Lately I have really felt the pressure to take a hard look at the state of my health. I am more than aware of the fact that I need to lose weight and eat healthier. I also have recently felt compelled to keep a prayer journal for prayer requests. Requests for my family as well as others and to also remember to thank God for all our blessings.
I recently read the book, "PrayerWalk" by Janet Holm McHenry. This book is just the inspiration I needed to put both my spiritual and physical fitness in top priority. This book tells of Janet's journey in how and why she began prayer walking and how she keeps the determination to continue when it is ever so tempting to just stay in bed.
This book is full of heart warming stories of answered prayers, as well as the tear jerking story of when she lost her father. Janet reminds us that God always answers prayers, it just may not always be the answer we are looking for.
Don't worry though, there is some humor included. I had to laugh out loud at this excerpt from another reader who wrote to Janet about the beginning of her journey to prayerwalking,
"....So I roll out of bed, excited to start my first day of this new way of talking to God. I pull on my lined Windbreaker pants and have to literally squeeze into them! Three months ago not a problem, but now my saddlebags are truly saddling! Oh well, no one is going to see me. So swish, swish, swish, I head out the door into the chilly darkness.
Man, my thighs are really making a lot of noise, but who cares! I'm meeting with Jesus! Swish, swish, swish...."Good Morning God.""
She goes on to explain how a neighborhood dog hears her swishing pants, which instigates other neighboring dogs to bark as well. So much for her nice quiet prayerwalk where no one is going to notice her tight swishing pants! I can just picture people looking out the window in the wee hour of the morning to see what all the dogs are barking about! Hee! Hee! Too funny!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to begin my own prayerwalking journey.
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