I looked at the calendar . Tax time has been brutal and it is always is …but I love what I do . It’s the final week !
Ahh two more days and then it’s “me time “. A massage . Yoga. Beach time.
A text and then a suggestion .
“Lisa needs to walk in the mountains. Be at peace and pray . After tax season of course- maybe a yoga retreat . Be like Jesus and withdraw to the wilderness …. Fill up your tank .”
I put down my phone and bit my bottom lip.
Go into the wilderness ?
Fill up my tank ?
Jesus went to the wilderness to pray . Later he went to the garden to pray before the cross with his friends . His disciples were his warriors.
My mouth twitched . Who are my warriors ? Who fills up my tank ? Where is my wilderness ?
I opened up the backdoor and found my wilderness.
My morning coffee . My morning peace .
I laced up my Asics and found my second wilderness, a park, blocks away .
And later that day, I walked my wilderness, step by mushy step .
I thought about what my friend said ” Go into your wilderness and pray .”
Umm pray . Listen . Surround yourself with friends …
How about all three ?
When Moses was fighting a battle he needed his friends .
“When Moses arm grew tired …Aaron and Hur held up his hands.”Exodus 17:12
What are you battling ?
Who will hold up your hands ?
I looked at the turquoise ripple crashing over my toes. I have friends . We all need help …
A text . An idea. And a welcome reply .
Life is busy . How about a once a week text of prayer requests and then pray for each other at the same time ?
YES ! Let’s do it !
So how about you ?
I am challenging you this week to DAILY find your wilderness and surround yourself with your warriors .
Can you find two or three friends to start a text chain of prayer requests ? DO IT !
Get lost in your wilderness and listen to your whisper within !
” And we are confident that he hears us whatever we ask for anything that pleases him .”
I John 5:14