A Prayer

Great is thy faithfulness Lord, and lousy is my example at times. I ask for your forgiveness. In Luke 18:29, 30 you say that no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children will fail to receive many times as much in this age AND the age to come eternal life. That not only means missionary work but in attending church. Go alone even if no one else will go. Do the class the Lord has put in your heart even if it means leaving friends and your husband in the other one you’ve grown to love, even if it means missing out on an event with family (church or immediate) because God has a divine appointment set up and it’s potentially Kingdom building. Keep me focused on You.

Lord,  You are leading me and as much as it scares me I have several watching me, following my footprints. I do not want to be their leader. I hope Lord God that I can show them the true leader Lord is You. I want to reach a place I can go to the back of the line and they progress without my lead. It’s a very serious position to be in knowing everyone is watching you. That they take you serious. I pray nothing more that the trust they have put in me can transition to a love relationship with You.

Lord, keep my head out of the worlds business. I want no part of it. Break me for all that breaks You. Keep me sensitive. This world tries so hard to use the cracks You’ve allowed in my life to grow me bitter, weary, indifferent, uncaring, and unfocused. It wants nothing more but to put this light out that You’ve grown in me.

Satan knows my potential. He knows my strengths and is all giddy over my weaknesses but God,  he also knows that because of Your love and Your Word I KNOW who I am in You and it terrifies him. May those I lead Lord God be inspired to be BOLD for You. May they love you more and more every day.

Lord God, allow me this in this lifetime. If they only knew of their value and worth in Your eyes. If they could just see it. Lord God, help me show them. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Prayer is not a talk with an absence but with an ominpresent Presence.

We Must Not Faint

Thinking back on the stories told to me by the elders in my life, I recall their memories of how on any given school day it started with prayer, God’s Word, and the pledge of allegiance. Universally this was accepted as they had respect and a humbleness we, in today’s time have seemed to have forgotten.

We seem to only appreciate this come the 4th of July, anymore.

The Pledge of Allegiance and prayer, was not something to be taken lightly. It was important.

Sweet Grandma (born in 1925) and my daughter.

Slowly this way of usual routine has dwindled. It has become like an idea shredded in the wastebasket. Disregarded.

I seen this fall start in my childhood. I remember comparing the raising I was given to that of theirs and it was very different.

The 21 century standard seems to be that of silencing anything moral and of Biblical principal  at any cost, as if it is a plague robbing life from our human existence.

If I may so, the world I am in today is much more sad and angry than that of even just 30 years ago. Times then were by no means perfect. I endured the most traumatic time of my life then but I still stand on the idea that it’s a much darker place.

Why is it this way?

Have we, who claim to stand on Biblical principles and moral foundations, allowed ourselves to grow faint in our prayers? Have we allowed ourselves to be silenced?

Luke 18:1-8

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

A special place in Texas

I will ponder on this awhile. I will seek to see if I am a part of the problem. I do not want to be silent. I do want to grow faint. I want to show others a way out of this darkness. I want to show them the Everlasting Light. We must always be praying and lifting one another up. We must never stop.

Psalm 34:10

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

I encourage you to keep on fighting the good fight and to know you are not alone.