September was our month of praying for families. After the 30 days, we came together, in celebration and wanting to strategise the way forward.
Testimonies of being energised in prayer and being intentional were shared on our Whatsapp group. So where do we go from here, was the question.
How does a working mother, wife, sister, friend and community builder live a vibrant prayer life in this busy 21st century?
We were encouraged to pursue God and fall in love with Him. Like lovers, our desire for Him will encourage us to want to spend time with Him.
“It’s a heart thing.❤️”
“Like an apple tree among the wild trees, so is my lover among the young men. In his shade I take pleasure in sitting, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.” Song of Songs 2:3 CEB
“Who am I?” 👩🏽
We were reminded about our identity in God. A child should never be reminded to talk to her parents, it is hoped. And so it is with us as children and daughters of God.
Those who know their God shall be mighty in the land and do exploits (Daniel 11:32)
Our identity in God centers us. The father -son/ daughter relationship will help us talk to Him at ease. Daniel lived in a treacherous and tricky time, His relationship and confident trust in God saw him through it all. We can do the same as intentional parents.
Have confidence in God, His abilities and faithfulness.
“It is love, then, that you should strive for. Set your hearts on spiritual gifts, especially the gift of proclaiming God’s message.”
1 Corinthians 14:1 GNB
⁃ The love of God propels us to be people who enjoy spending time in His presence. Prayer isn’t a religion but relationship. We encouraged one another to build a lifestyle of prayer, talk to God anywhere and everywhere, all the time. Do not be legalistic. We live busy lifestyles, talk to God whilst at work, driving etc. Spend time in the word. It’s not about the length but a yielded heart.
“Fulfill Gods purpose” 👨👩👧👦
We were encouraged that being a parent is Gods greatest calling upon our lives. That’s our purpose. We were persuaded to build a legacy of prayer for the generation that is coming after us. You and I can leave such a legacy that nothing can touch it. We are here to see our grand/ children thrive because we prayed.
We were challenged to lead a victorious life of prayer through the analogy of a heavy weight champion. It was indicated that a heavy weight champion has to feed on the right diet (Word of God), have a coach/ trainer to guide and lead (Holy Spirit). Heavy weight champions have to take care of their bodies in order to function well. They need to sleep enough hours for rest and repair, exercise, train and train some more to build the necessary muscle. Above all, they have to stay committed to the goal to see the results and reward.
Here is to training, building those muscles and lifting heavy weights 🏋🏽♂️🏋🏾♀️
God richly bless you all