"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Sensational Scent of Prayer

The other day Inspired Reads shared some free books for kindle.  One of them was The Sensational Scent of Prayer by Rachel Wojnarowski.  I am only half way through it but really loving it so far.  It’s not free anymore but is only $3 so I think it is worth it!
Here is the description found on Amazon.

What does prayer smell like?
One year of Bible study.
One summer of Bible teaching.

One ebook: “The Sensational Scent of Prayer.”
Each step brought the familiar sights and sounds closer. The annual trek to the tabernacle was one dreaded by Hannah. The trip only meant more of the teasing and taunting; when would it ever end?
As the smell of the constant, burning incense of tabernacle lamps became stronger and stronger, Hannah’s broken spirit poured out words of desperation. Anguish flooded her body, disabling her voice.

The tabernacle’s perfumes waft higher into the air and Hannah’s prayers trailed just behind them, soaring to the heavens, rousing the attention of her heavenly Father…

The One Who loves:
The Sensational Scent of Prayer.

Foreword by Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 Ministries


Here is a part that really spoke to me:

By praising God in the worst circumstances, we fulfill the reason for our very creation.  We were made to worship, and we spend much of our entire lives for fulfillment of that purpose, seeking the completion of that desire in all the wrong ways.  But when we praise God in less-than-pleasing situations, He is magnified beyond measure.  This praise is life-transforming.  When we praise God, our hearts & lives are changed.

Now there have been many times I should have praised God in my bad situations but instead I just sat & complained more.  Not until I realized I needed to go to God & pour out my heart, leave it all at His feet did I have some peace.

When you pray you are growing that relationship with God, our Father.  If you want to be close to your husband, friend or whoever, we talk to them right?  So the more we pray and talk to God, the closer we get to Him! 

I do my best now to praise Him in the good AND the bad!  I have more peace now, and don’t worry so much when things pop up.  He is in control and whatever happens will be good because it is His decision.  I just have to step out of the way, trust Him & let Him do it!

Stepping out of the way is hard to do but by getting out of His way you get to see God’s glory!!  (more of getting out of the way later)

Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" John 11:40

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Cynthia Stevenson said...

Wonderful post! Your words and honesty are refreshing and inspiring. I'm defintely buying the book you introduced. Many blessings!

Nicole said...

Thank you Cynthia!! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I have!!

Have a blessed weekend!

Rachel Wojnarowski said...

Thank you so much for recommending my ebook- I know I'm a bit late on the thanks. :) The paperback is out now for $5.99! Thanks for the encouraging word!


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