Since my Jonah study is winding down (tomorrow is last class), I have decided that I am going to do the 40/40 Prayer Vigil that my church is promoting, and which started yesterday. But 40 Days for Life also starts tomorrow, which I was also planning on doing before I found out about this other one, so I am going to get all proactive and try to do both. How crazy is it that they are running at the same time?
Since I didn’t do day 1 yesterday, I’ll include both today. The link above will get you to a page to print out the daily devos, if you want to participate. Here are the parts of the reading that stood out the most to me:
Day 1 – Thirst for God: God, You are my God; I eagerly seek You. I thirst for You; my body faints for You in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water. (Ps. 63:1)
Talk about conviction. I can’t honestly say that I always eagerly seek Him. In fact, the last few months, it has been a chore. Something I’ve had to force myself to do. I want that type of devotion to Him. Yet so many times, I’m just too tired. Or too busy.
Day 2 – Longing for His Word: Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways. (Ps. 119:37)
Honestly, something I have been wrestling with lately – something that has been taking huge chunks of my time – is Facebook. My husband and I play some of the games on it, and for a while this summer they seemed to just absorb everything. What a colossal waste of time! I’ve made a conscious effort lately to spend less time doing that in the evenings. But I am more and more leaning toward just stopping altogether. That would give me more time with my family and with God.
I pray that He will give me a deeper longing to walk with Him and help me to put my relationship with Him before anything else. I pray that I would thirst for His Word, and that He would reveal Himself to me as I read it, just like He has promised us He would.