useful tool to have in your toolbox, if digging deeper into your prayer life is a goal of yours.

A – Adoration: tell Him why you worship Him
C – Confession: humbly ask Him for forgiveness
T – Thankfulness: tell Him what you’re grateful for
S – Supplication: earnestly ask for your requests, always leaving room for Him to work!

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭6‬ NKJV)

see also:
Prayer 101
Prayer 102
Prayer 301