This is kind of vague, but we really need some prayers this week. God has been moving, and has given us a call. We need prayers for His will to be done and for Him to move the hurdles. We need prayers for the hearts of those involved in the decision making. We serve a BIG God!!! I believe He can do amazing things!!
He doesn't call us to just sit and wait tho. We are to take action. In this case, our current action is persistent prayer. Prayer does more than we could ever know!!
I also need prayer to write Janie Beth's story. I have been asked to share it and having Joy Michelle after her. It will be about God's grace and redemption.
God is working in my heart and changing my desires. He has molded me into a person I never thought I would be. He is still molding me. I feel as though He has me in the Refiner's fire right now. It is a somewhat lonely place to be, but He is close beside me! Once again, He is changing my heart and my desires. He is asking me questions that I don't like how I answer.
Kristi's pastor asked the following questions a couple weeks ago, and they have been on my mind a lot.
1.According to your convictions: in order, what do you feel should be the top five priorities in your life?
2.According to the actual outflow of your time: in order, what really are the top five priorities in your life?
WOW!!! That is convicting! I have begun to look around my house and in myself and asking the question, how does this glorify God.
I have been reading "The Seasons of a Mother's Heart" by Sally Clarkson. Amazing!!! She has been talking about building your house. What seeds will I have to plant? What fruit are they going to bear? What is the cost of my building? What am I trying to build? What foundation am I building on?
What makes up a foundation on the Rock versus a foundation on the sand?
This question really stuck out to me. To build on the Rock, I need to lay a foundation of faith, prayer, the Word, hope, love, the fruits of the Spirit, communication. To build on the sand is much easier! Building on the sand doesn't require any effort, just stick them in front of the tv, computer, electronic game, and hope that they are somewhat moral when they leave your house. Building on the Rock takes time, effort; it takes a plan. I have to know what we are building on and what the building is supposed to look like. It will take time and hours on my knees. I must parent on my knees!! What is the main room that I am trying to build? Loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. What will it cost me? My heart, soul, mind, and strength. Whatever I am trying to build it will cost me exactly that. It will cost me the humility to do it myself first. Let me tell you, it is going to cost a lot because I have a far way to go! But, that is ok! I have counted the cost and I am still going to answer the call to change my heritage and raise children that Love God, love others, live lives of faith in the Lord Jesus, and make war on the floor. Deuteronomy 30:6 is the verse I am claiming!!! "And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." My cost will be the circumcision of my own heart. A cost I am more than willing to take because it is my desire.
Well, I kind of got off the topic that I came on to type about. LOL Not the first time and won't be the last. :)
If you think about us, please pray for God to be big!!! I am claiming Eph 3:20! He is able to do "exceedingly abundantly above all I could ever ask or think."