Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Changed Our Prayer

Wow, it's been over a year since I have written here.  Lots of life has happened.  Some good, some bad, but through it all he's carried me.

We have found a new church home and we know it's where God wants us to be.  Love oozes from that church family.  And they want to serve.  Have to tell you about Compass Church, in another story.

We change our prayers in a small way.  Instead of just asking for blessings, we began to ask God to allow us to serve him.  To put someone or something in our way that needs God's blessings.  We always ask that God uses whatever we do to glorify him.  That's it, we just asked that God give us things to do.

You know that old saying, "Be Careful What you ask for, You might just get it.", well all I can say is don't pray to God and ask for service if you don't mean it.  He will use you if you let him.  And you never know where it's coming from and when.  You have to be ready at any time to drop things and do his work.  That is extremely hard to do at times, but you will miss the blessing if you don't do it.

I can't wait to tell you about all the things that God has put in front of us.  But we have been on a real adventure for God.  It's exciting and tiring at the same time.

Right now, I should be doing some work for my new boss, work that needs to be done.  I truly believe that God sent me to this job.  There is no other explanation and I'll tell the story in the future.  I am doing work that I love.  I am working for the Natural Dog Company and we sell products for dogs.  

But the part of the story that I want to tell today is what God has done for us in the last two days.  A couple of weeks ago, we had a bad storm in the evening with 70 mph winds.  Our home was spared but we had lots of downed trees, all around the place.  My chain saw wasn't working and I was feeling burdened by the amount of work that needed to be done.  Not moving as fast as I was in my younger years.

A friend of ours that moved to Cincinnati a year or so ago, came to town to see about the home that they still own here.  I had no idea he was around.  He showed up last Sunday after church and saw all the tree limbs that were down.  Yesterday, he showed up at 5:30 p.m. with a chain saw and said let's get to work,  In the span of two hours, we managed to cut up most of the tress and we even burned some of the branches. True blessing from God.

And it's gets even better.  Got a call this morning from my daughter.  She has been suffering from  Crohn's Disease the past couple of years.  The treatment that she needs is very expensive and she couldn't afford it. We have been praying for her to get the treatment or to be healed.  Well today, she called and finally went to see the doctor to see what could be done.  They are going to work with her to make sure that she gets the treatment that she deserves.  God has washed us in love the past couple of day.  And I just had to tell the world.

Changing our prayer has opened up a new world for us.  And it's great to see God at work.  It's humbling and amazing.  As you know, if you have read any of my past posts, I love music and some video always sticks in my mind to go along with the post.

My new bosses's niece is married to Cory Morrow and I love his music.  Since she told me the connection, I have been listening to his videos on You Tube.  Found one that I really love.  It describes my life and life in general.   I love this song.

Hope you enjoy it.  If you change your prayer, be prepared to work.

Then get ready for the blessings

With love from God