"Home is the nicest word there is." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Talking about your struggles....

This has to be quick because Lily will be up soon, so I may have to finish it later. I read a blog this morning that really made me think. She was talking about how she was in spritual warfare and was trying to work and pray through it.

Now, I obviously don't think you should tell everyone everything that goes on in your life. I do see a lot lately where people will not talk to other christians, will not specifically ask for prayers in certain areas. We do not like to tell people what we are thinking, what we are doing, we just want to be left alone. A lot of times, I think it is good to be quiet and keep it between you and the Lord. We need to be quiet to hear him speak. But, sometimes you have to share your struggles, you need accountabiliy. At least, I know I do.

So, friends, it is not a weakness to ask for prayers and to specifically tell someone the things that are causing you to stumble. It is the smartest thing to do in most cases and the exact opposite of what Satan wants from you. He wants us to cover up our sins and our struggles. He laughs at us when we think.. "I can't ask them for prayers, I'm not telling everyone my business." He has us at THAT moment.

Yes, some things ARE private and some Christians are not always able to keep their mouth shut. People gossip, but the Lord knows. And I guarantee, there are people who will not say anything and they will pray like they've never prayed before for you. I try to be that way and I am learning more every day what God wants me to be. So, if you ever need prayers, let me know. I will pray for you as hard and as often as I can. Because I care.

And just so you know, if you read this blog, I am praying for you today. Have a GREAT day!

Love and PRAYERS,

Julie

2 comments:

crystal said...

Hey girl,

I agree with you. on both post....
About your comment on my blog though, i dont understand, I didnt think you had a bad attitude or anything. ........

about moving, i know this really great real estate agent, just be prepared cause we might still thinking about moving to colorado....oh i think i would love it there....lol..
love ya

crystal said...

By the way, we are going to the park with Jeremy and Kristy and kids and maybe a couple of more....its sammys birthday and they didnt have anything planned..so we thought we would have a church party with the kids and let them fish and everything....we have got to keep the kids in church...
love you

If we don't find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot