Thursday, August 14, 2008

If You Think About Me...

...and since you're reading my blog, you must be thinking about me, so will you stop a minute and say a prayer for me?
Here's why:
Friday morning I am going to a retreat center near my home so I can have total peace to spend the day writing. Yes, the book is finished, but now I need to write the talks I'll be giving to moms' groups on the topic of Finding Joy. I have tried writing at home, but there are just too many interruptions here. (Exhibit A: It took me at least 15 minutes to get those sentences written. Which leads me to a question that has loomed over my head: Those of you who post nearly every day - and long posts at that - How do you do it?????)
The kids don't go back to school until the beginning of September, and I really don't want to wait that long to get serious about writing these talks. So, tomorrow I go to the retreat center!
I will begin the day in prayer and worship - not in writing. I know God loves mothers tenderly and I want to be close to His heart so I can hear the words He wants me to say to them. And this is where I would so appreciate your prayers for me. Please pray that I may be sensitive to God's heart and His leading.

Please pray, too, for my kids. Most of the 15 minutes I spent writing those first sentences was spent trying to mediate arguments between them. My thought was, Are they going to kill each other when I'm not here tomorrow? But Brian will be near, and God reminded me things always seem to fall apart when I'm on the verge of good ministry.
Surely, my Enemy doesn't want me to prepare a talk which will draw mothers closer to God. It makes sense he would be doing some attacking right about now. I fight him best on my knees, and would love for you to join me!

Thanks, dear sisters!

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Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Praying now for you that your heart will be ready to hear what He wants to speak to you.

luvmy4sons said...

I pray that your heart and your mind be open to all that God would speak through you. I pray that your home be peaceful and safe and happy while you are gone and that you can find the ability to let go of your concerns there that you might focus on your goal. May God bless you.

Rachel said...

all those postings....
Huge reason I'm currently not posting.
I'll be praying for you!
R <><

Amanda said...

You will be prayed for as soon as I finish this!!

You are such a special and talented and beloved child of Christ- I know he will give you all the strength and love and compassion and patience you need!

Many blessings-

mamajil said...

I pray that the peace that surpasses all understanding will rest upon you and your family. And that you will be able to hear clearly the words of the Lord that you are to share and speak to all the women you come in contact with. May God go before you in all that you do and may you always follow in his foot steps. For the steps of the righteous man are ordered by God!!
Blessings on your Friday!

JanMary said...

You read my mind!

As I started catching up on my blogs this morning, I was prompted to pray for every blogger I visit today.....

...and then I get to yours :)

This is such a vital part of your message that I pray that you will get the time you need tomorrow to hear what He wants you to say, so you can pass it on.

Hugs and a few more prayers!

Rochelle said...

I will be praying....