Swings

Since I was a little child, swings have always been my go-to method of calming myself. I never really thought about it in that way until I happened to be in a local farming store a few weeks back and sat down in an egg-shaped swing that was on display. My troubles flew away as I gently swung from the chair. It was a stand version, suitable for placing inside or out. It was nice, but a bit too much for my budget. I reluctantly got up and continued shopping.

The next week I was back for something, and discovered the swing was on sale. It was still a bit of a stretch, but I reasoned that I needed it for my mental health, what with all that had been going on with child #3. I bought it and haven’t regretted my decision for a moment.

You see, I turned my new egg-shaped swing, into my prayer chair. This is where I go when I need to pray for someone or something or work a prayer strategy. The movie “War Room” is where the idea of having a special place to say your prayers and work a prayer strategy came from and if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

It’s amazing how God works in our lives, especially if we write down what or who needs our prayers and use that to remind ourselves how to pray. We need to spend time every day in prayer. If we do, our lives would come together more in peace. I find that everything is better when I pray every day and make that special chair time with God. Then, not only do my worries fly away with the freedom of the swing, but they fly to God, who can figure them out and enlighten me!!! I need all the help I can get!!!!

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

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