Sunday, January 25, 2009

Big Stuff from Short Stuff

I had a lesson in faith today at church. Actually, there were several distinct things. I will just briefly share one. Perhaps, more later.

Lydia is a very petite little girl. I think that she might be 5 or so. Yes, 5-year-olds come in small packages. But even for a 5-year-old, she is tiny with big eyes and long blond hair.

God was speaking to me in several ways this morning. In the end, the tears won out. As I was trying to pull myself together, Lydia walked up to me. (I know her but not well.) When I bent down, she said, "I need you to pray for me. I've got a really bad cough. I don't feel good."

So, I wrapped my arms around her and prayed that the Good Doctor would come and take away her cough, make her feel better, and give her good rest. I promised on would pray for her this week.

I've been very introspective lately, God is working on me in some areas. But God used Lydia to remind me that it's okay to ask for prayers and to do so totally anticipating an answer.

Will you pray for me? I'm hearing God in many ways right now. Some ways are quite difficult, but I am trying to listen and respond appropriately. Pray that I will be quick to listen and obey the promptings I hear.



Joyful said...

I have been praying for you, and I've missed you here. Praying the Lord will give you strength to obey whatever He is speaking to your heart. He is able to enable you!

Love, prayers and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Like Joy, I too have been praying for you and will continue to. I am glad you got a "little" lesson at church.
May God continue the good work that He began in you, and bring it to completion!
Love you,

Anonymous said...

It's Saturday at 8:22 p.m. and I just finished going to the Lord in prayer for you. The Lord's peace, strength, healing, hope and encouragement to you.