Friday, February 25, 2011

Praise!

I am drawn so much closer to God when things aren't going my way. I'm quick to give praise and recognize that it's Him when good things happen, but then I carry on with life and  put Him on the back burner. This week I have prayed desperately. The kind of prayer where you realize that really, something's not going to happen unless God steps in and makes it happen. I don't talk much about my faith here because I'm honestly not proud of it. I am a believer. I have a relationship with God, but it should be so much more. I'm afraid of what it means to get back there. The embarrassing truth: I've read my Bible and devotionals more these past four days than I have in...if I'm honest, years. Literally, years. This morning I read a familiar passage, Mathew 6:26-33, especially being touched by this part.

 '...You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we drink" or "What will we wear for clothing?" For...your heavenly Father knows that you need these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.'

We obviously have food to eat and clothes to wear, it's just that God is teaching me whatever it is that we need, He will take care of us. It sounds too simple, but He already knows what I need. And in His timing He gives. Meanwhile, He uses that time to draw me to Himself. Minutes after I read that passage I got a call from Mike with a specific answer to our prayer. I waited four days and God answered me. After He waited years for me to answer Him.

10 comments:

Band of Brothers said...

God is so faithful. So happy for your answered prayers!

lindaroo said...

Awesome. Thank you, again, for sharing your heart. Profound wisdom in your post, and in your gratitude.

Rachel said...

love this post. and it is so true - when things aren't going your way, it's the time you draw nearest to God. Sometimes I get anxious waiting for His timing, but every single time I look back on it and think that things went just the way they were suppose to

~j~ said...

oh the gift of HIS grace... I know it well and I rejoice with you for the prayers He heard and replied, HE is that loving and kind, patient and longsuffering.
xo
julia

Judie said...

I have such a wise and wonderful daughter (-in-law). Thanks for all that you bring to our family.
God is very good.

Wendy said...

9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

11 “You fathers—if your children ask[e] for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? 12 Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! 13 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

Luke 11:9-13

Love this post!!!!! I hope you keep praying because he always waits for us. He is faitfull even when we are not.

lovelystuff said...

Meg,
thanks for being open & honest.It takes courage to expose a piece of your heart to those who you know will read.. then on the other hand it so amazing to know you CAN share because of those who WILL read. A loving community... nothing compares!
I love you...
XOXOX

Anna of IHOD said...

Praise God for answered prayers! And isn't it funny how sometimes they are in the ways we wouldn't expect? Luckily he knows us better than we know ourselves and gives us just what we need.
Happy monday!!

Sarah R.Conley said...

:) Having kids has made me recognize my complete inability to do anything without Jesus....

brian, meghan, finley, and adalaide said...

hey meghan. not sure the best way to get baack to you, so i'll just comment here...

as far as a bag topper goes, are you thiking of a seal to keep the bag closed? if so, those are really easy to make in publisher. i made some for bags for finley's bday. you can buy plain labels from an office store {they come in all different shapes and sizes}. you'll just need to enter a code that's on the package and then design and print. i'm not sure if that's even what you were asking about though :)