I met with friends to pray. While it might sound like a religious boring experience, it was a party of sorts. It’s too easy to think of prayer as a last resort or a cry for help. There’s more to it.
Prayer is a gift of grace, a personal encounter with the reality of God’s dynamic presence and power, an experience of heaven.
When the mind and heart is fully engaged, prayer is more than a lifeline; it’s stepping into the full Reality of Life. And, I’m always surprised by what is revealed and released. I’m reminded that with God, life can never be put in a box.
Isaiah 55:8 explains with God’s word:
At the end of the day, I want God’s intentions for my life. So, one of the most difficult, yet, powerful components of the prayer experience is to give up personal intentions, replacing it all with anticipation for God’s greater intentions.
So, when I surrendered my intentions during prayer, I saw life differently: What’s hard for me is easy for God. Done. I give up the hard, trusting God’s intentions on earth as it is in heaven.
Pray. Receive God’s intentions. Experience heaven.
We went to a fun little coffee shop in Brookings called the Downtown Coffee Lounge.
Perspective, A Simple Thank You, Live New, With God, A New Season, Follow . . . a radical way of living; Here’s to endings and beginnings, Today Is One Of Those Days, A Story of Firsts and Love, Enough . . . Helping Others To Have Enough, Before and After, Why, Words, Defining, Challenging, Life-Changing Words, There’s More To the Story.
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)