I love praying out loud while in my car driving from one place to another. For some reason, in the “safety” of my car I feel the most vulnerable and yet powerful in the way I pray. For some odd reason, being in that piece of metal makes me feel safe enough to cry, scream, humble myself, and listen. I can’t begin to tell you how many revelations of Lord and state of my heart have occurred in my little old car.
For the first time in a long time, I was able to just pray in my car this morning. Sadly, my prayers haven’t been very productive or efficient lately and I’ve been finding myself praying for God to submit to ME. I of course never flat out came out and said this during my time of prayer, but the way I had been praying reflected nothing less than that. It grieves me to think of all the time I’ve spent speaking powerless words into blank space and getting angry with God for not answering me.
This morning, though… This morning was different. On my drive home from CrossFit, something happened as I started to thank God for who He is… really so that I could get to what I was needing from Him today, but I never actually got to asking Him anything. For the next 10 minutes or so of my drive home I cried and I laughed, and I spoke, and at times couldn’t speak because I was so overwhelmed… Not only was this time of prayer honoring to the Lord, it put HIM at the center of everything, it was worshipful, and it reminded me of who HE is. You see, when your gaze is on the Lord, there is nothing else in this world that you could ever want and when we lose sight of who God is we can never fully receive Him.
if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land 2 Chronicles 7:14
If you’re spending time in prayer and you don’t sense that anything is changing- mainly your heart- like I was, then I would challenge you to step back and take a look at the posture of your heart when you pray.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. James 4:3
Listen, I’m literally preaching to myself here-but if you needed to be reminded of this too-I pray that the desire of your heart when you enter into the Holy of Holies is nothing less than wanting to see God Himself. I pray that His glory would be revealed to you and that all of your devotions and affections would be poured out at His feet! Lastly, because we are changed by our every encounter with the Lord, I praise Him for what He will do in your heart.
You are Loved.
Kissing Fall goodbye in this outfit!
Outfit Details: Leggings (TJMAXX-$9) Loafer (H&M-$20) Parka (H&M-birthday present) Army Tee (Target $3) Chambray button down (Thrifted-$3) Rings (Khols and thrifted $3 per set) Watch (Target-last year’s Christmas gift) Glasses (ZenniOptical.com- $25) Necklace (Clothes Swap party)