Beloved Mama has inspired me to dust off some thoughts of years past. My journals carry me through so many different season's in my life. One thing that has been the pusle of my journals is prayer for my children. I did not realize how much, in writing I lift them in prayer. I pray for them every single night and always joke around that I sometimes feel like Maria on the Sound of Music..wondering who I have forgotten or falling asleep before I get to the youngest, so the next night I start with the youngest and then the oldest does not get prayed over. LOL I will share some of my journal entry's as the weeks unfold.
June 1st, 1991--->I was 25 years old
"We find a new hunger and thirst to spend time with Him and stay close to Him. It is through prayer that we see God's love and power at work in our lives and in the lives of people for whom we are praying. Hope McDonald
"You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him" St. Thereasa of Avila
I want to learn about prayer in a special way. I am changing in so many different areas of my life. My excuse for not spending time with you in prayer has been fatigue, business, family, etc. A funny thing happened last Thursday. I woke up at 6:15am, I didint' want to get out of bed so I rolled over and picked up my Bible. I don't remember what I read but as I was reading, Elliot walked in with sleepy eyes and his special blanket dragging behind him. He asked what I was reading. My response was, "well Elliot I am reading my Bible and it's so important to spend time with Jesus every day and to TALK with Him about everything". Wow!! A pit came over my stomach. I try to model manners, values, and I am doing my best to give Elliot and Emily the security and love they need, But you Lord are the most important relationship, and you have been put on the back burner. Please forgive me. I committment these next months to make you a priority and example in my life to my children. I love you Lord, elizabeth
It is amazing to me that 17 years later it is still my hearts desire to be part of who God is every day of my life. I have matured a little since that time. I don't let excuses prevent me from spending time in prayer as I know I can chat with God all day long about everything. I remember when I was in grade school I will play games with talking to God. "If I see someone chewing gum I will stop and say a prayer". It is so wonderful to know that I don't have to wait until I see someone chewing gum, however I might just have to practice that with the kids.