My Most Important Prayer, Part 1
Whenever people ask how they can pray for me, I almost always ask them to pray the same two things I pray for almost daily for myself and our church community.
The first prayer is this:
1. God, help me to hear Your voice.
I honestly believe that the most important thing I can do as a husband, father, leader, follower of Jesus, etc… is to HEAR God's voice in my life. I'm just convinced that as long as I have my ears and heart open to hearing God's voice in my life than I cannot go wrong! Which also means, that the minute I stop listening/hearing…. Oh man. I'm in trouble!
It's almost hard to put into words how dependent I feel like I've become on hearing God's voice in my life these days. I've never valued it as strongly as I do today. Which is why, if I go a day or two without having that time to just get quiet and listen, my soul begins feeling dry and weary.
One of the best decision I've ever made was the decision to aggressively and intentionally protect the best part of my day (mornings) and reserve that time for the most important parts of my life – praying, journaling, reading, writing…..LISTENING to God's voice. And it's why I don't do early morning breakfasts with people, meetings, phone calls, etc… Because I've decided that the most important part of my life deserves the best part of my day.
I must hear God's voice in my life.
I'll share the second prayer tomorrow…