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Today started out as any Tuesday should. With yogurt and cinnamon toast and a nice hot cup of coffee. And then at the breakfast table three different prayer requests came almost simultaneously. And it wasn’t a coincidence. Because we were all there, my family and I, and what better time to lift our voices up to the throne room of God then when we were all gathered together, preparing for family worship. God’s timing is perfect.

 

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.

 

That was just the beginning. I feel like I spent more than half of my day in prayer. And that’s not a bad thing. I know I don’t do it as often as I should.

But you know those days where one thing happens, and then another happens, and before you know it everything that could possibly go wrong has probably already gone wrong and you’re left wondering if the day will ever end, because it seems to be dragging on and on and on? Kinda like that last sentence.

Today was like that for me, although indirectly.

But I’ve had bad days myself. Days when you just feel like giving up. Days when having a good cry is wonderfully cleansing. Days when you just want to find a dark place to curl up in and stay until everything is back to normal.

But you can’t. Because there are moats to swim, dragons to slay, and damsels in distress to rescue.

So you keep going. You tackle every issue that comes up. You pray for strength, endurance and peace. And before you know it you realize that with each problem you face and conquer, you gain more energy to fight the next. Because that’s how it works. The knight doesn’t cross the moat just to decide he’s too weak to go on. No. He says to himself, “Sir Knight, you’ve just crossed that moat full of gators and piranhas and whatever else. You might as well go seek out and slay the dragon, or die in the attempt!” How else would he get the damsel?

If not now, one day you’ll see how you grew stronger through certain obstacles. Sure, you’ll walk away with scars and battle wounds, but that’s okay because now you can preach Christ to others by sharing with them the struggles you battled and conquered.

 

 

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