Over the past several months, I have seen God move in big ways. I know that I serve a BIG God, but when I actually see God do BIG things, it just amazes me. Sometimes we can go through life and miss these things – knowing that God is working, but not really paying attention, therefore unable to give God glory for what He’s done.
Here’s what God has done over the last few months…
I went through a period of about two years where I just felt lost. I wasn’t using my god-given gifts and I felt like I was just floundering. Several months ago God brought Joey and I to a place where we are both able to use our gifts to serve Him. We know exactly what God created us to do – that was never in question – but when we were not using our gifts to serve God, we felt empty. Thank you, God, for the gift of worship and for creating me – US – to worship you.
A few weeks ago I was witness to the restoration of the friendship of two of my best friends. THIS, my blogger buddies, is completely due to the work of God. Sometimes God asks us to do things that we don’t understand, and sometimes we may do those things in the wrong way, or maybe other people don’t understand why we’re doing what we’re doing, but when God comes through and fulfills HIS promise, there is truly nothing like it. Thank you, God, for being faithful when we are faithless.
Several months ago my best friend asked me to pray for her. She truly wanted God to reveal to her exactly how HE wanted her to serve him – not just what she could do that would be good, but what He had created her to do. God has blessed her with so many talents – she’s a great singer, dancer, she’s very creative – but she wanted to be able to focus on what God had created her to do. Last week God began to renew her passion for dance, while confirming this through several other people in the church. She was overwhelmed with how God revealed His love for her by answering her persistent prayers. Thank you, God, for creating us with a unique purpose and being faithful to reveal it to us when we seek You.
All of the above situations have now come full circle, but I have one that is still hanging in the balance.
Taylor, my son, is such a sweet boy, but he has struggled with self-control for as long as I can remember. He’s almost five now, and when he was two, of course, we wrote it off as the “terrible two’s”. When he never grew out of it, we began to try every parenting technique you can imagine, but to no avail. We have prayed for him continuously, taught him to pray for himself, begun a nightly devotional on self-control… and the list goes on. I believe that God will answer our prayers. I believe that Taylor has Jesus in his heart and I believe that he wants to be like Him. Will you join me in praying for my little boy? I have seen the power of prayer with my own eyes and now you have seen it too.
WHEN God chooses to answer our prayers, I promise to let you know so we can give God ALL the glory.