When most of us think about praying, we think of being on bended knees with our hands together, and bowing our heads; with our eyes closed; and that’s great, that’s a correct way to pray of course. But what’s the position of your heart when you’re praying?
When I think of praying, I think of the positioning of my heart. In my heart, I am bowing down to Him. With reverence and with great humility in my heart, I am laying prostrate before Him. It’s such a powerful positioning of the heart to present to Him.
Just think about it; we get to bow before The Throne of Grace of The All Powerful Maker of the Universe and speak to Him! Knowing that is a humbling posture to take in itself. Yet, it’s a privilege that we don’t always take advantage of. The One, who makes all the difference in the world; the Sovereign One; calls us His friend. He is our faithful Father and a Companion to lean on.
So why do we have a hard time in always praying to Him with a bowed heart?! Is it pride?! Is it that we don’t know how?! Is it that we don’t want to give up our control?! Control of what the world would consider as being weak?!
I think it’s much deeper than that. I think, that most of us have a difficult time processing that we are actually able to commune with The Almighty God. Jehovah! Yahweh! The God who set all things into motion; who called all things into being; is yours and my friend whom “we get” to pray to. The only true God would allow us to have fellowship with Him. It’s a humbling thought to grasp no doubt! But it is also what we, as God’s children, are privy to.
So how can we be more enabling of the positioning of our heart’s to Him; be more mindful of how we approach God? We have to be willing to die to self; your emotions, your thoughts and what you want; give up yourself and don’t think about yourself! Just think of Him! Think of His goodness surrounding you. Encompassing you. Being a hedge of protection all around you and rest in it; relax in it! Be willing to allow Him to absolve your entire being in the warmth of His glory and majesty. Allow yourself to be free and without thought of anything but Him. Be willing to be vulnerable and open and transparent. Take the position of a contrite heart and mind. Be moldable. Be willing to be consumed by Him.
And with all of that positioning of oneself; the positioning of ones heart; transformation takes place! A new you evolves. A recreated being comes forth! We become awakened to the feelings of being renewed and refreshed having been in His presence. That is the positioning of the heart. That is praying to The Almighty God!
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2 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Beautiful Word: Praying- It’s The Positioning Of The Heart”
I finally got around to reading both of your last blog and your first blog. They both spoke to me, but the one about praying really hit home. Lately I have begun praying but my mind will drift to what happened that day or what I need to do the next day. I find myself starting over and then apologizing to GOD for drifting away.HELP!!!!!!
Yes, that’s the works of the enemy to distract us from praying and talking to God. That use to happen to me a lot. What I’ve found to help me is to press on no matter how hard the enemy tries to stand in the way. I continue to press on for the prize that awaits me. I know my reward is near so knowing that, gives me more fortitude to press in harder. Usually there is something awesome God has for you when the enemy fights you hard!
So know that going in and you’ll be better prepared for if satan tries.