1 Corinthians 9:25
“Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”
To say that this 40 days of praying for the sick/healing the sick did not look like what I expected is a bit of an understatement. I truly thought finding sick people would be easier. In the home stretch I think in some ways I stopped trying to find people and just started praying for sick I knew about.
Overall this has been a good training experience. I was able to pray directly with 22 people and then for 18 other cities, nations, families, facebook requests and even for a cat. Yes, a cat. Gotta practice somewhere.
I do believe I’ve changed from this experience. I am more keyed in on prayer requests now and don’t take them as lightly. If people are asking for prayer, let’s pray for them right then and there. I’ve also been challenged by what I believe about healing and my own heart’s inhibitions. I realized when I didn’t see healing or find people to pray for I slipped into casual, wishful thinking mode instead of contending intercession. This issue needs addressing. Lastly I feel like my eyes are more trained on seeing people’s needs. It’s been good. Really good.
So the 40 days of “training for godliness” continues. I have a whole host of 40 day challenges that I want to do and it seems like the Lord is leading me down a path of when to do these. I do have another 40 day challenge I feel like I’m to do but I’m going to wait to start June 1st. A little bit of a break isn’t bad. 🙂