Tuesday, March 17, 2009
All I can say is I am truly blessed! Certain things in my life just go so smoothly and I can only say "thank you Lord"! When things work out for my friends or family I still feel blessed just to know them. Sometimes I feel like maybe my prayers for them helped in some way. Prayer is my powerful shield that I can use to ward off any ill or evil thoughts, actions, people, or just anything that can be a stumbling block in my life. Prayer seemed so hard for me and to pray in front of people was even worse. Now, after learning how prayer is your relationship with God and to understand that if you just talk to Him as would any other relationship you have then there is no wrong way. Last night in prayer group I relized that I have been blocking myself or quenching the Spirit in my walk. I let others criticism, remarks and myassumptions of those hinder me in ways that are critical with my walk. After the awesome prayers that went up last night, I realized that I'm not living for others and what they think, I'm living for God! I follow HIm only! We live in such a judgmental world that I sometimes have to stop, take a deep breathe and just pray. Pray for those I come in contact with, those I pass by throughout the day and those that are so close to my heart. I thank God everyday for the church and the church family that he has lead me to. He knew what I needed in my life and made the path for me to follow. I just had to realize the conviction and follow through! We as christians must stand up for Jesus and spread His word. Live each day as if it were our last and no matter what stumbling blocks are thrown in our way, turn to God and He will send you flying over those obstacles. We are not perfect and never will be, but it's the climb for the Christ like perfection that we work for and strive to become. For we are to be in His image so others may see Him through us!