“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7 NLT
Pray about everything. Everything? Yes, everything. Now, before you pray about what shoes to put on, think about the context of the verse. “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything.”
How many times have we prayed because it seemed like the thing to do, yet we didn’t wait for an answer?
How many times have you prayed, already having your mind made up, but you knew you should pray? Oftentimes we pray to get God to give us an answer we know we aren’t going to get. I think that’s why many of us have “misheard” God. We wanted a specific answer, we had a thought and called it God.
Prayer is a serious thing, it’s something we should dedicate time to. We shouldn’t do it hastily, and we should definitely give God more than five minutes or forty-eight hours to answer our big dilemmas.
When you pray today, take some extra time before you do the thing you were going to do. Be sincere in prayer and be open to God changing your made up mind, because you’re praying for His will, not rubber stamp approval.