Monday, June 6, 2011

::Fulfilled Prayers::

I had the wonderful pleasure of watching my cousin Kelly (the leader of the cousin Wolfpack) beam this weekend at her wedding shower!  It is SO her turn and I loved seeing her so wonderfully happy!!  We all sat out in the shade, as the sun tried to abuse us with it's rays, and we listened as a letter from my Aunt (Kelly's mom) was read.  My Aunt Kath would have read it herself, but my family has a problem with reading sentimental letters and crying.  I think it's more common than we think.  I was doing a great job of holding back the tears myself, until one specific sentence was read.  I may not quite get the words perfect, but it went something like this:
"My prayers have finally been fulfilled.  I asked that all my children would love and be loved.  And it has finally happened."
 At that point I lost it.  Tears welled up in my eyes and I could no longer see the happy bride.  The sun changed to a hue of orange/red and I immediately began to worry that my eye makeup would start to run.  It's a bummer being a girl.   That sentence touched me...because I knew it was true.  I knew it was genuine.  The true prayer of a mothers heart; her children would love and be loved.  True, pure, Godly love.  It makes me smile now as I type.

I love that she shared that.  I love that she honored the Lord in what He had done in her life.  What are your prayers?  Do you tell people when they have been fulfilled?  I don't.  I don't always think to tell people.  I usually underestimate the power behind sharing what the Lord has done in my life.  But in those times that others share, I am reminded of that power.  I love it!  I love the joy that floods into my heart when I hear of the things that God is doing.  So just remember to share...and I will also!  Lets remember the power that our words good ways and bad.
"Return home and tell how much God has done for you." So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him."    -Luke 8:39
I guess that's what I'm saying today..."Tell how much God has done for you"... It's a pretty good idea!!

1 comment:

  1. We were just talking about this at our girls 'small group' last night. We are reading a book by Beth Moore on the life of Christ. I just wrote out this whole story of what God did for me recently and then remembed..duh..i blogged it LOL. here ya go. (and the last blog i also did was on how much God has helped me in homeschooling over the past years..)