Friday, July 16, 2010
Faith Today in the Answer
Today as I lay in bed trying to get up and start the day, I happened to look over to the wall and there as always is a picture of Jesus that belonged to my grandmother. I thought of all the prayers I have said over the last few months for people I know and many I have never had the opportunity to meet and wondered how they were doing.
I think of all the prayers I have said on my own behalf over the years, those answered "my" way and those uhhh not so much! I kept hearing in my mind the words, "Get out of your own way". What does that mean I wondered?
Like a light coming on I suddenly had the answer...so often I blocked Heavenly Father's plan for me with "my" little plan for me. I answered my own prayers and in effect shoved Him out of the way. "He's just not moving fast enough for my tastes" or "Hey I have a better idea so move over Jesus".
I prayed but I wasn't willing to wait for "HIS" answer. I realize now that in learning to wait on Him we acquire peace and certainty. When we wait quietly and patiently we have no fear for His spirit sustains us.
As a "control freak" this is a hard lesson to learn. But if we take the time to ask our Heavenly Father for guidance what sense does it make to then walk away and start making lists and notes for ourselves.
So today I vow, no more plan lists, no more second guessing, today I will court peace and today I will listen for the Lord's voice and turn mine off!
Love and prayers to all