#clearthestage / our commitments (or lack of them), change our lives

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.

my marriage
my kids
God
my church
my job
my blog
my home
my schedule
social media
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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