Saturday, July 6, 2013

Are you there God? It's me....

I think every little girl of a certain age read the Judy Blume classic "Are you there God, it's me Margaret". It is one of those books from my childhood that has somehow stuck with me all these years. Maybe in a way there is a part of me that is stuck back there in 6th grade trying to talk to God and getting my breasts to grow.

I have made several trips to Barnes and Nobel recently looking for inspiration in literary form. Nothing on how to increase my bust, unfortunately, but several books on how to talk to God more effectively in prayer, how to have a healthier relationship with food and my body which is a huge issue for me and a book on how to love smarter 5 years from now when I am ready to try again. (Actually, I never want to try again. Is that wrong?)

My therapist recommended a 40 day prayer challenge which I start tomorrow first thing when I wake up. One of the suggestions the author made is to make a written list of the things that you praying for and to be specific because God wants you to be specific. If you don't know what you want, how is God going to answer you?

This is harder than you think. You don't want to be silly and ask God for stupid stuff. I mean yes, I would like some stupid stuff but we are talking my hearts desires here. I am not bothering God with a good pair of sneakers or a designer handbag. So I made my list and the really important one I asked that God remove it if it is not His will because I am worn out from carrying it if it is not to be.

So, have you ever written down your prayers? Have you looked back later? Did they change? How did God answer them? Yes? No? Not now?

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Katie said...

I've heard really good things about The Circle Maker, but never read it myself. But I agree that it's good to pray specifically. If nothing else, God wants us to talk with Him. But there have been many times in my life that I've just told God that I don't know what to pray for-- I just need His help.

One book you might want to check out is Made to Crave by Lisa Terkeurst.

Laura @Simply Me, The way I see it said...

Thank you...I saved this so my next trip to the book store I can check that one out!

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