Praying around the world

Prayer is so essential to the life of the believer. Praying to God connects us with Him. Having a great relationship with God must include time spent praying.
The importance of prayer is made abundantly clear in several verses in the bible, including
1 Timothy 2:1
Philippians 4:6
And one of my favorite verses:
James 5:16

I find praying
for others to be one of the most rewarding experiences. It’s not always easy to do, but technology has once again come to the rescue. When I am in need of prayer or looking to pray for others I open up my Instapray app.
Through this app I have seen so much growth in my prayer life. I am able to pray for the needs of people all over the world and have others pray for me! I am able to see testimonies of God’s work in the lives of others as well as my own. It is easy and fun to post prayers and keep track of others’ posts. If you have an android or iphone I highly recommend downloading this app and following the Instapray twitter account.

More than just a recommendation for an app, this post is meant to encourage you to be prayerful and pray for others and allow yourselves to be open to letting others pray for you.

I’m praying for all of you, my readers! Thank you and God Bless you all!

Something you can do for yourself today

Turn off your phone and have some quiet time with God!

I’m not talking about just sitting there and waiting to hear Him…I mean, seek Him! Quiet your heart by being humble and allow Him to speak to you through his word! Get your bible, grab a pen and spend a few minutes to an hour with God.
Put your phone away.

I guarantee you will not regret the time you’ve spent with Him today!

The Topic of Relationships

I don’t want to get married

I don’t care

I can do this by myself

I’m DONE

Just a few of the things I have thought or said lately. When I finally sat myself down and thought things through I figured out I was just upset with what I was seeing. Let me explain.
While relationships have been a topic I have addresses multiple times in my blog and twitter posts, it’s probably no mystery to my readers that I’ve never been in a relationship myself. Through the years I’ve come to understand and appreciate why God allowed that. I do want to get married one day and will wait on Him. I just don’t need to be reminded of it every time I’m on the internet.

I’m not bitter. In fact I’m glad The Lord kept me from being with certain people. He was protecting my purity and reputation, and for that I am very thankful.
Lately, however, I have really started to have a problem with the over use and abuse of the topic of relationships in Christian blogs and tweets.
Many young Christian bloggers and twitter users advocate waiting, courtship, and pursuing the things of God first and foremost above desiring a relationship. These are all things I believe in.
That said, it has started to really concern me that almost every tweet I read as I scroll through my feed is about relationships…
tips
tricks
look for “this and that” in a guy or girl
ladies, a Godly man will…
gentlemen, a Godly woman is…

What are readers left to do then but think about relationships.
I’m not saying that it’s wrong to address relationships and the proper ways to go about them or wait on God’s timing. It just needs to slow down. Why not blog or tweet more on other areas of life, namely, spending time with God in prayer and reading the bible?

I know I probably sound like a bitter, single woman who is tired of seeing relationships being mentioned all over her tweeter feed. I promise, I’m not.
I just think the whole Christian life should be emphasized in blogs and tweets. Talk about it all!
People are always going to want to read relationship stuff and writers will get views and retweets that way, but what people need to hear is so much more than that.

Summer 2014 “Christian Jams” Playlist

Here are the songs I have listened to all summer. They have helped remind me of God’s grace and kindness toward me. Some have even caused me to break out in dance! If you have a spotify account, I suggest looking up these tunes.

Hallelujah- Lecrae

I’m Turnt- Lecrae

Get Low- Lecrae

Heart Problem- Trip Lee

Making Me More (feat. Mel Washington)- Derek Minor

Read the Word, Live it Too- Rick Derringer

Hands High- Lecrae

No More (Feat. Tedashi)-116 Clique

Glory Awaits- Sovereign Grace Music