This is a season for me and I will need prayer throughout this entire time. So, please continue to lift me up as I come to your mind.
If you know me at all, you know I'm not good at being cryptic. I say it like it is and am pretty much an open book. Leah says that this sometimes gets me in trouble, because of the "way" I say things. And she is right. She is such a voice of wisdom to me and my great support. She loves me and I love her. We are a great team! So, as I type this blog I am thinking about the reader and all the guesses you might be making as to what is the problem. It's not my marriage and it's not my family.
I guess the foundational problem is that I am made in the image of God, set in motion by the Holy Spirit, to live a resurrected life under Christ, and yet living within the bounds of broken humanity. Honestly, humanity has a better story than we choose to tell with our lives. Joy seems to escape us...and it has escaped me from time to time.
I'm not sure what I expected when I posted a request for prayer. I don't guess I expected so many likes and comments. Maybe I didn't even expect people would pray. I didn't expect people would call and text. I did not post that on my wall for any of those reasons. Those were some extra blessings. Also an extra blessing was to see peers I have grown up with, church members from every place I have worked, family, friends, co-workers (past and present) and even near strangers choose to pray and then encourage me by notifying me. I posted because even though I minister to others as a career I need prayers too. So thank you for your prayers! I appreciate your time with the Lord on my behalf. I appreciate your words to Jesus for my sake. I appreciate your utterings to the Spirit in honor of me.
God hears our prayer! I'm confident in that truth. I'm humbled in that truth. I promise to take the gift you gave me on Tuesday and both pay it back and pay it forward.
I appreciate your prayers!