Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

Sunday, April 25, 2010

BECAUSE OF LOVE


LIKE SO MANY OF US....WE HAVE INSURMOUNTABLE STRESS AT TIMES IN OUR DAILY LIVES....THERE JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY...
MY PROBLEM IS TRYING TO PICK UP EVERYONE ELSE'S AND THINKING THAT MAYBE I CAN FIX IT BY PRAYER.....I HEARD MYSELF SAY THAT TO MYSELF AND BOY! DID IT TURN ON A LIGHT BULB IN MY MIND...........
MY PRAYING DOESN'T FIX ANYTHING....AND THAT'S WHY I GET SO FRUSTRATED WHEN I DON'T GET THE ANSWERS LIKE I THINK THEY SHOULD COME OR WHEN THEY SHOULD BE ANSWERED....AFTER ALL...HAVEN'T I SPENT EXHAUSTING AMOUNT OF EMOTIONAL TIME AND EFFORT OVER THESE NEEDS....GOD! DO YOU HEAR ME?
DON'T YOU LOVE IT WHEN HE DOESN'T ANSWER....HE EITHER WANTS US TO LISTEN TO OURSELVES, OR GET STILL ENOUGH TO HEAR HIM...
I DON'T KNOW WHY...BUT ONE THING THAT WILL GET ME STILL IS THE WONDERFUL AND GLORIOUS FACE OF ONE OF HIS ANIMAL CREATIONS...
WE USE TO LIVE ON A BIRD PRESERVE...AND THERE WERE A NUMBER OF RACCOONS THAT WOULD COME SO CLOSE YOU COULD PET THEM....ALTHOUGH YOU DIDN'T DARE....
I WAS IN LOVE WITH ONE I CALLED KITTY....AND THIS PICTURE THAT POPPED UP WHILE PICTURE BROWSING REMINDED ME OF HER.....I FORGOT ALL OF MY PROBLEMS AND FRUSTRATIONS IN A SECOND....
THE SCRIPTURE SAYS...WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE TRUE, WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE HONEST, JUST, AND PURE...WHATSOEVER THINGS ARE LOVELY AND A GOOD REPORT...IF THERE BE ANY VIRTUE, ANY PRAISE...THINK ON THESE THINGS........PHILIPPIANS 4:8
IT'S HARD TO DO THIS WHEN ALL AROUND YOU SEEMS IN CHAOS AND/OR YOUR HEART FEELS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BREAK...OR WHEN YOU DESPERATELY HAVE A NEED AND ANSWER TO SOMETHING YOU ARE SO CONFUSED OVER AND CAN'T MAKE A DECISION ABOUT SOMETHING THAT NEEDS ONE...
THAT'S THE KEY......THAT'S THE LIGHT THAT WENT OFF IN MY THINKING.............PRAYER...........
I'VE BEEN JUDGING MYSELF FOR UNANSWERED PRAYER....AND SELF CONDEMNATION WILL NEVER ALLOW FAITH TO MOVE MOUNTAINS....AND MY FAITH WILL NEVER MOVE MOUNTAINS UNTIL I COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT IT IS THE "INTERCEDING CHRIST" WHO TAKES WHAT I BRING TO HIM AND THEN TAKES THAT BEFORE HIS FATHER, FOR THE ANSWER...
WHEN I TAKE IT TO CHRIST....I'M TO LEAVE IT WITH HIM...BELIEVING THAT WHATEVER THE ANSWER IS...IT IS JUST AND TRUE...AND GIVEN OUT OF LOVE....
THANK YOU LORD FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LITTLE CREATURES...FOR YOUR MIGHTY ONES TOO...FOR BIRDS THAT FLY IN YOUR ENDLESS SKY...I GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE TO YOU...
I'M NOT PRACTICING POSITIVE THINKING...BECAUSE SOMETIMES WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE THE POSITIVE ANSWER IS QUITE THE OPPOSITE OF GOD'S PERFECT WILL....
THANK YOU LORD THAT AS I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU...YOU HAVE PROMISED TO KEEP IT ALL, AND WORK IT TOGETHER FOR GOOD....BECAUSE OF LOVE....

2 comments:

Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @ comfortedbyGod.blogspot.com

Hi! This is my first visit to your blog--your prayer is truly precious and honest! I love to hear how God is moving in the hearts of others. You have a beautiful ministry on your blog. Keep up the good work!

SHEBET said...

Thank you kindly for your comment...the Lord is gracious to encourage my heart in this way...jOY (shebet)