Friday, August 12, 2011

Let's Do This

Very short and to the point this week.  As I continue to work my way through "A Praying Life," I'm finding that it truly is transforming my life into one that is routinely interrupted by prayer.  The more I pray about the overwhelming things of life, and the special needs life is full of them, the more my view of God's role has changed. 

Rather than being one of, "Lord please give ME the strength to do this." it has become one of, "Ok Father, let's do this."  HE never intended me to gain strength from Him in order to go off into my calling alone.  It has always been about taking HIS hand and doing things with HIM. All week I've had this picture of heading off into the world holding Dad's hand. Whew, what a relief this truth has been for me this week.

John 15:5
I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.


  1. Anita, hand in hand. What a safe, delight-filled place to be.

    btw - followed you through GFC and NB while I was here. :)

  2. Two recurrent themes this week on Spiritual Sundays is prayer and miracles. The two go hand in hand, don't they? I love your attitude of walking with Jesus... yes, Lord. Let's do this.

  3. What a good point. This will be my prayer from now on. Thank you for sharing.
    BTW I just found out we can comment every day on the participating blogs for the Miracle Makeover so if you've already commented, I hope you will do so again.

  4. Love these thoughts on prayer. My heart is thankful for the blessing of talking to Jesus throughout the day. I love that picture of us holding on to His hand.

  5. GREAT picture and great verse. Isn't it just amazing how when you figure this small (but really HUGE) truth out, how it feels like a HUGE weight has been lifted off of your shoulders? God IS so much bigger than we are and we can get through ANYTHING WITH him!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Following you now :-) from *VB Members to Remember*

  6. This is a beautiful sentiment!

  7. Stopping by from Voiceboks and following on Networked Blogs. It's much easier to do things together than alone. Great lesson!


  8. Great post. So glad I found you via VoiceBoks. I can totally relate to all that you are saying. It just describes me so well. One of my favourite verses is:
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Thank you for the inspiring post. I really like that bible verse it is very helpful.
    New follower from VB. I hope you stop by for a visit.

  10. I find when I surrender my life over to Him and His plans I am so much more at ease. Even really hard things come easier. I know I am not in control and that is such a comforting thing.

  11. Stopping by from VB on a morning when I just didn't want to get up. Your post made me remember I am not alone!! Thanks for posting this and reminding me to take HIS hand.

  12. For some reason, everything I have read today has pointed to prayer in some way or another. I have been praying more lately, and maybe this is just God giving me a heads up. Thank you, I will be reading your blog more often. Found you from VoiceBoks!

  13. Wonderful, blessed post! Thank you! Something that is blessing me today.