Yesterday when I wrote in my journal, I wrote 2 pages full of prayer to God. I haven’t done that in a long time. My journal entries have been sparse and brief. I’ve felt hindered somehow, like pushing a wagon full of bricks on soft, wet ground. My words felt heavy and useless and my prayers stunted and dragging. So, I wrote about it in my journal, telling God all of my frustrations.
This morning, I was looking for a useable notebook in a large stack of notebooks in the schoolroom. I found one with only a few pages used. I tore them out and read them. They were notes I had taken from a radio message given by John MacArthur on prayer, some time ago. How funny God is sometimes. The notes were laid out in 12 excellent statements, and I will address one each day we do a chapter reading in John.
The first statement is a quote by Charlotte Elliot:
"Christian seek not yet repose, watch and pray"
So, I looked up Charlotte Elliot. Check out the article in this link: Just As You Are
- Read… John 3 – KJV or John 3 – Phillips NT
- Write… a little in your prayer journal
- Pray… for some people on your prayer list