Reading through my blog or scrolling through my Instagram feed, it might look like I have this Christian living thing pretty figured out. And while I won’t ever claim to have it “figured out,” I am living more in line with Jesus than I ever have before.
But, I want you to know, it’s been a LONG journey to get where I am today.
Six years ago, God started breaking down all the idols in my life. (I love the definition of idols as good things turned into ultimate things.) The things I relied on for security and the things I thought gave my life purpose and meaning, were taken away.
Through the first couple of years, I struggled with periods of depression. I often cried out to God but I wasn’t really seeking His will in my situation. I wanted Him to put my life back the way it was before.
One day, I was complaining to a good friend, and she responses with, “You need to watch War Room!” To be honest, I thought something along the lines of “I’m pouring out my broken heart and she tells me to watch a movie? She doesn’t get it.” But I trusted her and knew she must honestly think it would help.
Turns out, my friend was right, I needed to watch War Room. I resonated with the desperation of the main character and feeling like my life was falling apart. Even though I was praying, they weren’t the confident, Scripture-based prayers I saw demonstrated on my screen.
The movie inspired me to start praying Scripture. It was my way of saying, “God I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
Praying Scripture Transformed my Life
Through praying Scripture every day for months, I found so much more than a solution for my unbelief. I gained confidence in my prayers; found joy by rejoicing in God; got to know God and what He desired for me; received a new perspective on my circumstances; and was given strength to endure the hard times.
In short, my heart and mind were transformed. And my blog, my weekly emails, social media accounts and everything else you see (and don’t see!) is the result of this transformation.
I share my story with you because I know someone needs to hear it. Someone needs a message of hope and encouragement—to hear that God does indeed transform lives through prayer and through His Word. Because even if we know this is true with our heads, our hearts struggle to get on board.
I get it. I’ve been both in the heartbreaking situation and in the discontent even though nothing is really wrong situation. Both are discouraging.
And I wish I could quantify the transformation for you. I wish I could tell you “pray Scripture for 30 days and you’ll feel 80% better!” But spiritual growth doesn’t work that way, everyone and every situation is different.
But what I can do is walk you through praying Scripture in the areas that helped me, including finding my identity in Christ instead of in external achievements or relationships, finding hope in Christ as I waited for things to change, and finding strength to fight for my crumbling marriage.
Introducing my Praying Scripture Prayer Journals
I am so excited to get these prayer journals into your hands is because I believe what Hebrew 4:12 says:
“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (NLT)
Praying Scripture transformed my life and I know it can transform your life as well.
Here is a sneak peek at each journal.
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In the Praying for your Identity in Christ journal, you’ll find freedom and joy as you hold fast to your identity in Christ and claim victory over the lies of the enemy.
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