Archive | October, 2010

prayer & promises…

25 Oct

For as long as I have been a Christian and exposed to Christ you would think that I had faith and prayer down…but I don’t. I want to be that mighty prayer warrior that has tons of faith and knows God will answer. You know I have prayed many times with a wishful mind set…like “Lord, please help me out of this situation”…praying, but more like hoping that God would come through. I don’t pray with confidence. I hate that about myself. I don’t always trust in God’s promises.

Recently, a situation happened, and even though it completely pained me and hurt my heart, I felt like I really knew what God was asking me to do and I felt like I knew that I had to

1. Do it, but also

2. I knew I trusted God and knew that He was in charge of it.

Did it make me sad, yes. But it was weird, like I didn’t have any doubt in my mind that no matter what God would make it ok. (and let me tell you, I am not confident about anything except that I love Jesus and I love my family…yeah I think that’s pretty much it) And although it’s not completely ok, I know deep inside my heart that it will be. I am confident about that.

1 John 5:15 (The Message)

The Reality, Not the Illusion

 13-15My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.

What about you, have you experienced the same thing or something like it? Please share:)!