The longer I have walked with God the more I realize that God has the long-term plan figured out and as I walk with him daily I can trust Him to keep me on the right path. God is working in you and me, giving us the desire and the power to do what pleases him – to accomplish God’s plan and purpose in our lives because we want our lives to make a difference – we want live with purpose because that satisfies our souls.

Knowing what God has called us to do becomes clear when we use the acronym P-R-A-Y.

  • P – Pray and God will listen – There is POWER in asking and seeking God
  • R – Recognize what you love and your gifts –
  • A – Apply what you learn –
  • Y – Yearn – desire more of God and His best for your life.

1. Pray!

  • The call of God in our lives is simply when we discover the God-given design within us
  • When we discover this – the Lord will bring opportunities but it is up to us to take advantage of the open doors

2. Recognize!

  • Take inventory of what you love to do!
  • Ask your friends and family what you are good at.
  • The S-H-A-P-E Class here at the Vineyard is one of the most important classes that you take – it helps you to discover what makes you tick!

3. Apply!

  •  We discover the God-given design for our lives and when that intersects with the needs around us. The call of God reflects the person God has created us to be – And that is what brings us joy and what causes us to thrive

4. Lastly To Yearn!

  • God stirs in our heart His plan and purpose for our lives and we find who we are along with peace.

So what is God calling you and me to do? God stirs in our heart His plan for our lives because He has created us with purpose. Let us Pray, Recognize, Apply and Year for the Lord’s so we may we find who we have been created to be and do.

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13 says,

From my heart to yours,


Author: DaNetta Fernandez

I'm a woman who loves God, married to my best friend Mario. I believe life is a gift and should be lived with purpose. I am a mother of three amazing adult children and my beautiful daughter-in-law; as well as, the Nana to Luke, Amourie and Nora. I love travel, audio books, hiking, cooking with Mario, baking, movies and just having fun!!! I enjoy working at USAA insurance company. I have been blessed to partner with my husband Mario in ministry for over 35 years.

2 thoughts on “P-R-A-Y”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing and for the wonderful powerful reminder of PRAYER:-) – Blessing!

  2. I was looking forward to this post (I knew you’d be writing about it some time in the future). I’m printing it!

    Love your encouragement, your wonderful teaching and writing style, but ABOVE ALL I love YOU!

    Proud to call you friend.

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