Jul 20, 2008

Prayer Request Sunday

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
James 4:8
I am a little tired today, last night the Holy Spirit woke me several times to pray about the girl from yesterdays post (which I was happy to do). But I don't want to cruise away from this post, or this prayer, as I so am praying that this girl/woman will hear God. God is calling out to you, He wants to come to your rescue...please hear Him.
Second, I have a confession. Today as I sat in church and my Pastor was preaching from Matthew 6: 19-34.
I realized I have been 'worrying'. You see most of you know we are adopting from Ethiopia. Some of you know that this has been a long road. A road that has been costly time wise and money wise. It is not something we think about, but I have had to realize that I have been concerned about plane tickets for our adoption.
We haven't checked prices, but my inkling would be exceeding $1,000 a piece. Now God has put it on my heart to buy an extra round trip ticket for our daughter (9) Princess Sunshine. She has some holes that God wants to touch, He said healing would take place in bringing her. We've talked and said, that sounds good. But then I think about the details of the money, details of 2 children and the cost of that, I start thinking about details of 2 days of flying.
Worry, worry, worry.
Not godly, Kimmie, hear God's word. (I suggest you listen too!)
Matt. 6:30-32 (The Message Bible)
What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions.
Now that I've spilled my guts, can I pray for you? What are you carrying in your life. What giant is trying to sneak in and knock you down. What trolls are hiding trying to find ways of tripping you and making you stumble?
Jesus is our answer. Come near to God and He WILL come near to you.


Emily said...

Maybe if you put a link up on your sidebar for donations. It might seem odd, or even downright tacky to you...but people like to give, and you might be surprised at what God lays on people's hearts to bless you.

Quinne said...

Hi Kimmie :) I am praying with you as you pray and plan, and I will be lifting up Princess Sunshine, too.

My heart's desire is that I won't miss what the Father has for my children through me. I can see that you have that heart, too.

Have a lovely week! Love, Q

Renata said...

Thanks for sharing, Kimmie. I know it's Wednesday, but wondering if you could please pray for me - I've been under dreadful attack lately & then my MIL criticized me to my face & I'm really struggling with that (I know she's mentally ill, but it really hurt me) I wasn't the same after that with their visit (a bit quiet actually)& I am so worried that there is now a rift in our family & I don't want that as I love my in-laws.
Also want to say thanks for your encouraging blog. I find it such a blessing.

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