Friday, November 7, 2014

Cross Roads

Where is the time going?  It is definitely been going way too fast!!  It does NOT seem like it has been 3 months since I last stopped in for a visit.  I really wanted to last Friday - my devotion for the day was really speaking to me - but things were so crazy at work I just didn't make the time.  I did save that devotion and though it's not speaking as strongly, it is still speaking...

Pray like everything depends on God.....because it does.  Here is a little excerpt from that devotion that is so true to me....
Saint Augustine famously said, "Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." My problem is I usually focus on the second part, work, and forget the most important step: pray. Too often I turn in every direction, looking for answers, instead of turning to the One who has all the answers I'll ever need.

That is so me!  I want to do everything myself....I want to find all of the answers myself and I don't want to wait, I want them right now.  It really hit me because with everything that we have had going on I have needed to lean on God and wear out His ears even more than normal, but have I been doing that....absolutely not!  I have been trying to depend on me (and Aaron) for all of the answers.

I know that I have to start turning to God first for everything, but my human nature keeps telling me that I can handle it all on my own.  I know the truth, the way, & the to follow that path.....

James 5:16b, "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." (NIV)
Romans 12:12, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (NIV)

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