Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hello Everyone!

This may be a pretty short post, as I am still trying to recupe from "Relay for Life". I went to the appointed place about 7:pm last night, and didn't return home until 6:30 this morning. Boy! This old girl forgot what all-nighters were like! Luckily it wasn't too strict. We had people appointed certain times to walk, but if we wanted to walk, we could. I would walk a lap around the track, then sit down for 15 minutes or 1/2 hour, then get up and go again. Sometimes I would walk two or 3 laps, but not very often as my feet and back would start giving me problems. Anyway, it was enjoyable, but I was exhausted by the time I got home. I was lucky though! Poor Tammi, our team captain had to drive 48 miles home after being up all night! I don't think I could have done that.

When I got home, I said good morning to my hubby, drank one cup of coffee took my meds and sacked out. I slept until noon, (when I had set my alarm for) and got up, as I was afraid I wouldn't sleep tonight, but I'm beginning to think I could have probably slept later and still been able to sleep.

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 5:13-16

I know that y'all probably have noticed that "prayer" is one of my favorite things to write about. I write about it because it is SO important to us. First of all, without prayer, we have NO RELATIONSHIP with God, as that is the only communication with Him we have. I cannot emphasize how many times I have seen prayers answered, seen people healed, and a countenance of peace come over myself as well as others when prayer has been offered up to God.

Just as an example, a friend of mine's daughter was diagnosed with cancer. I told her I would pray, as well as lift her name in church for prayer. She still has cancer, but it's not as bad as they had once thought. Not only that, her mom was at Relay for Life with us last night and was talking about wanting to bid on and win a mammogram because she is wanting to be cautious and she can't get one through her insurance until later. Anyway, long story short, I think she thought I was kidding with her, but I told her I would say a prayer about it, and she went over to the auction to bid. As she walked off, I said a short little prayer for her to win the mammogram so that she could have peace of mind about herself and be able to concentrate on her daughter. A few minutes later, she came back and had WON the mammogram!

PRAYERS DEFINITELY WORK, but you have to pray them first. That shows faith and belief that God can make things happen.

People make the mistake of thinking that they have to be LONG, FANCY prayers. NOT SO! I very rarely pray like that. For one thing I am definitely not an eloquent speaker. I prayer just like I am carrying on a conversation with a friend, asking for His help. That little prayer didn't last but a few seconds, yet it got my point across. She needed some peace of mind, and the mammogram was the way to get it and obviously God agreed.

There is an old Anagram that I like to enforce for myself and I like to tell others.


Remember, tomorrow is Bible Challenge night!

Good Night To All and May God Bless!


1 comment:

Lynette said...

thanks for being there

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