Lord thank you for the wake up call!8:18 AM
Thank you to those that sent out a prayer for my hubby, I am calm and I know that it's in the Lord's hands so no use worrying about it, but it's great to know that we are being thought of.
I have to tell you that yesterday I was so frustrated and I couldn't understand why it seemed that everything was just coming at me all of a sudden but then it hit me.......I've strayed and I've become complacent with the Lord and this is definitely a wake up call.
I'm ok with it because it means that I may have to go through some scares and some down times but it's just so that I can open my eyes to the fact that I've gotten lazy and I need to grab hold of the Lord's hand and go back to being the good and devout Christian that I was....or rather still AM!
I've found that in my life there's good times and then there's times when things seem to go downhill, but there's always a constant and a pattern, it's during the period that I've started loosening the grip on the Lord's hand, I stop reading the Bible and Christian books, I even find myself going days without praying....I'm ashamed!
I let life around me dictate my relationship with God and THAT my dear friends is not a good thing for me.
I want to go back to the feeling of utter happiness, no worries, contentment with my life and knowing that even the smallest things are being overseen by God. Am I there right now??? Not even close!!!
So I'm resolving and deciding this morning, yet again, to turn back to the Lord instead of facing away from him and how lucky we are to have a loving Father who is always ready to take us back, always with open arms.
Interesting enough I got this prayer from my stepmom Nela, this morning, I prayed and I cried during the prayer....anyone else ever do that??? I'm so emotional with things like this, anyway I thought I would share it with you all.
I'm right now in the middle of visiting all the blogs in my bloglines, boy is there a lot, I've come a long way though so you'll be sure to see me pop up and say hi today. I've missed seeing what everyone is up to, there's such interesting posts going on and there's also a lot of pregnant ladies out there....is there something in the water I should be watching out for??? LOLDear Lord, I thank You for this day. I thank You for my being able tosee and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgivingGod and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keepon blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said orthought that was not pleasing to you.I ask now for Your forgiveness. Please keep me safe from all dangerand harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty ofgratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mindso that I can hear from You. Please broaden my mind that I can acceptall things. Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no controlover.And It's the best response when I'm pushed beyond my limits.I know that when I can't pray, You listen to my heart. Continue touse me to do Your will. Continue to bless me that I may be ablessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak... Keepme uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I prayfor those that are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those thatare misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know Youintimately. I pray for those that will delete this without sharing itwith others. I pray for those that don't believe.But I thank you that I believe. I believe that God changes people andGod changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each andevery family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joyin their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met. Ipray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem,circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Yourhands for You to fight.I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye thatsees it.
I see that some of you were brave enough to have your blogs critiqued, me, I'm not that brave and I'm afraid that I would probably be crying in a corner if he said anything mean about my blog. Not that it matters really, I mean I started this blog for my family and to keep them updated in what we're doing and where we're going....but still the thought of anyone not liking me would be heart breaking LOL
So if you're strong enough and can take it, why don't you send your blog in and see what they write in return???
I'm going to finish visiting the blogs and then get started on my bread rolls, my mouth is watering just thinking about them. I'll let you all know how they turned out :)