Hi world! Instead of making a FB post or tweeting 50 million things thought I'd share my heart on here today. Stay with me because I have so much on my mind. Lately I find myself just spending hours on end in total silence during my quiet time. Sometimes I'll start off with a couple worship songs or a sermon but at times I'm just at a loss for words.
Have you ever had so much on your heart and mind that you just lay there crying out to God? Have you ever been so full that words don't even form? *raises hand* I'm learning to just be quiet at times. We live in a generation where we take everything straight to the Internet, people around us and our Father in heaven is sitting here like hey girl I'm right here. I often wonder how badly we break our fathers heart by letting this world consume us to the point where we don't even give him our concerns. We let these earthly issues bother us, cause physical and mental breakdowns! We let life consume us.
This week I've been practicing quietness and really praying before speaking. I'm not a talkative person by nature but those who follow me know that I'm very much into politics, world affairs and social injustice. Social media has become my platform over the past couple years and I've met some incredible people along the way. I recently realized that social media has been a great launching tool for my blog and my book but it's also brought on some enemies. I found that when expressing my political views or any views there will be backlash. At first I let it get to me but now I almost expect it. There have been times I posted thought provoking posts knowing the outcome then there were times I'd post a scripture and end up with 50 comments. I'm learning that not everyone supports you and also not everyone is out to get you!
A few weeks ago I started a war wall inspired by the movie War Room.
Whenever I start thinking about things that might anger me or upset me I'm learning to go to God. I'm learning to pray for others even if they hurt me. I even ask my family or social media friends weekly is there's ANYTHING specific you'd like me to pray for? I'm big on specifics! “And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.”
1 John 5:15 NLT
I think at times we pray too "small" and we often put Jesus in a box. I don't want just a little peace, I want COMPLETE peace in my life. I don't want just a little joy, I want a whole lot! Let's get our priorities straight, the father does not just specialize in small matters that concern you but EVERYTHING that concerns you. Nothing is silly or menial to him, if you need him to help you get motivated to clean your home ASK. If you need him to handle a situation on your job ASK. He cares about everything that concerns your life and he wants us to depend on him. I hope that this blessed you. -Cdj