My brain goes from one thing to the next and often takes “strange” tangents that make perfect sense to me, but cause those close to me to wonder how on earth my thought process got there. A lot of the time I am busy figuring out a problem, going over conversations I’ve had or wondering/worrying about someone or something.
Lately however God has been really encouraging me to forgo wondering and worrying and talking about issues and instead to take the time to “pray about everything”.
I’ve discovered that when He says, “pray about everything’ He actually means it. To pray about our finances, job situation, family concerns, our hopes and our dreams. To pray about the conversations we’re part of and any problems that people share, the needs and wants that we all have and the everyday things in our life. To pray for and about parking spots, the best places to shop, eat and visit, and yes to even pray about where to find toilet paper.
When I choose to be diligent about worrying less and praying about everything I notice that I get far more answers, see provision, change, acceleration and success on a regular and even daily basis. Some things I pray about get an answer instantly, others may take a little longer. But praying about everything takes all the load and onus off me and places it in God’s ability to move whatever He needs to get the promises of His Word through to me as quickly as possible.
Toilet paper, soap, food and those everyday essentials that seem to be taking up a lot more mental space and energy to locate at the moment seem to find us, rather than us stressing about finding them. Concerns and needs I have with our kids get answers. I’ve seen food multiply in the cupboard and arrive on our doorstep, money deposited in our account, new opportunities open up and peace fill my heart and mind as I pray.
Today don’t worry or talk around and around about an issue. Take the opportunity to pray; and not just for the big things, or to only utter the “God Help” prayers, but to really and sincerely pray and to make your requests to God about everything! Because as you do you’ll start to see that God is very present, interested and cares about the things that concern, worry and fill our hearts and minds too.
I highly recommend praying about everything. It works and will change the outcome and vibe of your whole day.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)
Prayer: Lord thank you that I can come to you with my concerns, requests and dreams and that you hear me. Please help me with …………………………………………today according to the promises in your Word. I trust you to answer me and I give over any heavy load or worry so that you can take care of it. Thank you. In Jesus name Amen.