Since I was 25, I needed to wear vision correction. My issue has been with distance vision. The farther away something gets, the more blurry it looks to me. Glasses are a good illustration for how we see in life. If we don't have the proper vision correction we won't see clearly. The only way [...]
I like the theme of this verse - the basics of how we need to live. Is this easy? Not for messy, flawed human beings; we tend to complicate things. However, God is ever faithful - perfectly faithful. As we go to Him, He will make this kind of life possible. Just. Keep. Praying.
I know we all have times that are tough. Sometimes a close friend or loved one is facing the difficulty. Our first desire is to try to fix things. While I believe in seeking solutions to problems, I think we try to take God's job into our own hands. So when times get tough, go [...]
LORD God (Yahweh Elohim), I want more of You. More of who You are. More of what you offer. More of You. Please remove the obstacles to my becoming more like You. Help me to identify the issues in my life and deal with them as You would have me. Show me Your path and [...]
I would have to answer with an emphatic, "No!". Worry is a sin. I am learning that worry is an indicator that I need to get on my knees before God and ask for His help. I haven't learned how to stop worry, but I'm thankful that God is teaching me how to pray. Prayer [...]
"Pleading in Prayer" is my blog name after all. God is so good!
Have you ever worried? I certainly have. I love this picture. Pretty flowers with a beautiful, blue sky background. However, life is not always this pretty. Sometimes it is downright ugly. There is much trouble. But worrying about the trouble (especially tomorrow's trouble) doesn't help me. In fact, it can be a great hindrance to [...]
The only "down" I want is on my knees before my Heavenly Father. This is a good place to be.
I don't know where the term "rug burns" actually originated, but I like to think my friend and I came up with it. 🙂 As we walked some difficult paths together, God frequently brought us to our knees. Not literally mind you (I don't tend to last long kneeling - I'm 41 after all). However, [...]