Happy Friday, ya’ll!
It’s been an overwhelming last day or so for me, as my husband left for a two-week study abroad trip for his school. Last night was all about packing but also trying to spend time together before he left. I took him to the airport this morning and almost got in a car accident on the way home. Like, literally an inch away from another driver who was merging and not looking… So that’s been my morning! A little bit of a rollercoaster so far.
Finding My Song
Admittedly, this month actually hasn’t been as focused on my prayer life as I had hoped for. With my vacation & new job thrown in there, the whole month has felt pretty chaotic. And I always find that the busier life gets, the less time I tend to spend in meaningful prayer. That’s not to say a busy life is a valid excuse, ever. Most the time, the busier I am, the more I really need time with God and to cling to His word.
Although my walk has been way less-than-perfect lately, every time I take a second to pray or read a devotional or whatever it is – I feel God’s arms wide open, welcoming me in like I do no wrong. And that is the grace He provides that I can never truly explain, but am learning to accept more each day.
Anyway, the past few weeks as I’ve been thinking about prayer, one thing always comes to mind. Lately, I see prayer like my personal song to the Lord. Psalm 42:8 sums up this prayer/song dichotomy for me perfectly.
I view prayer like a song because of another verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, which says “pray without ceasing.” Although I could definitely work on praying without ceasing, I feel like my prayer life has a certain song-like rhythm to it.
Sometimes, the song is powerful and straight from the heart.
Other times, the song is quiet or has pauses.
Either way, I must keep singing to the Lord. My song is my lifeline to Him.
Ultimately, prayer is like the soundtrack to my life. Just like movies without soundtracks are really awkward, a life without a song of prayer is truly missing something.
My song will always ebb & flow. I get that. But it’s a song nonetheless.
I find that to keep my song going, I have to remember that God gave us prayer. The biggest thing He has taught me lately is that – no matter how busy I feel or truly am – He IS there. He is just waiting. He is available 24/7. His power knows no limits, and He hears every little prayer.
When I embrace this thought, my song looks a lot different. I go from praying in the morning & at night only to depending on Him throughout the day for hope, patience, peace, and strength.
Here’s to hoping we all find a beautiful rhythm and balance to our own song.
- for God to bless my endeavors in Mary Kay & to remove any fear I have about this new job
- strength to get through the next two weeks apart from my husband
- certain people to know the Lord
- to love others well, like Christ loves me
- for the Lord to ward off my anxious thoughts & turn worry into prayer before it becomes anxiety