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Time to Pray

        This is a tough one.  I have met and talked with so many women who search for this with all their heart and yet they seem in the vast majority to fall short.  Precious women in the Body of Christ are feeling great guilt over this problem.

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:17

My true belief is that if given huge blocks of time these same women would wear their knees out in deep intercession before the Father.  The answer:  Satan is the accuser of the brethren.  Christ did not come to condemn us but to redeem us from the curse of the law.  I don’t believe for one moment that our precious Father in Heaven looks down on us with scorn or displeasure when we are teaching our babies or loving our husbands or scrubbing the tub.  We have to remember that while those quiet, undistracted hours of prayer are the goal, it is those brief, honest “I Love You’s” that make our day.  Talk to Him when you can no matter what you may be doing.   1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.”   There is no way that we can stop everything every time the Spirit moves on us to communicate with the Father.  Search for those nuggets of time.  You may not find the chunk of gold, but those consistent nuggets make you just as rich.  I know that the Father’s heart is ever listening, waiting and desiring to talk with us.  And we don’t have to make an appointment with Him.  Remember, I’m not saying that discipline and devotion to times of prayer and Bible study are not important.  Just don’t let guilt and condemnation keep you from the moments you have.  Rejoice and enjoy every precious conversation you have and don’t let Satan cause you to worry.


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"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24

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One Response to "Time to Pray"

  1. Barbara Barnes says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. My husband has told me the same thing and you confimed he was right. God always seems to use you Angie to say just what i need to hear. Ever since my daughter and her 3 children ages, 1, 5 and 6 moved in with us this summer very unexpectedly I have been so busy that I don’t have the time that i used to have and I have felt so guilty because I used to spend a LOT of time in prayer and now it seems that I have to pray on the run so to speak. Thank you again. (((HUGS))))

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