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This last month has been challenging to say the least. Challenging in a good way- is that possible? Anyway I wanted to share this with you!

I am reading 3 books about PRAYER! and I am also putting them into practice which is the challenging part. You know the waking up early to spend some time with God, alone, quiet, strengthening time! Why is this so difficult. Why does it seem like I am so tired or that I don't have enough time? Is this the same for you? Girls just so you know (which I know you know this but...) There is an enemy that wants to destroy us! How can he do this? It is so simple. Little by little we stay in bed, sleep longer, check social media more and then the day gets away from us and bam- we are not fighting on our knees we are fighting the very people we love and slowly but surely we aren't connected with God so we get angry with Him.

This has all been such a learning process for me as well because when I prayed I always asked for things I needed and things other people needed. Wasn't I doing a good thing? Going to God setting my prayer requests before Him and others prayer requests for that matter?

I know He loves me and He knows me- He made me and He made you! He loves us even when we can be selfish (like all the time for me- I am finding out) BUT God clearly spoke to me and said I am going about it the wrong way. I need to come before Him and lay down all my want to's and have to's and seek HIM!

I challenge you this week to go before Him laying down your burdens and prayer requests and ask the Lord for more of Him. I would be so blessed ifyou would share with me as well. I honestly love getting emails and calls to see what the Lord is doing in your life. Its so encouraging.

Here are the books I am reading if you are interested:

The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz

Fervent by Priscilla Shirer

The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:10-12