It’s Day 5!
I had to add a little humor to this post. Although I’m very excited to continue this challenge, it is also very tiring and draining. I’m still in the beginning stages but yet time is flying I tell you.
This will be another short, sweet and to the point segment.
I want to cover a delicate topic. How good is your prayer life? I mean, the type of prayer you are consistent with. Most people struggle with this throughout their life. The reason I know this is because I too struggle. There was a point in time where I did have a steady moment with God. I was much younger with a lot more faith. After life hit me a few times, I can admit, my faith dwindled a bit. Discouragement was my drug.
So, if I was addicted to being discouraged, do you think I really wanted to pray? I mean, those were some of the hardest times.
I’m sure many people struggle with praying during their hardest moments in life. We ARE human you know.
The reason I’m covering this though is because I still feel like this is a tender spot for me. It feels good to accomplish even a few days of fasting, but I think I will feel even better once my CONSISTENT prayer life kicks in.
As I’ve talked about fasting and how the focus should not be on food, I saw a post on Instagram that was on point. It was right in line with my thoughts on having a proper mindset when moving forward. Read it here 👇🏽
With consistent praying and a clear mind, you become healthier with your relationship with God mentally and spiritually.
Let’s define prayer really quick with two definitions before I conclude.
noun: prayer; plural noun: prayers
a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.
“I’ll say a prayer for him”
synonyms: invocation, intercession, devotion; archaicorison
“the priest’s murmured prayers”
a religious service, especially a regular one, at which people gather in order to pray together.
“500 people were detained as they attended Friday prayers”
an earnest hope or wish.
“it is our prayer that the current progress on human rights will be sustained”
1 : entreat, implore —often used as a function word in introducing a question, request, or plea pray be careful
2 : to get or bring by praying
1 : to make a request in a humble manner
2 : to address God or a god with adoration, confession, supplication, or thanksgiving
Prayer isn’t something you just do on your own time and when you’re going through. You should pray as often as you can. There is too much to not be thankful for that it’s literally a reason a million reasons to pray. Maybe I over exaggerated that number but you get the gist of it. Welp, I have another goal alongside this challenge I need to complete. I ACCEPT ANOTHER CHALLENGE
I hope you’ve been encouraged! Be blessed, stay peaceful and know the battle is not yours, it’s the Lord’s. You’ve got this! Day 5, you’ve been good to me.