Our faith plays a big role in living a truly beautiful life. And today, I had a faith encounter I wanted to share.
While I was working out today, I was watching the news. Frustration, anger, fear, despair, outrage….all those negative emotions welled up in my heart. Thankfully my workout acted as a counteractive agent to squash the negative. I began to think about what I could do to help the world. So many bad things, yet so many possibilities still to discover, so much to be thankful for. What could I do…ultimately nothing. Except pray.
While I may feel stronger as I exercise, I’m only as strong as my faith in my Savior. And my Savior, Jesus Christ is aware of the News and he knows what will happen before it’s even reported to us. So the only thing I can do is PRAY. Need something to pray for today?
Well here’s my list:
Pray for our impending “fiscal armageddon”, pray for the people who may be affected in the coming days, weeks, months. Pray that lawmakers will get along and figure out the money and just STOP SPENDING. Pray for the rocket that took off from Cape Canaveral today taking supplies to the International Space Station. Pray for the people living in space up there, those we’ve forgotten or didn’t even know about. Pray for the man who is lost in a Florida sinkhole, and for his brother who couldn’t save him. Pray for the people in Southern California affected by blazing wildfires today, and for the firecrews working to stop it. Pray for our defense departments and politicians to be proactive in North Korea and Iran’s nuclear interests against our country. Pray for our nation’s borders and American people around the globe to be protected. Pray for those defending our country with their very lives every day.
Pray for your families, pray for your neighbors, your community. Let’s stop worrying about our own dilemmas for just a moment, step outside our zones, and pray for each other. Don’t like my list, need something to pray for, turn on any news station and in just 5 mins you’ll find plenty.
Turns out that praying will make a 30 min workout go by very quickly. Bonus!
…where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. (Matthew 18:19-21)