I have a recurring prayer this week. I am praying that God will bless me, both in His physical provision and with His abundant, overflowing presence in my life. And I pray this not only for my benefit, but for the goal of spreading the glory of His name and His salvation among all the earth.
Sometimes I find it hard to pray for myself. In so many ways it is easier to approach God on behalf of others. Yet, God clearly wants us to seek Him, taking every burden and every need in our life to Him, not to demand of Him, but to learn dependence upon Him. I have had the joy of learning how richly He desires to provide for us. Too often, I have listened to our credit based society. When something would go wrong I would go out and charge what I needed for the solution rather than seeking God about it. I have been delighted to have our Lord demonstrate over this last year what a wonderful joy it is to take my need before my Father and then to wait and to rejoice when He provides. And He always provides! It is not always when I expected it or the way I expected or the thing I expected but I have tried and found Him faithful!
I can always trust Him to always do what is best. And I constantly thank God for each one of you who have been the hands and feet of God in my life! From your financial commitments to PI, to your phone calls, e-mails and prayers. I have been blessed over and over by your care! I pray that God will always take the blessings that I have received and use me to bless others that He may be glorified all the more!