woman and I will show you a woman that pursued God.
I came across my spiral in my desk back from 2010. I read through the scriptures and the dates posted and thanked God for my pain at certain times and HIS word at others. As I reflected, I sat humbled...
Someone told me something today, how when God makes beauty out of ashes...HE takes the ashes...and makes the beauty, but we can't hold onto those ashes. Wow...I hope I never forget that.
I thought about the godly women around me who pursue God......
Lord, thank you for that one, she always listend to God and sent me a text or always answered my phone when I needed her to. May I never forget to do the same.
Lord, thank you for that one, a new friend, who did not really like me before all of this hurt, but cried for me, cried with me, and spoke truth into my life and gave me hope. May I do the same for others you send my way.
Lord, thank you for that first one that I sought counsel from so many years ago, thank you for her ministry and her heart knowledge.
Lord, thank you for that second one that prayed with me and I sat on her couch and she taught like no one else could. May I have that ability some day.
Lord thank you for the one right next door, that always smiled and always listened.
Lord, thank you for the newer one right next door at school, that always listened and smiled and prayed with me and Lord, may I return the favor.
Thank you for the ones that would send a card, or Facebook me, or just send me an email and they encouraged me and told me over and over that they were in prayer for me and my family and for us as a whole and they did not judge and they continued to pray and let me know -- it meant so much. May I be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and pray for those that you send my way in that same manner. Oh God, when I feel burdened or feel their pain--- may I be sensitive and not too busy. Lord, I don't ever want to be too busy.
Lord, thank you for the ones who stopped me in Wal-mart...or Publix. I mean, thank you for the ones that really DID pray and want healing for my family...not the ones that were seeking gossip...Lord, I do pray for those, may they never feel the pain of real rejection and may they seek you first and not learn the hard way, but back to the sincere ones who sought me out...OH God...YOU know how their hugs, their breath of fresh air and encouragement just lifted me.
Lord, thank you for Beth Moore and various bible teachers that I sought out, that I read about, that I searched and that I soaked up....Lord, YOU speak through many other mediums. And then Lord, you would use your godly women around me...to confirm and support....and you comforted...all the time.
Lord, for that one new bible teacher friend that taught me so much about your word and served you Lord each Monday night at bible study with Beth's materials.....wow....I am so thankful for her and her ministry.
Lord, for the new friend that blessed me with Angela Thomas two years in a row....and how she played such a role in healing....she brought the Jesus water to me and so many, bless her Lord. I know she pursues you and I know you are highly favored.
Lord, thank you for the new friend that has become like an old friend. Lord, thank you for our 44th ...birthday and how much we have in common. Lord, thank you for letting me learn from her, for the opportunity to see her delivered from stuff, and for the continued friendship and prayers she still extends.
Lord, for the mutal friend that ---too shared her own experience -- and sent me those special flowers that one day, cause only she would understand. And Praise God..Praise YOU as they are restoring and healing.
Lord, for the three that sat in my house those weeks at the end of our Ruth bible study and we cried, and we shared, and we loved and we prayed...may each one of them, be blessed beyond measure. One of them is the queen of high fives. One of them is now a mommy and one of them is still an old friend that graces me with her smile very often as I see her life changing and as I get to pray for her and be her friend. You Lord, have sealed so many NEW friendships and yet, secured old ones, and YOU just amaze me.
Lord, thank you for the sweet dear ones that made me laugh and laugh..and promised to hire a hit man if I needed one - just saying. Oh God, how the laughter brought a smile and the ability to eat or live another moment. Oh God, thank you for them...there a few that are so dear, and there are others that have come and gone. Lord, it is so neat that we as adult women can come into a life...minister to it ...and then move on to what YOU have for us next. Those friends and sisters - n ' Christ that YOU used for a short time, are as precious as the circle of friends I still have around me often. Only YOU can do that God..ONLY you..and women that pursue YOU.
Lord, for the sisters...my real sisters...my sister's in law ...my mom...my moms...my mentors...my daughter...Oh Lord, the list could go on and on, but I just want to say, I can see them all as YOUR godly women...thank you --words stated would not be enough as their prayers, their hugs, just their phone calls and knowing that they wanted God to win with me.....wow...whoa....
Bless them Lord, bless them....
Lord, I believe today they need to know -- they are HIGHLY favored....we are highly favored as we are YOURS. May anyone reading this - relate and know that they KNOW - YOU feel the VERY same way about them as well. YOU pursue us Lord, more than we pursue you...I pray anyone reading this will let YOU catch them...