Shallow Walking – Day 5

Today has been an uneventful day on the Guatemala front. However,  I had lots of time to start a new devotion today, The Power of a Praying Woman, and came across this I just had to share…

Five Good Ways To Tell if Your Walk with God is Shallow

  1. If you follow the Lord for only what He can do for you, your walk with Him is shallow. If you love Him enough to ask Him what you can do for Him, then your relationship is growing deep.
  2. If you only pray to God when things are tough or you need something, then your walk is shallow. If you find yourself praying to Him many times a day just because you love to be in is presence, then your relationship is growing deep.
  3. If you get mad at God or disappointed in Him when He doesn’t do what you want, then your walk is shallow. If you can praise God no matter what is going on in your life, then your relationship with Him is growing deep.
  4. If you love God only because of what He does, then your walk with Him is shallow. If you love and reverence Him for who He is, then your relationship with Him is growing deep.
  5. If you think you have to beg God or twist His arm to get Him to answer your prayers, then your walk with Him is shallow. If you believe that God wants to answer the prayers you pray in line with His will, then your relationship with Him is growing deep.

The study guide to this booked asked the question, in which of these ways would you most like to see your walk with the Lord grow deeper? For me, it was the last one. I often believe God to answer prayers for everyone else, but I struggle with believing that for myself. How would you answer that question?

Prayer requests…just 1 today!

That we may ALL grow in a deeper walk with God recognizing who He is, how much He loves us and finds joy in Blessing in us!

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One thought on “Shallow Walking – Day 5

  1. Ana says:

    Very Interesting outline. I am glad you made it to Guat safely and are both having a great time! I will be praying for you both and for the school and the church. I’m also happy to hear that jake is doing so well. Let him know that I am thinking of him. Before you know it, you will be back in the states back to the nitty gritty so enjoy every moment you have there. Enjoy experiencing God in new ways and in the eyes of the children.

    A lil encoragement:
    Psalm 32:8 ESV
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

    The Lord is directing you as you do his will! Have faith and keep him center in all you do.

    1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)
    58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain

    Love you and miss you both!!
    Ana

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