Community Feature – carpe_mia

 

One of my new initiatives is to hear from my followers in a way that directly meets them on their journeys.

On Instagram I encourage you to tag your posts with #UnfilteredChristianWomen so I can see what everyone is up to and feature topics that they are currently thinking about or needing feedback on.

My goal will always be to write a blog post each month on a topic from my own heart BUT I also want to make room for another post that same month directly addressing a topic found via Instagram using the community hashtag.

This month I am featuring a post from: @carpe_mia *

“If Jesus saw the importance of prayer time, if He NEEDED it, then how much more do I need it? How much more should I be prioritizing my prayer life?”

I love this reminder. So often we can all get so busy going about our day that we can totally forget to set aside time to pray. This is still something that I can struggle to make time for. For instance, I talk to Jesus in my head all day. #SorryNotSorry #HeyJesus

But sometimes I wonder if I’m not praying enough. Like, I’m sure Jesus talked in his head all the time to God, but he also retreated to pray.

I see two examples in the Bible that address both sides of this:

  1. Pray continually -1 Thessalonians 5:17
  2. Retreat to pray – Matthew 6:6 and really every scene with Jesus leaving alone to pray

Which one of these do you find yourself doing? Do you think there is a benefit to doing both, or prayer is a personal thing and you think it’s okay to do either one? Is there a wrong method? Is praying throughout the day “cheating” yourself out of the isolated method of praying that Jesus so often did?

Comment below.

* Original post here: http://bit.ly/2lg2ix9

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