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Proverbs 16:18

By Shoetoyou, Jan 14, 2018 | | |
  1. Yesterday I thought I was doing well in prayer - keeping my focus on God, keeping out stray thoughts, and generally just getting closer to Him. In fact, I was quite pleased with myself for it.

    “Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)

    Today was a different day...stray thoughts about mundane things everywhere, and when I did manage to get them (briefly) under control, insights into other things came back popping into my head that lead me onto continually thinking about them - things that at any other time would have been welcome and of great value, but during prayer, just seemed to be yet another distraction from Him, to whom I would draw nearer.

    Lesson learned (I hope), and all I can say is “have mercy on me, a sinner”.

    About Author

    Trying to take a few steps forward, but falling down frequently.

    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
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  1. brinny
    Precious lessons there. It is only through our precious God Himself that we can pray, and not by our own efforts, but through HIM Who strengthens and sustains us to even pray at all.

    "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." ~Psalm 37:4
    1. Shoetoyou
      Oh, I like how you phrase that, @brinny . Thanks for taking the time to read my random thoughts.
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    2. brinny
      Thank you for sharing. It was edifying. :)
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