Feb 4, 2013

having the flu is a great reason to pray

I'm trying to pray more, make it more of a pattern. I pray small prayers but I don't fully enter in to time talking with God.

today, a sick day spent at home, was a good chance. It was a chance to spend waking thoughts in bed on gratefulnesses for a comfortable home and that god knew this is how we would spend our date week and requests for mercy and healing for others.

I don't want to be hyper spiritual, but I also don't want to waste my life.

praying tonight for god to protect Ian from this bug and to rest our souls well

Thank you, always


Summer said...

It is such a blessing sometimes to be forced to slow down and just focus on prayer. But I do hope you will be feeling better soon :(


Anonymous said...

Praying you will feel better soon. God does give us time of prayer when we least expect it!
♥ Rene

Kristen said...

read this and it was comforting to me. thought I'd share it with you both. Blessings, Kristen

"Then He said to them all: If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me." Luke 9:23

It is our own cross, and not some other man's which we are to take up. It is the particular cross that God lays at our own feet, which we are to bear. We are never to make crosses for ourselves but we are always to accept those which our heavenly Father has allotted to us. Each one's own cross is the best for him.

Sometimes we think that our circumstances are peculiarly hard, and we compare it with the circumstances of this or that other person, and wish we had his cross instead of our own. But we do not know what other people's crosses really are. If we did, we might not want to exchange. If we put that cross which seems woven of flowers on our shoulders we might find it filled with sharp thorns under the flowers! That cross of gold which seems so bright we would find so heavy that it would crush us!

The easiest cross for each one of us to bear, is our own!

"Brothers, each man, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation which God called him to!" 1 Corinthians 7:24

"I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in poverty. I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength!" Philippians 4:11-13

(J.R. Miller)

Anonymous said...

I am entering into full-time hospice care with my dad for who knows how long. I will be getting just a small taste of your life. He is faithful, and good, all the time.


Pretty lady said...

"I don't want to be hyper spiritual, but I also don't want to waste my life."

God used your words tonight to shake me & convict me.

I will be letting this sink as I celebrate another year of life.

Leslie Dawn said...