Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's nothing genius really...

Sometime late November I started using this dry erase board in our kitchen for prayer requests.  It's on the wall to the left when I'm standing at the sink.  I've always been terrible about using a list when I pray.  I would write requests down but then rarely pull it from my Bible.  So, I started this.   I'd used the board last year when I had home schooled Aubrey, and then it's just been hanging there, blank, for months. 

It's nothing genius really...

I realize it's nothing impressive or ground breaking, but it is a rather fantastic idea...even if I'm not the first to do it.

As I looked over from doing dishes a few days ago, I became utterly amazed that this board really needed some updating.  Many requests had been answered...a few not...some not in the way I'd wanted or expected...but many had.  

The Lord is sufficient to meet ALL of our needs...and I needed some encouragement... encouragement in the form of seeing God at work.

"And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
 Philippians 4:19

The requests that are now circled in black are the requests that have been answered.  We're so thankful that the biopsy for Brandon's grandma was benign and that she's recovering well and starting back to work this week.  We're so thankful that our friend Chase, had a successful surgery and recovery.  We're so grateful the Lord has provided someone to take the over the mowing business while Brandon coaches baseball this spring.  One request was a closed door on a job opportunity, but, we're praying the Lord's direction and provision in that situation. 

I'm going to leave the board this way for a few more days so that my prayers can be of thanksgiving and praise for what God is doing.  He's always at work, even when I can't see.

Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.

In a few days, I'll be adding some new requests.  I would love to pray for you.


The Lady of the Holler said...

That's a great idea -- thanks for sharing! :o)
~Stacia (mom to Kieran, WS)

Christian and Katrina said...

Just lovely.