{WFW} What If??

What if?

What if we heeded the words spoken in 1 Chronicles and we committed ourselves to prayer? Real prayer. Not someone else's prayer, but the pouring out of our own transparent hearts. When was the last time you were blatantly transparent before the Lord in prayer?

We're willing to banter, argue, speak up and debate with each other, but do we even consider having those kinds of conversations with the Lord? The ones that hurt. The ones that are hard to even get out. The ones, if we're honest, we'd rather not have. I might be going out on a limb here speaking for God, but I imagine that He would rather hear the real, raw cry of our hearts over a manufactured, rapid fire prayer any day. 

We're willing to collectively yell at our chosen sports events such that there is no doubt where our allegiance lies and yet when it comes to prayer we often become silenced.

In lieu of an election (regardless of the results last night), a super storm that has inconvencienced millions and the current turmoil in the world, it's as good of a time as any to look at how we pray to the One who holds the world in His hands. 



{Welcome to WFW!}

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Lori MacMath

Lori's daily mantra includes praying, "I will take it Lord, ALL you have to give," and a commitment to live out Colossians 3:17 daily. It's her prayer that the energy that fills her spirit be with her till her dying breath! Nearly two years ago, Lori traded the sauna of the Deep South, for the snow of Chicago. After 19 years in Atlanta, Lori has bought herself a coat and some winter boots and is ready for the NEXT adventure at Harvest Bible Chapel / Chicago West. She navigates this road with her husband of 26 years and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 17 - 22. She seeks daily to be creative and use the gifts the Lord has given her. With the heart of an artist and a spirit to live intentionally missional, Lori strives daily to see Him in all that surrounds her. Encouraging women on their daily walk with the Lord is her passion! She has recently stepped out into NEW territory with her husband in the inner city of Chicago. She is on staff at Harvest Chicago West, in the Austin neighborhood, where the Lord is opening her eyes to Urban Ministry and Discipleship. Lori and her husband also have a Business as Missions endeavor that helps empower women and missionaries around the world. She would be HONORED if you'd visit Hope Products International where providing HOPE to the world through fair trade and sustainable products. Lori has served in a number of roles over the years, ranging from Camp/Leadership Adventure Coordinator, a mid week Bible club for elementary and upper elementary students in a local public elementary school as well as being on staff at her church. She is excited in this season to watch the Lord unfold HIS plans for the next step on the journey. Helping others, loving others where they are and seeing the transforming power of Jesus is at the heart of all she does. Her heart for children, women and all those on the broken road is at the core of everything she does. She LOVES playing graphically and encouraging others through visual arts, and her passion for Discipleship is at the heart of all she does. It truly inspires her and fills her spirit.

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  1. Why do we have to be reminded that God can handle everything? He can handle our anger and fear, frustration, unbelief, ugly thoughts, even swear words. And thank you, for the reminder.  My prayer life has grown a tad stale and you reminded me that the conversations I have with the Lord need to go deeper than they have been lately. And I know he can handle it. 🙂

  2. Hi Lori, I have been linking up for a little while here and love it.  I love the scripture for today and will be heading for my bible shortly to go read it again.  I would love for you to add your bloghop to my list of bloghops on my page, its about halfway down on the right-hand side and works just like a linky.  that way others can find your bloghop there too.  I look forward to seeing you there.  God bless and thanks for hosting this bloghop, its a blessing.

    Tracy (www.mydailywalkinhisgrace.blogspot.com)

  3. Amen, well said.

  4. Prayer and the Word of God – the two most vital cornerstones of my life! Apart from them, I would truly fall apart! Thank you for this lovely reminder of the value of prayer in our lives, in our families, in our nation – it's such an important part of leaving a spiritual legacy in the hearts and minds of our children and grandchildren and the other lives we share with. 

  5. Oh YES!!! AMEN! amen! AMEN!!! WHAT IF… (sigh) I agree with Denise, Lori …well said and well done! Perfect and to the point!

    Love you and could use your prayers added to my precious few followers who I know are praying and holding me up. Thanks Lori! Giving thanks and so apreciated your last response. I so miss having blog time and being in touch with my sisters in Christ online. But I will give thanks and keep trusting as I believe Him! Many blessings, much love and a BIG HUG, Peggy (#28)

  6. Praise God that no matter who is in the White House, He is on the throne! Thanks for the great post & for hosting, & God bless!

  7. I started having some heart to heart conversations with the Lord a few years ago — I was in extreme pain at the time before my back surgery. it is amazing the things that came out of me … But it was also good and honest and drew me ever closer because I never felt one second of rejection – only unconditional, eternal love. Loved your post. 


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