Seasons and obedience

Earlier this week, the Holy Spirit spoke something into my heart. I’ve been praying about it, and I’m fairly confident in what I heard and that it was spoken to me for a reason.

Writing has been difficult lately. Lots of starts and stops, even in my personal journaling. I’m rarely finishing something I start because I run out of time, motivation, or desire. It’s been weird. But one thing that hasn’t slowed, but has continued to grow with boldness, is my prayer life. I’ve always been a hungry and present prayer, and I’m so grateful for how God uses me to intercede for others.

Because of that, we’re going to enter a season of devotional and liturgical prayer for every day kinda days. Devotional prayer is meant to be a bit less formal and will be more personal. Liturgical prayer is meant to be more formal and is done in unity with other believers. I’m just learning about liturgical praying and it comes with a power not to compete with personal devotional prayers and worship, but to work in communion with them.prayer-for-beginners-g13leaiz

Y’all, I don’t know what this is going to look like really. I just know that it’s been laid upon my heart and it keeps poking and poking. When that happens, we have a choice to ignore or obey. I want a heart that yearns to walk in obedience to His call for me. If this is what it is for this season, then I’m going to welcome it.

Glennon Doyle said, “If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you’re good enough. Just do it.”

I might make a hot mess of it. I’m sure there are going to be flaws and mistakes and I’ll probably mix up a devotional prayer and a liturgical prayer and someone will be like… “this chick don’t know what she’s doing…” and I’ll be like, “yep.” And I’ll keep on doing it. Right? That’s what obedience looks like sometimes; messy, weird, and awkward. But obedience also looks like love toward my Creator, chasing after righteousness, vulnerability, trust, and transparency.

So, here we are today. In this new season. And I’m so glad you’re here with me.

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