Wow! I thought this mornings service was awesome. God was so there, so real!!!! I felt Him there. I wonder if ya'll felt His presence like I did. Unbelievable. I also thought Pastor's message was equally good. I will certainly make me pray for God's will for my life in a totally different way. I will look at asking for His will in a different way. Ohhhh, God is Faithful.
I loved the prayer that the Pastor read at the end of the message. I thought I would love to pray that every day. I was taking notes but it was off the screen too fast so I didn't get the author. If any of you know where I can find that I would love to have it.
Matthew is camping tonight in the Wichitas with a group of his friends. He said that he really needed it. I am glad he gets to go. He may not admit it, but I think he is a little stressed. He told me this morning before church that he worries about me and the kids. Bless His Heart. He seems too young to carry this burden. I wish I could take it from him.
We have been so blessed. Someone has given us season passes to White Water. I couldn't believe it...nor could the kids. I told the kids...that it was all the Lord. That it wasn't just that the people thought of it and did it....I told them that God moved and led them to want to do it.
I told Matthew this morning that out of all of this I want them all to have a personal relationship with Christ. That they would see His hand of mercy, His loving care, His forgiveness of sins, His faithfulness. I want them to learn from all that we are going through.
My prayer requests are:
Pray for Matthew's safety and that he will have a relaxing time while he is away. We still haven't decided what to do about vehicles yet. Of course, I haven't had time to meet with David yet.....but prayer for guidance and direction. I don't want to take a step without the Lord's direction........I want to do His Will!!!!
Pray for each of the kids. That in everything they will see God's hand at work. That they will learn from this....
Pray for me...when I am on the mountain top I will praise God, I will sit at His feet and learn from Him. That I would grow in my knowledge and wisdom concerning the things of God. And, when I go through the valley, I will do the same...AND all ow God to carry me "as the shepherd does his sheep....close to His heart." But, pray too that I will be able to make it through the valley to the other side! Through the fire...to know His Will.
Pray for Jay and Marilyn. I know they are still hurting badly. Each in their own way...but still in so much pain. Pray for them.
This may sound silly, but pray that grass would grow in John's place. I still haven't asked the kids about going out there tomorrow, but I kind of don't want them to right now, with it looking so terrible. But, pray that if they do, all they will see is beauty...God's beauty. If they don't go, pray that the grass will grow by Father's Day. I really hope they will go there. I am not sure Isaac will be going anytime soon. This morning in church he thought they may put up the names and pictures of the loved ones that have passed away in the last year. He told me right before church that when they started that, he was going to leave the sanctuary. I started crying and told him that he could...it was fine. Then I sat and held him and we both cried. I told him it was okay to cry...even good. I knew it was coming by the way he had been acting. He is hurting so much. Pray for him please.
Pray for peace in our home. Pray for each of the kids to be blessed with God's salvation.
Thanks for all your prayers, support, help etc....I could not be the person I am today if I didn't have you to talk to.