Over the last month, I've set out to be a better prayer. Two things helped me grow the most: Before Amen By Max Lucado and War Room (a super awesome Christian Movie).
Lyli wrote an awesome post about scriputres to post on your war room wall...and that got me thinking. Where do I spend the most of my time doing nothing for God's kingdom? Not really praying or talking to people or sharing the Gospel----my car.
So I brainstormed ideas and then put them to work. I never thought I could experience God's presence so much by sitting in the driver's seat.
1. Ask God To Reach Your Sphere Of Influence
We all have people in our lives that we love so much, but they don't know any love the Lord. If you're anything like me, remembering to pray for them specifically on a day to day basis can be very hard. Write their names on the top of your windshield and pray for them every time you see them.
2. Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words
Place a picture of something special to you on your dashboard. Then, pray for that person, place, or thing every time you look down and notice the picture. As you can see, I placed a picture of my Compassion International Child on my dashboard--and I pray for Muvita daily because of it. Don't sponsor a child or want to know more info? Click here.
3. Use Technology
If you have a smart phone...did you know you can set it to remind you things at location? (Instructions Here) Set your phone to remind you to pray for an opportunity to share the Gospel every time you arrive at your local grocery store, bank or post office.
4. Sing To Him
I love worship music. But, I've noticed that if I don't get my heart in the right condition and actively sing to God--it's no different than me singing out loud to a Carrie Underwood song. Never experienced Christian music in the car? Check to see if KLove is in your area or browse the Christian Playlists on Spotify.
5. Get Him On The Throne
Nothing changed my life more than learning what the Spirit Filled Life actually is. Draw a picture of Him on the throne on your side or rear view mirror. Then, as you see it, be sure to make sure your heart condition is in the correct place for God to work through you!
6. Remind Yourself Of God's Character
Head over to our free-printable for subscribers. Print and cut the Who Is God cards and clip them to your visior. Use them as memory verse cards or use them to pray more specially for the unreached. Instead of "God please let Mackenzie know you" you say "Lord, please reveal your character to Mackenzie... let her see that you are the best protector she could ever need."
I've only been at this for a little under a month. Do you have ways that you make your time in the car effective in your relationship with God? I'd love to hear them...and probably steal them!
Jacque is the Missional Women Intern and a college student in Denver, CO who balances her time between trying to go to class and learning about His saving grace and perfect love as much as she can. She is a twenty something, DIY attempting, Jesus loving, Denver living, small town rooted, Colorado sports fan. She loves black coffee, long conversations and watching people do what God created them for. You can find her blogging at Desperately Dependent.
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