Pray Without Ceasing

pray without ceasing

In the time of Daniel (as in “and the lion’s den”), people who didn’t like Daniel convinced King Darius to issue a decree forbidding prayer to anyone or thing other than the king for the next 30 days.  The punishment was to be thrown into – you guessed it – the lion’s den.

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. (Daniel 6:10)

Daniel made a conscious choice to pray, and so do we – every day.  It is important to set aside special time every day to consciously praise God for His wonderful works, thank God for everything we have been given, confess to God the things we have done wrong or left undone and ask God to meet our needs and the needs of our neighbors.  The bravery Daniel showed by consciously praying at an open window during such a time is undeniable.

But there is another aspect of prayer – the breath prayer.  As a wise woman once told me, “Prayer is like breathing: you don’t think about it; you just do it.”  If we keep Scripture and Godly music in our hearts, then many times throughout the day as situations arise, a verse or song lyric may just pop in our heads and remind us of God’s love.  That is also a prayer – the kind of prayer Paul talked about when he exhorted us to “pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Pray without ceasing Think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts. Our blood flows and our breathing continues ‘without ceasing’; we are not even conscious of Jesus keeping us in perfect oneness with God but if we are obeying Him, He always is. Prayer is not an exercise; it is the life of the saint. Beware of anything that stops the offering up of prayer. Maintain the childlike habit of offering up prayer in your heart to God all the time.” Oswald Chambers (My Utmost for His Highest: Updated Edition)

I don’t know if I could be as brave as Daniel if faced with something as horrific as the lion’s den.  But I like to think that my breath prayers would continue, as automatically as my breathing, no matter what the circumstances.

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January Bulu Box Review

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This is the second month of my three month Bulu Box subscription (see my December review).

bulu box reviewFor those who are not familiar, with this service, Bulu Box is a monthly subscription that provides you with samples of vitamin, supplement, health and weight loss products!  You can choose from the regular Bulu Box or the Bulu Box Weight Loss.  After you try the samples, you can review them on the Bulu Box website.  You earn 10 points for every product you review and you can use your points towards the purchase of full-size products in the Bulu Box store.

My Review

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This is what was inside the box when I opened it up:

Once again I thought the box had a nice variety of products.  There was a full size box of buckwheat honey packets, a little pot of cracked skin creme, a packet of sleep water powder and a sample of chocolate peanut butter whey protein.  There were also a few different types of supplements.  I do think there is a little bit too much focus on energy products in every box, but Devin loves the stuff, so I can’t complain.

For a cost of only $10 a box, I find Bulu Box to be a worthwhile investment and fun way to try new products.  Two thumbs up!!!

Right now, Bulu Box has the following offers for my readers:

Get a 3 Month Subscription for just $15 (regularly $30)! at Bulu Box – Use code WOWZA

I received a promotional item in exchange for this blog post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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