There needs to be an on/off switch connected to my brain--for when I get turned on---there seems to be no way to switch it off! Some thought-idea pops in my head and I am OFF to the races. Analyzing-over-analyzing-but NEVER under-analyzing--I look from every angle and view point---seeking answers.
I have been thinking over my prayers---my time talking with God. NOW-before you point me in the direction of ALL Great Wisdom---I am NOT looking for answers--suggestions/comments are welcome--but truthfully I am putting on this page what has been rolling around in my head--in an effort to search for clarity.
When you ask me to pray for you, as long as you are asking for something which lines up with The Word, I pray. I have found--my solution to my short term memory problem is pray as soon as you ask me. Now some things remain on my heart and I pray on-going prayers--bombarding heaven for you. But the shame of forgotten prayers I promised has forced me to come up with a solution--and immediate action is the solution. So if I tell you, I will pray, feel confident within moments you are lifted up.
In an effort to pray within God's will, I try to not list each and every trivial request which has no eternal consequence, but is rolling around in my wish list. God loves me and cares about the details of my life--but praying over what I should cook for supper seems a bit extreme.
BUT--am I limiting God by not asking for those things which I desire and line up with HIS will as told in HIS Word? Do I not ask for the desires of my heart, because I am fearful of the answer? Is it possible I put limitations on my expectations of God's greatness by not taking certain requests before Him out of fear? Does my unwillingness to hear a "No", because of my propensity to sit upon the throne, cause me to not come clean with God? AS IF HE DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW!
PLEASE somebody turn the switch off or throw the breaker---My own shallow definition of the greatness of the God of the Universe ---is disappointing and my switch needs to be reset--
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, -