Wednesday, August 12, 2009

bruised knees..

As I was cleaning my hardwood floors yesterday I bruised my knees from being on them. It took me awhile to clean them, and I have always cleaned on my knees,never using a mop. I have always disliked them. So after I swept them clean I cleaned them with a cleaner. Wow, do they shine now. I got up proud of my hardwork and at how nice my floors looked. After I had gone on to something else I began to think when was the last time my knees were bruised from praying on them? I have to be honest and say never have they been bruised from prayer. I always pray in bed, while I am doing chores, while I am in my car. I do have a prayer life, but our prayer life can always be more special. I was ashamed I had not been on my knees in prayer to God. I at times fall asleep praying, and if I was on my knees there would be no falling asleep. Praying on my knees is one thing I need to work on. Just think if all our knees were bruised from praying on them. Can you imagine all God would do if we totally surrendered to Him on our knees? I know God hears prayer at any moment and anywhere we turn to Him. But there is something special about being on your knees, with our heads bowed, and we are totally focused upon Him. Its sad to think, but I do pray in bed because it is more comfortable. But I think we lost our option of comfort when we chose to follow Christ. For me, God convicted me yesterday. If I can get on my knees and clean my whole floor that took much time and effort, I should be able to get on my knees for Him. "Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God." Romans 8:26-27


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