Monday, April 08, 2013


Last week I mentioned that I was overwhelmed. Today as I feel a cool breeze blowing through my window I feel refreshed. A breath of fresh air.  God's grace continues to overwhelm my soul and give me rest.  

You see I'm a full time wife, mom and college student.  One of my classes has been slowly, but surely causing stress to creep up all around me.  This weekend I was set free.  An overwhelming peace came over me.  

 As I'm reading through my devotions on prayer and I begin the circle maker study at church I am reassured that God has me in this season to break me of myself and draw me closer to Him.  I am confident in this.  

If I'm going to be honest here, and I am, this week I learned something revolutionary: God hears our prayers the first time • After that we can thank Him for the way He will answer • Whether it's now or generations to come • He will fulfill His promise.  You know what?  I thought there was something wrong with me.  

Satan kept weaseling his way in and telling me our prayers weren't being answered because I didn't pray well enough, didn't read my Bible consistent enough and the list goes on.  You know what the problem was?  It was all about me.  Nothing I can do will make God answer my prayers instantly.  There is no ten point plan.  

But you know what, Jesus paid it all so that I could pray to my Heavenly Father.  So I could enter his kingdom.  He has blessed me beyond measure.  No matter how selfish I feel, I am blessed.  Even when our lives are tough, I want to be so grateful.  Grateful that through those times of trial I will grow closer with my Daddy.  

1 comment:

  1. I definitely struggle at times doing a list to be that christian woman I want to be and of course it gets me all off track.