The Greatest Prayer EVER!
After watching the videos and listening to the prayer -- these are our thoughts...
AWESOME!!! PRAISE THE LORD for someone who has the courage and the boldness to have PASSION in prayer!!!
Rick and I were talking about this today ... and the question is --
"What if we prayed all our prayers with such passion?"
God owes us nothing. We deserve no good thing from God.
HOWEVER, God desires to spend time with us, to bless us, to pour out His blessings and good things on us.
Being a parent I think about what if my kids loved me and even worshipped me - but had the image of me being so holy that I was untouchable, unreachable? How would I feel?
It would break my heart! (I am not saying that I am holy or one to be worshipped.)
And if I being evil can feel this heartbreak at the thought of this - how much does God feel heartbroken when we love Him and worship Him from afar?
Yes, God is holy. Holy, holy, holy - Lord God Almighty! Who was, who is, and who is to come. The Ancient of Days. The Holy One of Israel.
But, He is also our Abba Father.
Abba meaning "daddy".
When was the last time you talked to Him as to someone really real? As to your earthly daddy or momma? As to a best friend?
We need to always remember that we do not deserve such a relationship with God, but HE desires it!
To honor Him - enjoy the Father-child relationship!
Worship Him yes, but also remember that He is Daddy!!!
Talk to Him about anything and everything!
He is listening and He cares.
Whew! I "think" I have finally gotten all the different blogs together as one. Here.
Got "tags" (or labels) on each post ... maybe it is all going to work, make some sense.
Still working on it all. Tweaking. At some point, maybe I will get it "right"! LOL
Course, I am not going to count my chickens just yet either! LOL
Still praying about our life. We are so much more than just a trucker and a ride along wife. But with this job - it is hard to
see that! Just trying to put all the pieces together in a way that actually *WORKS*.
Some days (actually most days lately) it feels like all we do is "drive our life away".
I know that trucking is a vital part of America.
If you eat it, drink it, wear it, or use it in ANY way - you got it from a truck at some point. And I am proud of my husband for being a trucker.
I'm just tired I guess.
Still feeling that loneliness and lostness ... looking for a purpose and for direction.
Spent some time yesterday with our daughter and grandkids.
:-) Laughter and love and hugs. Always good! :-)
I miss the kids and the grandkids the most when we are on the road. The grandkids are all growing up so fast. I know that they won't forget us between visits ... but it sure feels like we are missing SO MUCH!!!
Learning to lean on the Lord and trust in His promises. Breathing in and breathing out. Not easy.
Especially when my heart is so heavy, my spirit so burdened. I find myself praying A LOT! Crying out to the Lord of my soul for wisdom, for direction, for understanding.
Proverbs 4:23-27 ... "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
Proverbs 3:5-7 ... "Trust in the Lord wtih all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil."
These have become my "life verses". A prayer of my heart. The direction of my soul.
Lord, help me.
Proverbs 25 ...
v. 11 - "A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver."
The Lord has been teaching me to just "shut up and pray". Which is not an easy lesson for Him to teach - cause it
certainly is not an easy lesson for me to learn!
I am a talker - anyone who knows me, knows that! So, to just shut up ... sigh.
It is hard to learn (or for me it is) when to talk, and what to say.
v. 13 - "Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone."
Psalm 64 ...
Luke 6:46 - "Jesus replied, "And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.""
I read these words that Jesus spoke so many years ago - and then, I wrote this and posted on my note section of Facebook -
"Just a few thoughts"
Job 33 ...
v. 4 - "The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life."
v. 14 - "For God does speak - now one way, now another - though man may not perceive it."
This past Tuesday evening, we decided to drive into town - Sonic's deal of the evening was burgers at 1/2 price!
No other choice for supper! :-)
On the way to Sonic, we noticed (couldn't help but notice) the bouncing of the pickup truck. Rick said that one or more tires were out of round, that they were beginning to show their age some. And that we needed to be looking at getting new tires put on.
We got to Sonic, ordered and ate.
While we were eating, I saw in my mind or spirit what seemed like a bad movie. It was us having a wreck while going home - that night. I pushed the thoughts away, thinking it was just due to our conversation over the tires.
We finished eating, and decided to take Hiway 11 East - go thru Como and get the mail from our post office box.
We were just enjoying the company of one another. Making light talk.
Just a few miles out of town, a LOUD noise from the rear of the truck - and then, it sounded like the truck was literally
coming apart in a thousand pieces. Rick had been driving 70 mph. Now, he was going about 65 or 70 mph SIDEWAYS into the OTHER lane of traffic. The truck began to tip towards my side.
I glanced over at Rick and every muscle in his arms were bulging. It looked like he was standing up holding onto the steering wheel.
I was so scared I could not say a word - even tho inside my head, my heart, my spirit I was screaming "O GOD!!! O JESUS!!!"
Suddenly, Rick regained control of the truck at the very absolute edge of the highway - and eased it back onto the shoulder of our lane.
Now just moments before we had commented on the number of trucks and the heavy traffic on Hiway 11. But for those 15 seconds - NO traffic at all coming in the other lane. How the one pickup behind us missed hitting us? Only Heaven knows!
Once Rick got the truck stopped, and we were able to breathe again - we got out and looked at the damage. What happened? The tire threw the rubber off. Never went flat, just threw the rubber off. And in the process, beat about $2000 worth of damage into his 1993 F-250 pickup!!!
We were pulled onto the shoulder of the road just at a driveway. A Hispanic couple backed down into the driveway. She got out and asked if we were ok. "Yes, shook up, but ok. Truck beat to hell - but ok." Her husband got out and asked the same. Rick gave the same answer. :-) Her husband then said that he saw us going into the other lane, only we were going sideways - he didn't understand that then. But after looking at the tire and the damage - he understood! :-)
They asked if Rick needed help in changing the tire. Rick said that since it wasn't flat, and it was 100*+ - he thought if he took it real slow he could cripple it home.
The guy said, "No, if you will come up here to the shop, I will help you change it."
So, Rick drove up to the shop - it is a shop that works on big trucks - and together, they changed it.
Rick said that the guy did the most of the work. Which was good - considering that Rick has been sick for 2 months now with severe bronchitis! Rick offered to pay him - and he said, "No. Just find someone else sometime that needs help, and help them."
We made it home safely.
Realizing that only God could have intervened. Cause what should have happened, what could have happened, didn't. There is no reasonable explanation as to why no traffic for those 15 seconds ... no explanation as to why the truck did not
turn over after beginning the tipping ... no explanation as to why the front wheels never touched the grass. We could have, and should have, rolled the truck - possibly even crashing into the line of trees. Would we have lived thru it? Possibly, not probably tho. And had we lived, we would have certainly been
damaged! Potentially damaged for the rest of our lives.
But, God spared us. He gave us grace and mercy. He had compassion on us, our kids, our grandkids, as well as the family and friends.
May we not take one more day, one more moment for granted! But be thankful and grateful for God in our hearts and in our lives. Be busy counting the blessings!
It has occupied a lot of our waking and sleeping hours these 4 days. Just thinking of it all. And wondering for what purpose did God intervene? What does He have for us to do?
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
You can read it here