Tuesday, August 17, 2010

desired default setting: prayer

Today I was thinking about prayer - how can i be using my idle time and use it more efficiently...like in the shower.  Hello, five minutes I have to myself (well, most of the time without little people in and out of the bathroom).  Instead of mindlessly standing there, how can I more effectively use that time to protect others in prayer and honor my Savior. 

Interestingly enough, I popped on over to www.scripturedig.com this evening.  Today's topic?  Praying for your spouse.  How it needs to be a daily and pro-active prayer, not a reactive prayer.  And not that I don't lift Chris up, but how it needs to be the same as breathing.  I want it to become so natural to converse with God that it is my default setting.  If I am not saying something aloud, then it should be with God.  So true - really, not even just with our husbands, but life in general.  How many of our prayers could've been reversed to thankfulness instead of desperation?  Just a thought.

I felt like this verse was good to ponder upon for the day, because it has given me much to chew on...

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NASB


The Wyler Family said...

i love this. someone once told me that they think of prayer as an ongoing conversation with the Lord throughout each day. i love that open and familiar line of communication. when prayer is a natural reflex like that, the divine guidance and inspiration seems to flow very naturally as well. it's a beautiful thing!

Teri Lynne Underwood said...

We are so glad Scripture Dig has been an encouragement to you! Prayers for our spouses are so important and learning how to make that a priority is a pursuit worth making. Praying for you!

~ Teri Lynne

Flamingo Mama said...

you get to be in the shower alone? wow. jealous:)