Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wishing To Hear God More Clearly

I was sent something about hearing God...specifically, they were referring to Moses.  Moses had a special relationship with God.  God would actually talk to him, and Moses would hear His voice.  Isn't that amazing?

Has there ever been a time in your life when you wish that you could hear God more clearly?  Wouldn't it be more reassuring if we could just talk to God and hear His answers.  I've wished this so many times.

Life's uncertainties have caused me so many sleepless nights.  I've cried out to God so many times.  I would have and still would give almost anything to hear God more clearly.  I just want to know that I'm going in the direction He wants me to go in.  I want to know that He's pleased with my decisions.  I just want to know that everything will be OK.  A lot of people would say that this is when faith comes in to play, and they would be right.

I'm going to continue to move forward with God.  I'm going to continue to expect the Lord's blessings.

God bless.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Unanswered Prayers

What do you do when prayer doesn't seem to give you the desired answers you expected? just continue to pray.  Right?

I have to admit that my prayers haven't turned out the way I thought they would.  I thought that I would see miraculous things start to happen...especially when my mother and I started agreeing in prayer.  This hasn't been the case.  Don't get me wrong.  God has saved us from losing our home.  God kept food in our fridge.  God sent us the people we needed, when we needed them.  God was there through our trials when we thought we would lose everything  God is so good.

On my way to work, I usually pray for family, friends and myself.  I try to say prayers of thanks when it comes to my job.  I thank God that it will be a great day.  I thank God that I will have a successful, easygoing day.  I thank God that I will be able to resolve all issues.  By the grace of God, He usually comes through.  You see...I'm having a difficult time on my job.  I work hard, but it's a high profile, high stress job.  It's definitely not for me.  I'm scared everyday that I could possibly lose my job.  I'm just going to continue to trust that God will never allow this to happen.  God is good.

I'm not going to give up on the prayers that I'm believing in God for.  I know I just have to remain in faith...and remember....God is good.

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, thatin me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Staying In Faith For The Long Run

Last night, I had a conversation with God.  I talked to Him about prayers that my mother and I have been agreeing on, but have not been answered.  I've heard many times that it's OK to remind God about honoring His word.  

My mother and I have a list of prayers, but we haven't seen answers that I thought we would see.  I know that God's time isn't our time.  I know that God doesn't necessarily give us what we want, but He gives us what we need.  I'm just having a hard time believing that the this list of prayers that my mother and I have been praying for aren't things that God would want for us.  

You are probably wondering what some of the prayers are that we have requested from God.  Well, my mother and I have been praying to move to Texas.  We would like to connect with family that we have there.  There are so many family members that I've never met, and I know there are many that don't know I even exist.  It's always been a dream for me to move there, so when my father passed away my mother and I thought it would be a great idea to move.  We really don't have many family members where we are now.  

A second prayer is for our mother's in particular.  Her blood pressure has been dangerously high.  I worry about her.  She's under a lot of stress.  She's going to the doctor to get this under control, but it's been high for a while.  I have to admit that I'm scared for her.  These are just a couple of the prayers that we've asked for, but we have yet to see God work His miracles.

I know that God has amazing things in store for us.  My mother and I always say that we believe God is about to do something amazing for us.  I guess we've just been through so much, we wish God would answer now.  

I still believe that God is going to answer our prayers.  I still believe in the power of 2 people agreeing in prayer.  Maybe this is a test from God to see how long I will stay in faith.  I will say right now, "God...I'm in it for the long run."  

God bless.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.