The worries and burdens pressed onto my shoulders, I passed onto Him.
This new prayer, this earnest prayer, I felt, truly connected me to my God.
Before, I could barely keep awake and my mind focused on the words I was telling my Lord..Now, as I felt the coldness beneath me and the humble position that I knelt, I understood this needed position of prayer. I understood what the person meant when they shared to me what an impact it had on them.
The words, before, that couldnt come out as they should, poured out this morning. I unloaded everything to Him. My heart, heavy, more then ever before, with the desire to do my Fathers work. To make Him proud. Tired of this every day mundane life..worried that I would miss out on something He wanted me to do, because I was too busy wrapped up in me. I want to be part of giving rest to weary, feeding the hungry, sharing Gods love..
How can I do this if I become so consumed with work,life...I watch it all around me.
We can become "asleep", the deadliest form to be.
We can become okay with where we are in our relationship with Christ..
Form excuses to not do His work, when we forget our God is ever powerful and can move mountains if we just trust Him.
My time is not my own, but my Fathers. I have a great work to do...and He has asked me to do it.
I pray that He opens doors..and opens my eyes, to the path He wants me to go.
As I prayed, I cried out for my children, that I can guide them also.
The great responsibility on my shoulders to bring them to Christ. My children, at such a tender age, easily could be swayed by the world. Times, I feel the pressure of a single mom, raising my children alone, no one to unload to. No one to help in making sure they are raised to Christ. I asked Him to please help me. Help me not to mess up. To make sure that they are in Heaven also. That they dont live the life I did. That they can see Christ through me.
Again...God answered. Again, His words soothed me, reminding me, I am not alone.
My friends. again I encourage you to pray as I have prayed this morning, knees bent and face to the floor. I promise you will feel the connection that I did.
Pause, and wait for His answers. Open His word to see His response. God is good...all the time.
His words to me this morning after my prayer-
The Lord says,"Listen to me, Jacob, my servant. You are my people. I have chosen you to be mine. I am The Lord who created you, who formed you in the womb. I will help you. Dont be afraid. You are my servant, my chosen people who I love. I will give water to the thirsty land and make streams flow on the dry ground.
I will pour out my Spirit on your children and my blessings to your offspring.
They will spring up and grow like well-watered grass in a meadow, like willows next to flowing streams.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (ERV)
14 and if my people who are called by my name become humble and pray, and look for me, and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin and heal their land.
One can put too many ingredients into a smoothie as I have learned today..haha ;)
So I omitted the celery in the original smoothie(funky after taste) and gave you a better version~
Go Green Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie
Remember freeze your fruit the night before!
2 chopped frozen bananas
1 cup pineapple cubed frozen
1 cup strawberries
1 cup kale
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2-1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 TB stevia/agave/honey
I rather eyeball and dump my ingredients..the joys of smoothie making!