Monday, March 15, 2010

napping. driving. joy.

i met a child today who has an equally hard time staying awake for an entire movie. her name is campbell and she is in the second grade. i am going to be her [and her brother stephen] nanny this summer. and in hopes of getting to know the children better, i am sitting with them twice over spring break.

we watched "where the wild things are" [an all together strange movie], and we both ended up falling asleep. not so good for the nanny. however, i soon realized it was okay. campbell asked me to come lay with her so she could nap. stephen informed me it was important for her to nap. this is my kind of girl. we hit it off very smoothly and now i have full confidence that my sleeping problems will not be an issue with them. thank the Lord.


this morning i had to leave the house at about 6:45. it was still dark when i left. but as i was pulling up to perry hill road, this sunrise just captivated me. it was this wonderful pink that was bursting from behind the clouds. it was spectacular.

but it was on the way to the family' house, which is a good 20-25 minute drive that i had some special one on one time with the Lord. which, i have learned is the best. no one hears your singing, no one sees your face, no one hears your prayers. except God. which, let us be real here, is the only reason. but i was listening to some music and i was reminded of the message we heard on sunday morning by pastor jay. about prayer.

our problem: unanswered prayer. many times in our walks with the Lord we feel that we hit our knees, begging and pleading for the Lord to answer our prayers. sometimes we feel that we hear nothing or see nothing from the Lord. however, we must remember; who is our Lord? He is an engaged, heavenly Father who wants to respond to our needs [jer. 33:3].

God always answers our prayers. however sometimes we choose not to accept the answer. there are four ways he answers them... no, slow, grow, and go!

when the request is wrong, God answers no. when the timing is wrong, God answers slow. when we are wrong[our hearts], God says grow {His delays are not His denials} and when everything is right, He answers GO! bottom line is that prayer is what synchronizes you to the Savior. He wants you to receive His message. how do you hear? be in tune to the Father's heart... read His word.

i am so thankful that the Lord hears and cares about my prayers. as insignificant as they may seem at the given moment, they mean a lot to Him. we are HIS children.

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