UncategorizedHave Faith and Pray November 7, 2012This post is going to be a bit more spiritual/political/reflective than my usual, but y’all bear with me. A lot of things are happening right now that are weighing heavy on my heart and have sparked the need to share this. I was reminded of a quote this morning that really hit home, “Have you prayed about it as much as you’ve talked about it?” For me, the answer to this question is ALWAYS no. I am a talker and though I strive to pray more, I always share my opinions, ask others advice, and analyze a decision or situation a million times more than I quietly bring it before the Lord in prayer. It always amazes me how little things can all happen and separately, they don’t have that much meaning, but then they all come together and hit you over the head. That kind of happened to me today. There has been so much uncertainty in our life recently. We feel certain that we are supposed to sell our house, but just the process of getting it listed took us months and was exhausting. Now, after all of that preparation, we just have to sit and wait. We knew this is part of it and everyone who sells their home goes through that, but it is still the strangest feeling waiting each day for something that could take years. I can’t tell you how much I have talked and worried about that. Today, I was overwhelmed by talk of the election. All of my students and some of the teachers were either extremely happy and vocal or devastated by last night’s results. By the time I got to my classroom this morning, I was pretty overwhelmed with all of the uncertainty combined and just how much we talk about our worries to anyone who will listen. And then I remembered reading that quote a while back…I never pray about something as much as I talk about it. I don’t go to the one who can actually do something about it. Instead I got to everyone else. God promises that he will handle our problems. But He also asks us to come to Him with our requests and the burdens of our heart. I don’t know how many times I’ve said that God will sell our house in His timing or that He is in charge of what happens in our nation and our world, but I’ve barely talked to Him about it. Regardless of whether or not I agree with last night’s results, I should be in prayer for President Obama and his leadership in our nation. Instead of worrying myself to death and talking to anyone and everyone about when or if our house will sell, I should give it over to the Lord. Whatever we’re facing, as Christians God asks us to come to him first. He will fight for us. We need only ask and be still. It’s that “be still” that’s the tough part. Today it hit me that I am never ever still. To me, that means to have faith that God’s got it covered and stop worrying. So today, no matter what I’m facing, I’m trying to remember to pray hard, have faith, and then let it go. *** On a much more lighthearted note, I’ll be posting our guest bathroom redo tomorrow 🙂 Yay!