Today I’m getting per-so-nal! Not physical, personal. haha. Just wanted to clear that up. ;–) I ask for my couples to get personal with me a lot; meeting them for the first time, telling me about their relationship, cuddling with their honey at their engagement session, on their wedding day and through out the process of their planning. I am so grateful to all my couples for opening up to me. So I guess it is only appropriate that I reciprocate. You might see some more personal post on here. A look into my world, emotions and thoughts.
To get serious with you right away, for 2014 I want a life that will be determined/successful, to be a blessing to others and become better at listening to what the Lords wants me to do… on a daily basis. Have you ever thought of the concept of listening to the Lord daily? Growing up in a Christian home my faith became routine until my adult years. It wasn’t until most recently when I put my faith to action and experience.
My life has taken a drastic upside down changed in the last few years and through these experiences the only choice I had was to pray to the Lord and listen to what he wanted me to do next. I will say that I struggled a lot and tried to debate the concept of listening to the Lord with many other Christians. I was certain that God favored them over me. A christian for 27 years, I felt like I was rarely hearing from the Lord. Especially when I felt like I needed to hear from him. Trust me, I have heard a thousand, “The Lord doesn’t answers all your prayers with a yes, but he does answer them” sermons. I was convinced that the Lord was teaching me a lesson for some reason. Or that I didn’t have the special gift of hearing from the Lord. Like I said, the Lord was all I had these last two years. In a way, I was forced to pray, listen and follow. Daily. As we should.
I began 2014 doing just that. Praying every single day, journaling, writing out my prayers, repeat. Things would come up and it was down to the wire that I needed a miracle and at the last possible second my prayer was answered. From small things to very huge things, my prayers were answered. During my prayer time I was learning not to pray for the answer I wanted (as I usual did), but asking the Lord what he wanted me to do and then for that door to open. I honestly thought, “what do I have to lose to ask God for help?” God had my life mapped out anyways so he will know exactly what the next best step would be. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Matthew 6:25-34 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life.”
I wanted to write about prayer not to brag about my prayers being answered but to give you hope and direction. Whatever you are struggling/frustrated with, pray! And Pray knowing that whatever the answer or outcome is it IS the right answer. The Lord knows the outcome and he will be there with you through it. Just trust him. It’s a very cool thing to go through and to experience his love and provision. And of course if you are reading this and need to talk ,please, do not hesitate to message me. firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a wonderful site set up for online prayer needs called Prayer Works!. It’s the coolest thing. Its all confidential. So if you feel like no one can pray for your needs definitely go here and receive prayer.
Be blessed – prayer is a beautiful thing.