Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Peace through it all

Have you ever prayed “whatever it takes” over someone’s life? I had it prayed over mine the other day. I almost jumped out of my chair and said “Oh no, not that, don’t pray that” but when you get to the point in your life when you just are ready to be healed from a hurt that has been around for a long time, you stop yourself from stopping the person praying that prayer, and you surrender.

Well, this week has been quite a week. I’ve been completely shocked by the things that people have said to me, and I’ve also been shocked by the way that people have come around me and prayed, hugged, encouraged, it’s been a crazy week.

I learned a very important lesson this week. Sometimes things FEEL like they are about me, but they really aren’t they are about the other person. It has nothing to do with us, and in that, we find peace in things that would have caused us great pain.

As I listened to the song Winter Snow, I couldn’t help but to think about this past week, and how so sweetly, how God just enveloped me during some really hurtful times. Sometimes God calms the storm, and sometimes He calms His child.

Thank You Jesus that while the “whatever it takes” hit me like a hurricane, You were there to remind me how much You love me.

Gal 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


Kristin said...

I love that music speaks to does to me too! I can find some much peace and comfort in the right songs! Praying (all good things) and hoping you have a wonderful weekend! :)
Hugs friend!!

Diane said...

It's a scary place to be....that place when someone says "Lord, whatever it takes" over someone. It's a scary place to say that over someone. However, the scariest place is to be without someone who loves you enough to pray that pray for you. I see you blooming, opening up like the precious and beautiful flower of God you are. What joy to behold! I love you, my Sister!