While I am well aware that we can pray anytime, anywhere, about anything, the Daniel Prayer is different. It’s a commitment. And I am convinced our commitments, or lack of them, change our lives. – Anne Graham Lotz, The Daniel Prayer
This paragraph hit me hard today. YES. Our commitments (good or bad) have the power to change our lives.
What am I committed to? I took time to think about the possible answers – in no particular order.
losing weight (maybe, one day)
exercise (Brian’s answer…sooooo not mine)
Take inventory. Our real, actual lives reflect our commitments.
Have you heard the saying – you make time for the things you want to do.
It’s true. Truer than I want to admit, actually. You can find excuses for anything you don’t want to do. Can I get an amen??
Daniel was committed to prayer and his life proved it.
We know from the Bible that he had
1 – a place prepared to pray (upstairs room in his home)
2 – a set time to pray (three times a day)
3 – an atmosphere for prayer (opened his window and looked towards Jerusalem)
4 – an attitude for prayer (he kneeled in prayer).
I absolutely love how Anne walks us through these examples and challenges us to do the same in our own lives by following Daniel’s lead.
We can be committed – or non-committal. I’ve been both in so many ways.
Time to get off the fence.
If I want revival. If I want change. If I want things to be different. If I want to see God move mountains.
Then, I must commit. And my actions should prove it.
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