1. Praying out loud can help with a wandering mind.
2. Tell yourself you’re talking to God, instead of “praying.” My kids (& mine), prayers seem to have WAY more thought behind them cuz I guess switching my phrasing, switches our brain?
3. Picture Him standing right.in front.of you.
4. He is not a butler, we are not making a food order & leaving, it’s a conversation.
5. BE HONEST! Vent. Tell Him e v e r y t h i n g; when things don’t make sense, what & why things are hard,
For 3 ENTIRE DAYS & 3 entire nights – nonstop – he was in the MOST BITTER pain. Torment.
No breaks. No let-ups. Just paralyzing anguish that kept him crying to God. Completely consuming that whole time. But then… after the longest passing time of immobilizing struggle,
he found peace to his soul. And so sometimes we feel like things are THE MOST consuming & THE WORST anguish–
and we agonize over the passing time with no breaks or let ups–
and we have to make the decision
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I cried today because I didn’t feel pretty. I tried to take a picture with Ben to post on Instagram and it ended with me crying in our room with a mental list of things I wish were different about me. [If you don't feel like reading, scroll to the bottom & hit play on my Youtube version of this] I overall don’t feel this way about myself, but it does come in waves randomly. It’s the all too familiar dance we all do with the adversary that we’re so used to doing we don’t even
God doesn’t always tell us what is right. Annoying, right? How difficult it is sometimes to move forward with decision making because of this. Especially when you want so badly just to follow His will for you, but you aren’t exactly sure what His will is. Although we can receive from God all the time very specific answers that are very clear, there are also times when we just can’t figure it out. How can we discern between our thoughts from the spirit? We are told that all go
I’ve been MIA on social lately, and it’s because this trial given to me has been so difficult and unfortunately it's been kickin' my butt and I don’t see it ending quite yet. It’s the kind of trial that lasts longer than you think it should have. I’d like to say I’m as strong as I was when it first presented itself, but I’m not. It’s the type of trial where your strength is warn very thin and you feel like you’ve been positive about it for too long that you can’t help but let