optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it
through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Praying through the craziness
I cannot believe the craziness that has tried to infiltrate my life in the last 24 hours. I’ll tell you the truth, I have never used the phrase “cra” before, but in the last 24 hours I have used it at least 100 times.
People are CRA.
Each time the attacks came, I just started reciting scripture. Memorize it people. Do whatever it takes, memorize God’s word, you never know when you’ll need it. And often, it’s the times when I think “I’m ok” that I need it the most or someone needs the Word to get through something. Knowing and reciting is not Christianese, it is speaking life into someone’s life, and maybe even your own.
The crazier people behave, the more I pray. I pray for truth and life into their lives, I pray that Godly people surround them, I pray that the enemy’s plans be bound, I pray that their hearts truly surrender to Christ and all that He has for them, and I pray that they get a clue.
There were times in my life when I would have joined them on the crazy shuttle but now, my heart just aches for them. Literally, my heart hurts, and God has given me this incredible peace when dealing with them. (Phil 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.) I know that one day, their hearts will be surrendered to God, and I hope that I am blessed enough to see it and if I don’t, that’s ok, because it’s not about me!
I find myself in these situations, thankful. Thankful because of the peace that God has given me, and thankful because I know I am in His will. I know that if I wasn’t part of the movement of the Kingdom forward, the enemy would be sleeping, but instead when my feet hit the floor, he says “oh crap, she’s up”. I find myself thankful that God trusts me to take care of these situations, that He knows that He has given me the tools, in my surrender, to bring Him glory.