Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matthew 7:7
Ask. Seek. Knock. All of those things begin with prayer.
It seems like there is always something needing attention—something pulling me to my knees in prayer—so I've been thinking about how essential prayer has become to my life. I struggle with purposefully saying a prayer every single morning, but nighttime is more consistent. However, I have made a habit of saying/thinking/feeling little prayers in the moment throughout the day as issues come my way. If it's for someone else, I stop right then and say a prayer in my heart. As I remember the little things that pull at me, I pray in that moment that I can handle whatever it is. I have been seeking understanding. Creating space for prayer within everyday moments, even minute to minute some days, has changed my life.
For this month's focus, I seek to get more in tune with what the Lord would have me know and do as it pertains to my personal life. It is no small task to discern between all the many paths along this journey. Asking for the world is easy, but I would like to be specific, focusing my energy on those things that will help me become who I want to be. I seek to become more like the Savior, loving, forgiving, meek, and full of charity (to name a few). If that is going to be a reality and not just a wish, I need to learn how to better listen for guidance from the spirit.
As always, you are welcome to join me in this endeavor.