Monday, July 26, 2010

Two Minutes Amen

A simple prayer, sweetness uttered from this lil' guy. "Thank you Jesus 2 minutes amen." We never figured out where the 2 minutes came from, for months it made us smile. I wonder how it makes Jesus feel when we pray the same thing.

Over and over again in my life, honestly evaluating. How often have I uttered this prayer. A microwave prayer, fix it Jesus, 2 minutes amen. I don't have time to really soak in your Word, just do it now, 2 minutes amen. Learn more about faith, do I have to really study it, supernaturally grow it please, 2 minutes amen. You told me to memorize, meditate, plant your promises, can you just take care of it instead, 2 minutes amen. I'm pretty busy serving you Jesus, my kids need more of me, take care of them for me, 2 minutes amen. Missions, remember I'm a missionary, so much to do, I can give you 2 minutes, amen.

Learning the happy dance, I am taking back my time and getting all in order. How much time have I spent over these past years pouring into others, when I needed more time with Him? How often have I encountered a problem, looked for someone to pray for me and fix it, read the right book and have it poof away, instead of devouring His Word where the solution already exists.

Seriously friends, have we become a 2 minute Christian culture? To live the happy dance we need constant nourishment from His Word. Model our lives after Jesus. Hmmm, did he spend quality time with the Father? How in the world could I have thought that I could live victoriously in this life with praying my 2 minute, amen. How can any of us?

The secret to the happy dance, living in it each and every day, depression banished forever, joy oozing out of every corner in our home, a marriage that seems like a dream where you never want to wake .... Not someone praying for me. Not the latest book offering a quick solution. Getting into the Word, digging in, devouring it, realizing I need it to breathe. Washing my mind, all that I am in His promises. Watching Jesus, reading His life on pages, incorporating the Truth into my life. Pondering, talking, digesting, igniting, engaging. And not just for two minutes.

17 comments:

Debbie said...

You are certainly splashin' in love Sara. I want you to know that I have Bible verses laminated in front of my computer. And I am speaking these verses aloud as I work. I find I'm memorizing the verses as well as speaking them.

Love you,
Debbie

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

this is excellent and something I have been thinking about too. Thank you for the encouragement. x

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I haven't told you lately - BUT I LOVE YOU!

So excited for you and to this post I say AMEN!

HUGS!
Jill

Karen said...

Amen! Loved that last paragraph especially....

Heidiopia said...

I so needed to read this this morning! Thank you, Sara, for this timely word :).
Have a lovely day!

The Klippensteins said...

You are so right. Thanks for sharing .Miss you. Think about you guys often.

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes love this post, we do repeat our prayers, like a child
kim

David and Sarah said...

Amen!

Linda said...

Such wisdom Sara. Everything in our lives has become so instantaneous. Perhaps it has affected even our relationship with the Lord?
I remember years ago, putting down a really good Christian book on "How To Be......" and deciding I just didn't want to read any more of them. If the Father could speak to someone else about life, then why wouldn't He speak to me. I just needed to read His word.
I haven't been as faithful as I should - not at all. But I have found that it - and He - are really all I need.

Nancy said...

Hmmm...maybe it's not either/or. Either 2 minutes in the heat of the moment or slowly and steadily growing in grace. Maybe it's both 2 minutes of Lord, Jesus, hear my prayer, NOW! And...a slow, steady, climb up the mountain; growing up in the fullness of who we are in Christ. Maybe Jesus truly does meet us just as we are...

Denise said...

Amen, amen.

Kay @ Off the Beaten Path said...

Absolutely. I'm convicted and convinced!

Treasures Evermore said...

Amen and Amen!!!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

We live in such a fast food mentality...text instead of talking, emails instead of a visit, drive through instead of setting at the table....then it seems to move into our worship, our quiet time....thanks so much for the reminder...I need to splash in His word!

Bek said...

This is beautiful. Thank you.

Bek. xx

Tea with Tiffany said...

Love my 2 minutes here today. Powerful and beautiful.

Thank you, Sara!

Leslie said...

So true, Sara! Good words and good wisdom!