Sep 6, 2009

Prayer Request Sunday

Hi friends, welcome to Prayer Request Sunday...
one of my favorite times of the week!

Can I pray with you today? I'd absolutely love to stand with you in prayer. Let's open our hearts together to God and see what He has for us. He is a giver of good gifts to His children, and I get so excited waiting to see how He is going to touch our lives.

I pray that each of you, who pops in to visit, is greatly blessed by the Lord. I would love it if you'd share what God is doing in your life. Life is so much richer if we open up and share our joys and sorrows, our hopes and plans, our desires and our hurts-together joining them to God's very heart.
On my heart:
Last week, I found myself head first into our homeschooling year.
It is a time of adjustments, a time to rededicate ourselves to study time and what the Lord has for us with this new 14th year of homeschooling. At times, I found myself stretched so thin that I wondered if there was any more of me that could *stretch.* By God's grace I didn't explode from the pull from my 5 students, plus an at home college student, plus our sweet Ethiopian babe in arms.
A few times the devil tried to sneak in and discourage me. He tried to make me think somehow we'd never be able to stay on task. That somehow, it would all begin to unravel, as I wasn't able to keep up with so much need all around me.
But, I decided not to focus on the *what if's* and instead think on who it is that I am and what it is that God has called me to. (I can easily fall into wanting to be perfect, wishing I was more like someone else that God is using, getting caught up in small things and losing sight of the BIG God picture). As my heart started to falter, or that discouragement rushed at me saying..."You aren't as good as..." I quickly began to speak:
I am doing as God has told me, I am fulfilling the call on MY life, I am more than a conqueror, I am a child of the King of kings, I can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens me, I will hope in the Lord and I will walk in obedience as He leads me....
I am asking God to help me to not look at others and grow discouraged. It is so hard when you are giving Him as much as you have and it seems in comparison to be like such a dinky little splash in the reality of LIFE. I want my life to make an impact, I want my life to scream *JESUS is LORD of my Life and He wants to be Lord of yours too!*
I need to find more time on my knees, so that He can work out the frailty and instead pour in His Power and Purposes.
*Please, help me Lord!*

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pray for me--a work contact of my husband's is calling this weekend to discuss adoption! She and her husband have one and want to adopt the next one (secondary infertility). I don't think they're Christians, but I imagine that God will want to work anyway :)

Anna (PVS)

Anonymous said...

Kimmie,our family is in need of prayer.Since we finalized our adoption of our 3 yr old from fostercare,we have chosen to remain with fostercare in hopes of adopting again.I have been hit with alot of health issues,I am still very young and have alot of mommy years left in me to adopt and raise kiddos. I am feeling discouraged by the health setbacks,arthritis and heart issues.Praying that these issues lift,but knowing if they don't it would be very hard for me to mother more children.Our family loves children so much,and our arms are open,yet we are concerned the attack my body is under,and adding more physical demands would be hard on us. So prayer for health,guidance about adoption.Thanks,Jill

"Indescribable" said...

Hi Kimmie,
Another year rolling and I wish you the best in schooling and being a daughter of God! You are amazing and I am thankful God saw to it that we met!

Praying for God's continued support as we make some changes in our family income. I know anything is possible with God and pray for his protection in times of uncertainty. I am certain we're doing the right thing.
Love,
Maria

Renata said...

Thanks for your truthfulness. (Glad I´m not the only one that feels spread too thin sometimes.) You´re doing a fantastic job. I always find visiting your blog so enriching.

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