What do you do when you lose something of importance? When you’re in a tough situation, what is your first response? If you answered worry, start stessing, or anything similar, this blog is for YOU!
A few years ago, I heard a Pastor say that anytime we are in need, skip worrying. Stop looking everywhere. Simply stop and pray about it. Yes, we should pray first, act second. An easy way to remember this: P.F.A.S. (Pray first, act second)
While praying is not the first thing that comes to our mind when we have an immediate need, I am learning daily that it does work!
Just this weekend, I was missing my headphones. (I have to have music while I’m out for a run). I spent a few minutes retracing my steps from the night before. I put them somewhere. I checked several rooms, and couldn’t find them. Aftet several minutes, I stopped, prayed for wisdom as to where they were, and kept looking. Within moments I found them! Guess where they were? I feel asleep with them on, and they were wrapped in the blankets. I would’ve never looked there. Oh the power of PFAS!
I love how The Passion Translation puts the power of prayer, “Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Jesus Christ.
Philippians 4:6-7 TPT
Here is my challenge. The next time you find yourself in need, PFAS. All it takes is a few moments of your time. Pray first. Act second. Give it a try.
I’d love to hear your PFAS stories! Your story might encourage someone else to try praying. God is listening, and He loves you! (Post your comments below)
PFAS. Go make a difference. Always run by faith!