Can't believe the weekend is over ~ maybe because I spent most of it trying to find a comfortable way to position my body. My GERD is really hitting me hard. Today the acid reflux part is less but the back is sore and tight. So I think I am on the mend.
I was encouraged this morning during my devotional time. I have been struggling with my prayer time, feeling like I am farther from God and struggling to be heard. God met me right where I am and for that I am thankful.
Wow!! Don't lose heart but keep on praying.
Prayer is our soul crying out in our inadequacy to a God who is adequate,
who is able to do what we cannot do.
Prayer should be preventative not remedial. When I am not feeling stressed, anxious, afraid is when I should be praying and seeking God's council so that I might be shored up and ready to face the pressures of life that will be coming my way.
Wow -- claiming Matthew 26:41 ~ praying that I not be led into temptation before I am tempted.
What a great concept. A lesson I should have learned a long time ago.
And then Proverbs 19:15-25
Where we are given many comparisons of what we should be or not be doing.
Verse 20 says
and is a reminder to me to seek God's council in all my decisions.
I want to be the helper and servant that God wants me to be
yet at the same time I do not want to be an enabler either.
Sometimes I jump in without thinking and praying about a situation.
Thank you Lord for this reminder this morning.
And then 2 Timothy 2:14-19
says I need to be diligent to present myself to God.
Learning life lessons can be hard, some things we learn very quickly,
sometimes we make the same mistake over and over before we learn something.
I remember a time I was struggling with something and Marla asked me 'is that working for you?" and I had to say "no." Then came the question, "what can you do differently to make it work, make it right?"
God is the best Teacher we could ask for. He is patient and kind and He will guide us each and every step in our lives...we need to keep our eyes, ears, mind open to where the Lord is guiding us and to seek His will in our life all the time, not just when it is convenient for us.
Thank you Lord for your patience with me,
for guiding me,
and for reminding me to seek you daily,
to prepare myself each day for whatever comes my way
and to trust you every minute of every day.