Saturday, March 12th, 2016
Hope all is well with you all today. I wish you many blessings. Another pre-cooked post has come down from the “virtual freezer.” What am I talking about? Well, on this 59th week of TGI Saturdays, you’re reading a post I prepared well in advance. Why?
Here’s why. At this time, I should be either, at home waiting for baby to arrive, in the hospital having baby or have already had baby. Nevertheless, I didn’t want to cut off contact with you guys all together, or pause TGI Saturdays during this time. So I decided to cook up a batch of 19 pre-scheduled post, in a series I called “Saturday Inspirations.”
My purpose for “Saturday Inspirations,” is to leave you with tidbits of blessings, inspiration and encouragement every Saturday or whenever you drop in. It is a bit of a spiritual pick me up. So I hope you enjoy reading and at the end feel uplifted.
By the way, please feel absolutely free to drop me a comment of encouragement and prayers during this time. I’m really going to need it.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
I have always believed in prayer from the time I was a little girl. It may be because of the simple act from the grown ups in my life who prayed for me and with me when I was very little. They taught me the “Now I Lay Me Prayer,” which I say every night with my children, “The Lord’s Prayer,” and many bible verses and bible songs. Throughout my life, I have been in and out of “the Church,” but all that was hidden in my heart about prayer and worship, never left me.
In fact, prayer has kept me, even at times when I made poor decisions and put myself in unsafe situations. Prayer has brought me forgiveness of my sins. I haven’t been a saint, I haven’t always been wise, but because of prayer I have been blessed more than I am worthy.
Sometimes, my prayers have come out beautifully, as though God took control of my tongue, and I say it exactly the way I wanted to. Then other times I have felt like my prayers weren’t clear enough, and I couldn’t find the words to say it how I wanted to. Did God understand what I’m trying to say? Does He understand me when I don’t have the words at all, only tears? Then one day those unspoken or inarticulate prayers are answered, in a way that could only be God. Then, I realize He not only hears my well spoken words but He also hears my heart.
Time and time again. I have seen God answer my prayers, calm my fears and silence my worries. Do I believe in the power of prayer.
Thank you Father
For my now and all my yesterdays
For my accomplishments, successes, failures and mistakes
Thank you for victories and my family
Thank you for my siblings, my mommy and daddy
Thank you for all I have now and all I had
Thank you for protecting me from the things that are bad
Thank you for adventures, wind, trees, snow and rain
Thank you for so much, for your deliverance time and time again
Thank you for today, and a chance at another tomorrow
Thank you for being there through my challenges, pain and sorrow
Thank you for good health, sound body, mind and soul
Thank you for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmases and other celebrations that unfold
My heart is filled with gratitude for all I have and I am
My prayers are filled with hopefulness for all I will gain and who I will become
I pray for blessings and protection of the world I am in, blessings and protection over those I care for with my entire being
I pray for a future that is shinning bright,
Bless our lives Lord and let everything turn out alright
Written by L.J.G.B (me)
Peace, Love and Blessings to you.
Do you believe in the power of prayer?