Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lord thank you for the wake up call!

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.
Dear Lord, I thank You for this day. I thank You for my being able to
see and to hear this morning. I'm blessed because You are a forgiving
God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep
on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or
thought that was not pleasing to you.

I ask now for Your forgiveness. Please keep me safe from all danger
and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of
gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind
so that I can hear from You. Please broaden my mind that I can accept
all things. Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control
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 to
use me to do Your will. Continue to bless me that I may be a
blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak... Keep
me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray
for those that are lost and can't find their way. I pray for those that
are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don't know You
intimately. I pray for those that will delete this without sharing it
with others. I pray for those that don't believe.

But I thank you that I believe. I believe that God changes people and
God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For each and
every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy
in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met. I
pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem,
circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your
hands for You to fight.
I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that
sees it.
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??? LOL

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 :)

God Bless,


Susanne said...

Sandra isn't it amazing how God sees your repentence and causes someone to send just the email of all things? I'm so glad He touched your heart.

Barb said...

I'm so glad you're getting yourself grounded in the Word again, Sandra. It's the best solution for feeling overwhelmed I know of.

Do not despair - I have over 300 new posts in bloglines - rather than freak out, I'm just doing the best I can. It's impossible unless you have about 48 uninterrupted hours to sit in front of your computer. I can't do that because my rear end goes to sleep and it hurts!

And you shouldn't worry about a bad critique - he's a really nice man and you have a really nice blog. Go for it!

Looney Mom™ said...

I think we all go through that at one time or another. I think maybe it's necessary sometimes because if we didn't go through the dry spells then we wouldn't appreciate the water afterwards. Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Hugs and love Sandra. We all need a wake-up call now and again. xxxxxkisses and prayers for you and hubby.

Michelle said...

I'm keeping your hubby in my prayers regarding his lab work; praying he'll get to the dr and find out what is going on.

I had my blog critiqued by him, and I've read a lot of other blogs he's critiqued. It's not that bad and he's nice and kind with his reviews!

Andrea@Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Praying for your husband and for you - that you would feel peace and comfort. God is faithful, and He uses even the simplest things to minister to our hearts.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I was thrilled with your story time idea. What a fantastic idea! I am really looking forward to doing it with Eve, but I am going to make sure I have a tape recording it all. I just know it will be hilarious. Three year olds never let you down in the laughs department!

Those rolls...so going to make them! You've never let me down with a recipe yet!


Anabela said...

Hi Sandra, haven't been able to come by the last couple of days. Didn't realise you're feeling so overwhelmed. I'll just leave you with one word (an acronym really) which my friend Fi said to me the other day: EGBOK! It stands for everything's gonna be ok. Take care and lots of love.

P. said...

Obrigada pela sua visita.
Entretanto dei uma vista de olhos pelos seus blogs e gostei de todos eles.
Agora que já sei o caminho hei - de voltar mais vezes.

Unknown said...

I can see that you received a comment in portuguese, that's good.
Listen, stay in pray, trust on God, relax, let Him work on your problems.Just do your side and let the rest to our Lord.
God bless you

Christina said...

I just read about your hubby's test and I will be praying for him. I think the prayer you prayed is very moving and God will be with you through this and I am sure it will turn out ck. I become complacent at times too and so I know what you mean. I have to keep getting myself back on track. Glad to hear I am not alone.