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Lighter … 16 of 31 Days of God Focus

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Breaking Through to the Other Side of It …

{Day 16}

The prayer in this photo is not mine … but I’ve adopted it, Lysa TerKeurst suggested it on her Facebook page today, and it inspired the photo. The photo is a year old … and one I originally made with a psalm on it … but it was what came to mind when I decided that God and Lysa were speaking to me! Well … God through Lysa!
This prayer vigil I am on … this attitude adjusting prayer thing has lead to a lighter feeling. God lifting from my heart that angst … that feeling of total discomfort … Oh how faithful is our Heavenly Father.

When I tell you my attitude was bad, well you couldn’t see it unless you knew me well. I was faking it and not making it! I was all about not feeling it (anything) I had wallowed in my bad attitude … my resentment long enough that I didn’t feel … and when I don’t feel I can’t feel God either.

My dislike of circumstances had caused me to isolate … and I wasn’t focusing on God … or God things. I was focusing on me and me things … BAD idea!

Well, like I said yesterday God lifted it and today I feel lighter … Free, like a weight was lost. I could breath deeply and feel relief … God was extending His blessing from yesterday into today …

Oh! how much I am loved … how much He loves us!

This is what prayer does … it frees us of ourselves and allows God to see to the circumstances.

Prayer changes things … people … circumstances.

You labour at prayer and results happen all the time from His standpoint. What an astonishment it will be to find, when the veil is lifted, the souls that have been reaped by you, simply because you had been in the habit of taking your orders from Jesus Christ.”

~ Oswald Chambers

Blessings.

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.

2 thoughts on “Lighter … 16 of 31 Days of God Focus

  1. I love reading your blogs…they inspire…so many times felt like running in the opposite direction…to find you’ve been there and made it through…I’m going to make it through…I know I am…and I definitely need to do better with my prayer time…sometimes seems so generic….God bless you beautiful WOG! Stay blessed…

  2. Pingback: “God does not have to come and tell me what I must do for Him, He brings me into a relationship with Himself where I hear His call and understand what He wants me to do, and I do it out of sheer love to Him.” OSWALD CHAMBERS « THE SURF R

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