"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Busy, but nothing going on :)

I have been very busy with work this past week so I haven't had time to snap too many pictures or invest time in my blog.  

I am busy messing with paper work today, which I avoid like the plague -as you can see since I decided to kill time on here instead of DOING WHAT I NEED TO BE DOING!  :)

Our home was officially considered open in the foster world last Friday.  I received our paper license in the mail yesterday and so far we have not received any phone calls.  I supposed we are onto the next portion of the show, called "waiting".  Didn't we just do that?  

Anyway, I have been thinking about and prayer a lot lately.  I was at a funeral service Tuesday and one of the pastors got up and quote from the old time hymn:

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

It was this first time in a long time I had heard those words and honestly the first time I really understood what the song was saying.  "O what needless pain we bear,  All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer."

I am hoping to fix that part of how I live my life.  I am hoping to become more of a prayer warrior for myself and for others.

-Needless to say, I have been praying for "our kids" (the kids that will end up in our house, as I call them).
Will you pray for their safety with me?

-I also have a HUGE unspoken request that I have toiling over what to do about.  Will you pray that I do EXACTLY what God wants me to do?

-Please be praying for my mom, she has recently had crippling back pain.  God is healing her, but it is a slow process.

-Pray for Shelly's boys, pray that they are safe and loved and pray for the paper work to get moving!

Please pray for her family, she went to be with Jesus.

-Pray for Chris and Alyssa as they are on this new leg of Chris' journey to be a police office.
-Pray for Lindsay & Matt's new baby's healthy growth and for physical healing in some of their extended family.


cindy said...

You have figured out the most important thing other than our salvation! Of course Dad and I will pray for all of you as we pray that you all will keep us in prayer too. GOD is so amazing.

Shelly Marie said...

Thanks Leah...We all need to be reminded of this!!
Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. We need it!! We are just hoping that everything works out the way God wants it too.

gram said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God is good!

Alyssa said...

Thanks for that post, Leah. Love you