i pray because

C.S. Lewis

i ran across this C. S. Lewis quote on pinterest the other day and it has stuck with me.  his words are so true  . . .

how many times have i prayed, knowing what i thought i needed, knowing what i thought was going to make a certain situation just right. how often have i prayed wanting to change God’s mind.  oh the energy i’ve wasted. . . prayer does not change God – it truly changes me. 

just like i need to eat, i need to sleep – i need to pray.  i need the constant communication with my Abba Father, my Creator, my Savior.   i need Him every moment.

sometimes – simple short prayers, just like talking to my sweet man, or a friend, or a child.
sometimes, a deeper, more involved, pouring out of my heart and my soul.
sometimes – just being still and waiting and listening.

i pray because i am helpless.  i pray because i can not do a single bit of life on my own.  i’ve tried and i’ve failed.
knowing this weakness, gives me my greatest strength.   my dependence on Him is not a self-pity or a self-preoccupation or giving up.  in fact, it’s just the opposite.  it’s seeing an emptiness being filled.

 i need God every moment of every day! 

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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