Here it is the 10th of January and I haven't even posted yet. I actually haven't done much of anything for the last 3 weeks except to wallow in self-pity. A few days before Christmas, I got a rousing hug from Rob and cracked a rib. Pain aside, I had such problems getting a deep breath that I sent myself further into the dumps. Well, phooey!!
I had a talk with God a couple of days ago. He listened, I prayed. He actually hears me when I talk to Him. I told him I was fed up with being in the pity-pot, had made myself so stressed that my whole being; body, mind and soul were out of sorts. I told him I had managed to get lost yet one more time. I asked for help. Whew! Just that admission gave me a small burst of energy. Isn't that the best?
Now when you pray ~ expect results! The Lord doesn't fool around. I got my help. I am breathing better, don't have to look up to see snails and believe it or not, the pain is bearable. I have some experience with prayer. I do it every day. I expect action. Sometimes I don't get to see the action, but I know it happens.
In early 1988, my late husband and I were finishing up a Marriage Encounter weekend. We were both sober a long time, brought up as Christians, but kind of lackluster in our faith. In the last 90 minutes of the weekend, we were writing letters to each other and suddenly he burst into tears saying, "I just love the Lord so much!" I cried as well, because I did too. Right then and there, we dropped to our knees and asked the Lord for forgiveness and offered our lives to him in whatever capacity He desired. By the end of the year, we were living part-time in Mexico as "retirees" and in less than a year more, we were serving God full time in that country. I was there for 15 years.
Maybe it's not all that dramatic for everyone or ever dramatic, but I know this: Jesus said that whatever the faithful ask in His name will be done. I don't know how much clearer that can be. When I tell you that I pray for you all every day ~ I do. Always it's for you as a whole, sometimes for individuals or situations. I don't know how you believe or what God is doing in your life, but know this. I pray.
So for this day in 2009, I'm asking you to tell me when you have a need. Ask me every day~I don't have to know all the details if you'd prefer not. I will pray. If you aren't already Christian be aware that I will also pray for you to become one. That's my word to Christ. My word to you is that I will pray. You can send me an e-mail if you don't want to leave a personal request in the comments, but I urge you to use me. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please try not to leave negative comments. Take me as I am.
For now lots of love and prayers,