If you happened over here because of the Proverbs 31 devo today,
a warm welcome to you!
I am the fashion and beauty go-to girl on the P31 team
and I hope you'll let me be your fashion go-to girl, too.
Each week this fall I am writing a post called
What to Wear Wednesday
It's about what's in, what's hot, what's not and how to dress to honor God at the same time...
with style, of course!
However, since today is Tuesday, let's talk about this thing we call prayer.
Do you have a few friends who consistently pray for your specific needs...and you for them?
As you read in my devotional, I count heavily on the women who commit to praying for me. I'm not ashamed to tell them my struggles, my needs, my desires.
I think it's a rare thing when we can be open with friends and I consider myself blessed to be able to do so.
What about you? Be super honest with yourself about this. Are you open to sharing your inmost feelings or are you afraid to open up to others? Maybe you're afraid you won't find the time to pray for them, or you might forget to.
I had some of those challenges in the beginning. I wondered why I'd want to spill my junk, and honestly, why bother God with things He already knows?
When I lived in Miami, Florida I heard this pastor say something so profound. He said this,
Prayer is not to convince God, it is to cooperate with God.
Even Jesus prayed.
Luke 3:21 (NIV) And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven:
"You are my son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
Just as God was pleased with His son, how pleased will He be when He finds you, too, on your knees.
I'd like to challenge you to something today so I'm going to give away a copy of my workbook
"If Clothes Could Talk"
to three gals.
Here's what I want you to do:
1. Ask 1-2 friends to commit to praying for you.
2. Tell them you will pray for them to.
3. Give each other 2-3 things that you each need prayer for.
4. Commit to praying for these specific things for 30 days.
5. At the end of 30 days, set up a time for coffee and go over your lists and see how God has answered each of you.
I think you'll be surprised.
If you take this challenge, just let me know here and I'll enter you in the drawing.
I hope you'll check back tomorrow for What To Wear Wednesday AND for the announcement of the three winners!
Inspiring girls and women to embrace their self worth by connecting fashion and faith