Archive for April 6th, 2010

Where Does My Help Come From?

Amazing thunderstorm outside tonight.  I haven’t seen a light show like that since…maybe never!  I love love love thunderstorms!  As I was standing on the back patio watching what seemed like CONSTANT lightning–avoiding sitting in the metal chairs–I could only picture the majesty, might, and power of God.

He is above all.  and He is right here.

I was praying for my relationship with my girl child and thinking how hard it is/was to be 13.  Remembering what I was like with my mom made me feel a little hopeless…like that’s just how it was, and that’s just how it’s going to be.  Distant, resistant to talk, etc.  Let’s just say I was not always very nice during that season of life…sorry, mom.

Then I remembered what’s different….I have supernatural help.  God is for me,  just waiting to intervene when I call on His Name.

So, look out, kiddo…I have the Power of the Holy Spirit, and I intend to use it!!

I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
Ps 121:1

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Answered Prayers

Do we always notice when God answers prayers?  Because God has his own timing on things, sometimes prayers aren’t answered right away.  And thinking deeper on it, sometimes things can’t be “done” by the flip of a switch.

If, for example, I’m praying for a specific character quality in myself or my kids, it stands to reason that some trial, development, and growth would have to take place before we start to see evidence that God is working to answer that prayer.

All this to say that I had a revelation last week that God was at work answering a prayer that I had prayed 2-3 months ago.  Something I had sort of put in the back of my mind, but it obviously was on God’s mind.   Wow.  God is so cool.

So, be encouraged.  If you’re praying for something that seems impossible–or at least unlikely–God can, and often will, set things into motion to bring about the answer to your prayer.  He is faithful and He loves his children more than we can ever imagine.

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matt 7:11