Monday, May 4, 2015
Welcome, Monday Bloggers!!
My weekend was totally awesome and full of surprises! I had many projects going on at once and as usual, it was a pretty crazy schedule, but also as usual, it was outstanding in many ways. You know what I always say: GOD is Good. GOD is Great—well He still is and more!!
Among the many blessings I enjoyed this weekend was the receiving of several prayer requests; some from loved ones and some from total strangers—I just love it when someone, anyone, asks me to pray for them! It’s one sure-fire way for me to show my love, faith and trust in GOD, by going to Jesus in heartfelt prayer. I’m constantly in prayer for anything and everything for me and mine, so when I get the opportunity to pray for someone else, it makes me feel better, ’cause I can give God a break from me and my stuff!
What does this mean to you: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”? These words are taken from the Lord Jesus’ model prayer in Matthew 6:10 and Luke 11:2.
“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”, is the recognition that God deserves all honor and glory. It expresses recognition that God’s way is always the right way and direction to follow, regardless of the circumstances we, as human beings, may find ourselves facing. When we go to God in prayer, we must remember we are praying for His will, not ours. No matter how devastating or tragic our need is in that moment of prayer, if we claim our faith…without fear, and truly trust in God’s will, then we are pleasing God and walking our faith as He expects us to do.
Let me tell you, right now though…there was a very sad and dark time for me over the past years that I became so angry at God for “letting me down” , that I wouldn’t even talk to Him for months!! My heart was broken, my spirit was broken—I was just broken. Period. However, in His almighty wisdom, God just hung around and waited for me to come to my senses and ask for His forgiveness. He forgave me and we moved on…together.
You see, what happened to me was that I was praying for MY will and not God’s will. Although I always ended my prayers, even to this day, with ” thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”…I said it, I prayed it, but obviously I didn’t mean it. I was full of fear and wanted what I wanted, and wasn’t ready for God’s will when it applied to me. It was a baaaad time in my Life and thank God, it’s over!!
The moral of this story is that Fear & Faith cannot abide together. They are not compatible or synonymous, they are opposites, unless you look at the two acronyms below:
F.E.A. R. – Forget Everything And Run
F.E.A.R. – Face Everything And Rise
When we choose to walk away from fear and actually Face Everything And Rise, we can be sincere and mean it when we say “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” and accept God’s will in our lives and truly walk our Faith.
My prayer for us ALL this week, is that we will be faithful and be aware of ourselves as we walk our faith, by putting our trust in our Lord, God almighty and meaning it.
Yes, GOD is Good! GOD is Great!!
I love you,
Take a leap of faith and trust in God’s perfect timing. He’s always right!