5 Things I've Learned
"You don't have all the answers right now...but you do need to know WHAT will be your next step ....and just do it because anger, worry, and fear are paralyzing. Procrastination is a thief.
Life's journey brings mystery, miracles, pain, joy, beauty, suffering, blessings, lessons, new beginnings, endings, and opportunities. Having faith in the Lord requires trust because you will not have all the details for your journey. These are 5 things I discovered about being still and prayer... 1) Prayer is a posture of confidence for a spiritual solution to an earthly dilemma. 2) Prayer is the pathway to peace in the middle of a storm. When I pray I'm talking to God and talking to myself. 3) Prayer will change the situation or it will change me. 4) Prayer is inviting God's presence, partnership, and power, peace, favor, and grace into every crevice of my life. It takes radical faith and courage to pray for God's will to be done. Too often we fail to see or accept the answer to our prayers because it doesn’t look the way we expected. If I am too attached to what I want and desire, AND my prayer is not answered the way I desire...I'm setting myself up for depression. God's ways are not our ways. There are some mysteries and unresolved issues we may have to learn to live with. To prepare my mind to accept God's way I listen to Yolanda Adam's song "I'm Gonna Be Ready"
I say a prayer every night, whatever I do, I'll get it right
With no regret, no guilt or shame this time, no, not this time
Once I surrender, I won't dare look back, cause if I do, I'll get off track
Move ahead in faith, and patiently await your answer, what will it be
Sight beyond what I see
You know what's best for me
Prepare my mind, prepare my heart
For whatever comes, I'm gone' be ready
Strength to pass any test
I feel like I'm so blessed
With you in control, I can't go wrong
'Cause I always know, I'm gonna be ready
5) Gratitude and radical faith are good medicine for your soul. Gratitude kills the toxins of anger, bitterness, worry, doubt, unworthiness, and fear in your mind, body, and spirit."