Jan 8, 2008

The devil .. he DON'T like prayers

This week my family has entered into a week of prayer. We pray all year long, but this week is focused prayer to begin the new year. Constant prayer. Together, individually, in the morning, at night and yes, even with Austin and DeClan. I have been told that when you really want to get serious with God and spend time with him, everything in the world will begin to happen and distract you. IT IS TRUE. Sunday night while having family prayer, Ethan got the giggles, Austin threw a pillow at DeClan and DeClan threw the pillow right back at him and started a quiet but noticeable pillow fight. Oh my! This began me and D's lesson in respect, patience and diligence. We scolded them and started again and finished without a peep from the oldest two. Notice, I said ... the oldest two. How very interesting because we do not have these issues throughout the year, perhaps because we pray in the morning with boys and at night before they go to bed, but it is the family times that get us into these "situations". We are trying to demonstrate a lifestyle or prayer for the boys and show them that we can't make it without God. We must depend on Him and Him alone. So, when the devil sends his "distractions", you must take your eyes off of "whatever"that may be and keep your eyes on Jesus during your prayertime and for your life!
Philippians 3:14 - - I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Please tell me we are not the only ones this happens to.

1 comment:

Rosheeda said...

It happens everytime. But my fave is when you're praying in a real specific way for someone, and then immediately following,they do something that just makes you wanna strangle them. It's always a fun time, trying to pray in a focused way. :)