…a post from my previous blog, Paper Plate Prayers…(11/3/13)

The last week I’ve been doing a lot of listening.  I’ve listened to David, I’ve listened to the kids, I’ve listened to sermons on the radio, television, church and most importantly I’ve listened to God. I’ve listened to God a lot.  

Right now I’m listening to God through the sound of the keyboard and the paint sprayer which is not a coincidence I’m sure because two of the things I’ve been hearing this week have to do with writing another book (hence the keyboard) and getting the house ready to sell (hence the paint sprayer).  

David has been working himself sick, literally, getting the house painted and fixed up so we can put it on the market.  I haven’t been able to physically help due to my back so I’ve been praying for guidance. I’m anxious of making a mistake or taking off in the wrong direction with the next book.  Therefore, I’m stagnant. Once again, God answered my prayer in his perfect timing this evening when I opened my bible with his comforting words of wisdom.  

The very first thing I read was in Philippians 4:4-7.  Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again. Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  

 

~Paper Plate Prayer~

Dear Lord,

Thank you for your never ending love and for your beautifully made plans.  I pray for all of those who are anxious and trying to do things on their own and forgetting to not only ask for your lead but to wait for your “go”.   We seek wisdom from you that only you can give us Lord.

It is in your name we pray Lord.

     ~Amen

 

 

Open ears, 

Jennifer

 

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.