heels . .who was just 2. Anyway, the scripture for today that got to me was from Phil 4:6:
Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let you requests be made known to God.
And I was also touched by this one too from Proverbs 27.18:
He who waits on his master will be honored.
Waiting is very hard, believe me, I can give you a few examples of when I just could not wait and other times when HE blessed me so because I waited. It is a daily thing. I wait each year for the opportunity to go North and visit with my siblings and their families. I waited over nine months for the birth of my daughter and I could not wait the nine months for the birth of our son. I sort of like 'sped' up that delivery and even though other complications could of interferred, I had to get over tremendous guilt when he was born with lungs that were not quite ready to breath!
Oh Lord, be anxious for nothing . . not for what tomorrow brings . .not for how my son will behave . .not for these last 10-12 pounds to leave . .not for what the Holy Spirit will show . .not for answered prayer for this or that one . .not for . .the list could go on and on.
In the past few days, the Enemy has been trying to get me to be anxious .. to worry . .cause things are not changing fast enough . ..like the house has not sold yet . .we can't do this cause of this . . and when this happens . .then this . . .. .oh Lord. Anxious.
But in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving . . .
Oh Lord, I am so so so very thankful for WHAT has occured, WHAT has been answered, and the glory that turns up each day, no each moment, is tremendous.
But let your requests be know to God. How refreshing to know, I can come to you anytime and always and make those requests know. Amen.
Lord, thank You for Your word, for the girls in our Daughters of the King cell group, may each one of them and their extended families have needs met, hearts healed, and may their light for YOU shine brightly to the ones You bring to them. Lord, specifically for the one whose Grandma is preparing to meet you. Lord, for the one being a single mom - help. Lord for the several who are dealing with hurts from their childhoood .. may they believe that Freedom is around the corner. Lord, our home needs to sell. I know YOU will do it, make it a quick sell, follow it through and provide a place to rent until we can build the new one. Lord, I am so delighted that You have given me complete peace for this situation, the Enemy has not even tried to trip me up in this area - as he knows . .as I have declared it. Perfect Peace. Lord, for Brendan as he handles that total situation. Lord, for the continued restoration, and reform that is needed within the four walls of our home . .the cavaities of our hearts . .all of ours and for the need to love you like no one else. May they want YOU as much as they possible could. Lord, for the family up North and here . that are struggling, meet needs, open and close doors, and may they too SEEK YOU like never before. Lord for my dear sweet warriors with YOU . .and our journey that has been such a roller coaster in the past 8 months ..provide guidance and a clear path. Lord for the beautiful NEW people you have placed in our path -- wow, thanks. Bless them. And Lord, as the summer winds down - may I feel a complete and total rest in YOU and prepare me for the new job in August. Lord, last year, I did not want to think about our anniversary as it came and well . .oh well . .this year, year, as now we have been married for 24 years as of the 15th .. .and we begin our 25th year of marriage . .Lord, you know the plans for us . .they are exceedingly and abundantly more than I could ever imagine. I am just saying -- I am READY to be wowed -- I know you want that for me. Thank you. I am claiming it now- thank you. Amen.
Lord, help me not be anxious for nothing .. .and I will continue to pray with thanksgiving and I will continue to make my requests known to YOU. And thank you for the gift of understanding that waiting on you . .is the best thing ever. Amen.
- Your daughter, your beautiful and perfect princess, Michelle