Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Amen

Several sources have shared words I needed to read lately, so I thought I'd share:

Sunday's meditation from Word Among Us

"You may feel as small as a penny at times, but you should never sell yourself short. In the day-to-day interchange of ideas, relationships, and feelings, you have a vital role to play. You can give a living witness to the joy and promise of a life lived under Jesus’ authority. Yes, you may need to be cleaned up, but don’t stop there. Now that you shine, go out and reflect the light that has filled your soul!"

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From Crosswalk.com
"Do you ever get tired of waiting on God to answer your prayers? Recently, I began to feel a sense of frustration with the wait, and also a little bit tired.
Tired of saying the same old prayer day after day, month after month, year after year. Tired of telling God about the same old problems still going on. Tired of hearing myself pray about the same old problems, leading me to wonder if God was as tired of hearing my prayer requests as I was of praying them.
So I bowed my head and admitted to God that I was simply tired of the wait."
If you are tired of the wait, you may be pleading to God just like Isaac. It may take twenty years for God to answer our prayers, or it may only take twenty minutes. But today, let us find comfort in remembering Isaac's patient faith and take hope in believing that God is not tired of hearing our prayers. Instead, He is simply waiting for the perfect time to answer.
Dear Lord, please help me have patience and faith while I wait to hear from You. Help me live in excited anticipation for the day when I will see how You answer my prayers. In Jesus' Name, Amen."
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"Taking the time to build relationships sometimes means pushing ourselves out of our own little world. Having friends is fun of course, but it’s also an important part of maintaining our sanity and of building the Church." (from Faith & Family Live's blog)
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I have no clue why it's appearing highlighted in some parts, and I couldn't correct it. It's still worthwhile!

1 comment:

Crystal said...

seriously! I think God is using you today to tell me something or I guess reinforce something he's been trying to tell me :) I just posted on facebook after I read this post and with everything going on in my mind it's really making me think. Love ya. Thanks for sharing this.