Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sneaking away for a moment

I have not blogged in a while. I have had many thought provoking topics that come to mind, but for now they are collecting dust on the shelves of my brain. I have committed one hour a day to pray for the ladies in my church. That hour falls during my normal computer time which is the afternoon, while little ones sleep.

Right now Emily is chopping onions, the boys are cozyed in to a movie while we anticipate the fun of dinner guests. It's an earlier dinner as this family has children my kids ages, so we are all taking a break.

I have been so moved over my time in the past few days as I have prayed for the Night of Prayer our church is hosting for the ladies of our church. This is going to be a time of not just fellowship, food, chocolate (as the invite reads), but a time of great expectations for the night. I am finding that the hour I have committed to praying every day has turned into much longer. Often interrupted by a child waking up.

Today I was brought to tears and could not stop crying. In praying over the Night of Prayer, and knowing that God would use this time to do mighty works in my own heart I got kind of fearful. I am such a miserable person, if you look at a timeline of the times I have chosen to walk alone instead of with God. It just brings me to my knees to know that God has had such mercy and favor over my heart. I should not have been so blessed, but I am and God sees me worthy to forgive me in so many areas and continue to bless me. Does anyone else feel this way? I have shared before from Jeremiah 29:11, but there is more:

Jeremiah 29:12 & 13
Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

So much searching, so much seeking, but not always for Him, and yet when we choose to seek and search with all our Hearts for our Mighty God there He is. It does not matter what our past looks like to Him. These verses give me such confidence in the work I have for His Kingdom. Please will you take time to pray for the event on February 6th. I thought it would be hard to give up an hour in the middle of the day, but now I am looking forward to this time more and more. Blessings, Elizabeth


  1. I will commit to praying specifically for you- that God will move in you and use you in mighty ways :O)

  2. God is so pleased when we find our knees. Extraordinary intimacy with him can be found when we take the time to pray. It's obvious you're experiencing the fruit of such an obedience.

    Keep to it; you will never be the same because of it.

    Praise God for his marvelous grace that allows us to know him...really know him.

    Much love and peace to you~elaine

  3. Thank you for your post. I do see where you are coming from.
    God Bless

  4. How are you doing? you have been quiet lately?

  5. these were good words for me to hear today. especially, "so much searching...seeing, but not always for HIm" so true.



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