As many of you know I’m in a Bible study about prayer. It’s a 6 wk study and we just finished up week 5.
I started applying the principles she teaches & I just wasn’t “feeling” God like I thought I would at this point.
I was starting to get jealous of the women in my study who had such adoration & “awe-ness” off God – knowing that there was a time in my life when I felt the same way and I haven’t been “feeling” Him like that lately.
So, I began with a personal prayer time while I drove to my appointment lon Wednesday. I didn’t really know where to begin my “prayer” so I just started talking to Him. I told him about my jealousy and asked for forgiveness. I told him of my current inner struggles with body image, self esteem & worry over LOTS of things. Then, I just told Him I was handing it all over because there was nothing else for me to do.
You guys. This is huge. Just a few weeks ago I told our study that I just wasn’t at a place where I could literally hand it all over to God. But I did. I thought I’d “feel” something at this point – maybe a confirmation from God letting me know I was doing what I needed to be doing – but there was only silence.
Thursday morning I said a few little prayers throughout the morning and went to put the dishes away. While I was bending over to pick up a plate and put it away my ears starting ringing and I thought to myself: ‘I wonder if one of the ladies from bible study is praying for me.’ And then I finished with my chores.
Last night I went to a friend’s house for a Jamie at Home Party and a few of the ladies from bible study happened to be there. After about an hour or so we talked about how awful Wednesday morning had been for the children at our study – they were all in terrible moods – mine being the WORST ones! (seriously people – they were insane) ANYWAY – one of the girls at the party looks over at me and says, “You know, I prayed for you today. I got your prayer request from the basket.” So I then said, “Do you mind telling me when you prayed?” She looked a little surprised and then says, “It was in the morning.”
God just answered my prayer. He knew that I needed to see His work be done – I needed that “awe-ness” to be slapped in my face. And you guys – he slapped it good.
I know it seems like such a little & silly thing – but to me – it was HUGE.
So, keep on praying people. God does hear us. Us little beings here on earth. He loves each of us.
What prayers have you seen answered lately?
Many of you saw Kristy’s work when I featured her last month. Well you guys, she’s at it again. I swear, this lady is not only so sweet & kind, but she has creativity written ALL over her. I wish I had the skills that she does – but thankfully at least I can utilize what she’s created right?! This month she has some pretty adorable stuff to get you in the mood for BACK TO SCHOOL!!! With my little one heading off to preschool this year, this little package is quite exciting for me.
Here’s a little preview of some of the wallets she has:
and how cute do my boys look with it:
aaah!!! They are getting so big!
But there is SO much more, here’s a little sneak peak:
See those little daily note cards? I’m pretty sure they will be all over my home shortly!
I’m pretty sure this will be printed and hung in the girl’s rooms ASAP!
Download your own alphabet printable on Kristy’s Facebook page: Kristy Life’N’Reflection
Pretty much I love this girl. I love her work & her kind heart. Head on over to read all about her Inspired Notebook collection on her blog.