Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

Tune In!

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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If you want to hear God more often, then make it easy for Him!  Listen to Christian music, subscribe to blogs, devotionals, talk to other Christians, etc.  God uses all these things to speak directly to you.  I was reminded of this last night.

I wasn’t having a very good evening.  I was lonely.  I was missing my son terribly.  And what was I doing?  Sitting on the couch reading a James Patterson novel flipping back and forth on the tv watching nothing worth talking about!  Finally, I decided to take a bath (which is where I like to just soak and pray – TMI, I know – sorry!)  Anyway, I didn’t blast Christian music (which is also what I like to do as I soak and pray) but instead just soaked and prayed and I admit, cried some.  😦

When I got out, I decided to catch up on some of my devotionals and what was the first devotional I read?  “If you want an antidote for loneliness, here it is:  You will never be separated from God’s love….You will never be lonely because you can tune into God’s love.”  (Thank you Daily Hope with Rick Warren!)

I realized that I hadn’t been reading my daily bible readings, listening to Christian music, or spending much time at all with the One who loves me the most.  Duh.  No wonder I was feeling blue!

I grinned up at God, said “got it!”, he said “good” and I immediately felt better.

What does faith mean to you?

Posted: August 25, 2012 in Faith
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To me it means hope.  Hope for something better.  The bible says faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  What do you think?

It’s hard to do, isn’t it?  Having faith.  People say, “just have faith!”.  But when you are in pain and are suffering oh how hard it is to “just have faith”.  It’s taken me a few years, and I still struggle with it.  I want God to just fix my problems, don’t you?  You KNOW he’s capable.  Yet, He sometimes chooses not to.

A while back when I was bursting full of faith, I prayed and prayed about an issue that I wanted help with.  I just knew He was going to answer my prayer.  I was certain.  Yet, my prayer did not get answered.  I was crushed.  And then I checked my devotional for the day and guess what it said?  Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways”

Amazing.  It always happens that way.  When I need an encouraging word, I get it.  Either by a devotional, a bible reading, a song on the radio, a friend.  Even when my prayer isn’t answered, my faith is always renewed.