Today, I feel burdened! We have a friend who has major health issues. She and her husband have been estranged for years. The sadness, I feel, is for her children and the fact that they have not been permitted contact with their mother for many years. The sadness, is also due to the choices they have each made to not decide for themselves, to contact her. They are all adults, but have had their minds and hearts hardened due to the ongoing negative comments, made by their father of their mother.
So this posting is to ask you for prayer for this lady!
It is to ask God for a Christmas miracle for Christina.
It is for prayer for reconciliation for this family (mother and children).
It is to ask God for His peace, grace and wisdom to rule supreme in all their hearts and minds.
It is to ask for God’s spirit of love and healing to fill the hearts, minds, bodies and spirits of each member of this family, including the father.
It is to ask for A Christmas Miracle for Christina!
Thank you, and may God bless you as you pray for them.
Jeremiah 25:7 – Yet you have not listened to Me; that you might provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands, to your own hurt. (NKJV)
Recently, I was trying very hard to concentrate on reading my Bible passages for the day – but there was a black squirrel outside in the garden, racing up and down the trees loudly admonishing and protesting some unseen ‘adversary’. Despite my telling it to be quiet (as if it understands!) and loudly ‘shushing’ it – it continues with its’ noisy protesting, oblivious to any scolding from me; which was actually, very frustrating. My protestations fell upon deaf ears!
I am fairly certain that many times, we behave in much the same way when God is attempting to get our attention – all those times we are crazily running around doing what we feel needs to be done; when we’re voicing opinions where none are really wanted (or needed). I can almost hear God trying to ‘shush’ us and have us listen to Him, instead of wearing ourselves out with what we perceive as necessary ‘busy-ness’ and activity which, to all intents and purposes achieves nothing of particular value. Sadly, His calls often fall upon (our) deaf ears too.
Exodus 18:19 – Listen now to My voice; I will give you counsel. (NKJV)
I’m thinking now, that this distraction was meant to get my attention – because now that I’ve completed writing this – the squirrel noise has stopped and it has vanished!!
OK – Lord, I heard You.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for the many times You attempt to get our attention – thank you for persevering even though we can often suffer from ‘selective hearing’ and continue doing what we think is most important; when really and truly You are. Amen.