Monday, February 6, 2017

LIMITATIONS

There is a decision I am pondering.  As I have thought it over, I realized I had not really committed myself to pray over this game changer.  When mentioning it to #1 Daughter, she committed to pray with me.  I came away feeling a little guilty.  I hesitate to ask anyone to pray with me over something that mostly affects my life.  With all that is going on in the world, it seems like such small potatoes.  How dare I ask anyone to pray when there are really HUGE things such as the mess this world is in, friends with big time health issues, those living in poverty and without homes, oppression of all forms, fellow Americans who are at each other's throats, and on and on.  With a myriad of big problems which impact millions, how silly to even mention this little thing and take up valuable prayer time.

As I mulled this over, I thought of my children.  I could never get enough of hearing about their lives---even today--I delight when they share as adults the day to day of living.  When they were young, I asked them everyday, "How was your day"  Tell me what happened in your world today."  Even the minutiae held my interest.  This has carried over with my grands.  The two youngest are not always easy to understand, but I love their efforts in telling what they did at school.  I always ask, "Who did you play with today?"  and this little man can tell an elaborate tale, which delights my heart.  It all comes down to the fact that I love them and therefore their lives are important to me.



The thoughts then rolled over to other family and friends.  It warms my heart when they share with me and I am always interested in what is going on in their lives--good and bad.  Every single person in my circle of family and friends is dear to me and I always have time to listen.  In fact, I am delighted when they come to me and talk.  There is no problem so small that I will not lend an ear.




Why then, would I think God would not want to hear what is going on in my life?  No matter how insignificant it might seem, surely He is interested.  I am His creation, His daughter, and He loves me dearly---SO why would He not want me to share?  

And as for asking others to pray with me, if they are so lead, am I limiting God by indicating He could not possibly hear all those prayers.  Am I saying He is incapable of handling the messes, the questions, the problems, we bring to Him?  Do I think He is unwilling and unable to hear a symphony of prayers?   Do I not acknowledge the omnipotence of our Almighty God?  Is this not another form of putting myself on the throne, thinking I can handle this?  I have made a fine mess many a time--handling it.  When will I ever learn, to seek His will in ALL things?  

And ALL God's People Said-----AMEN!


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6


8 comments:

  1. Praying for you; whatever it is that is worrying you right now.

    God bless.

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    1. I am not worried. Victor, only seeking His plan !
      Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. I am thankful for your prayers!
      Blessings!

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  3. praying right now, even as we speak, Lulu. may His plans be delightfully obvious to your waiting heart.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Waiting for Him to reveal His perfect plan!
      Blessings!

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