This has to be quick because Lily will be up soon, so I may have to finish it later. I read a blog this morning that really made me think. She was talking about how she was in spritual warfare and was trying to work and pray through it.
Now, I obviously don't think you should tell everyone everything that goes on in your life. I do see a lot lately where people will not talk to other christians, will not specifically ask for prayers in certain areas. We do not like to tell people what we are thinking, what we are doing, we just want to be left alone. A lot of times, I think it is good to be quiet and keep it between you and the Lord. We need to be quiet to hear him speak. But, sometimes you have to share your struggles, you need accountabiliy. At least, I know I do.
So, friends, it is not a weakness to ask for prayers and to specifically tell someone the things that are causing you to stumble. It is the smartest thing to do in most cases and the exact opposite of what Satan wants from you. He wants us to cover up our sins and our struggles. He laughs at us when we think.. "I can't ask them for prayers, I'm not telling everyone my business." He has us at THAT moment.
Yes, some things ARE private and some Christians are not always able to keep their mouth shut. People gossip, but the Lord knows. And I guarantee, there are people who will not say anything and they will pray like they've never prayed before for you. I try to be that way and I am learning more every day what God wants me to be. So, if you ever need prayers, let me know. I will pray for you as hard and as often as I can. Because I care.
And just so you know, if you read this blog, I am praying for you today. Have a GREAT day!
Love and PRAYERS,