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Lifted … 15 of 31 days of God Focus

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{Day #15}

I so needed to get over this overwhelming attitude problem I’d been engulfed by lately. Simply just overwhelmed by a feeling of dislike, distaste, discouragement … a really bad attitude. I didn’t feel comfortable with my loved ones.

I had successfully allowed myself to become completely detached. An old behavior … safety measure I had relied upon throughout my life.

And suddenly … God. Not so suddenly … me.

I decided a few weeks ago, not very long at all, that I would pray. The bible says to pray continually and in thanksgiving…

Oswald Chambers said Whichever way God engineers circumstances, the duty is to pray. in a devotional I’ve read in the last few days.

So I prayed … in thanksgiving … continually, when ever I thought about things. I prayed for the sick, for my family, for my church, for my Pastors, for the trees, the clouds … I prayed about everything … and more, and again.

I prayed.

So on Sunday during worship, I prayed some more. More specifically, that if the anxiety I felt in my heart was not a red flag from Him personally that He remove it.

That moment it lifted! That moment … and the praise music filled me as I gushed with thankful praise to my God.

God and I have been working on an attitude problem (mine of course) and that moment was the beginning of a breakthrough …

Wherever God has dumped you down in circumstances pray, [spontaneously cry out] to Him all the time. “Whatsoever ye ask in My name, that will I do.”” ~ Oswald Chambers


Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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