Today I read a book to my class. It was called “You read to me, I’ll read to you”. Each line was color-coded. Purple meant I read it. Pink meant the children read it, and blue meant we all read it together.
The last line of each page was “you read to me and I’ll read to you.”
It’s funny how God can use a children’s book to make a point to me.
We’ve had a lot going on lately. I’ll touch more on this later in the blog, but around Christmas, David and I decided it was time to put our house up for sale and find a new home. This was mainly because we outgrew that home. We needed something bigger, more space to fit our family and all of our things.
This has been a long and hard journey. Homes we’ve had under contract have fallen through. We’ve already sold our house. We didn’t know where we were gonna go.
I’ve had a lot of stress and tears throughout this process. I just started my job about a month ago and I’ve went in with stress and heavy burdens loading me down.
To be honest, I miss my house. Yes, I look forward to bigger and better things, but right now I’m struggling!!
As I was reading the book to my class, I got this clear concept ringing in my head. I NEED people that will commit to pray for me. Only God can mend my heart and give me the peace and strength I need in this time. Only He can give me what I want and need in my life.
So I need prayer.
Why ask for prayer, if I’m not willing to pray for those who ask me as well?
Several months ago, I committed to pray immediately when I commented that I would pray on a Facebook post asking for prayer, or when I told someone I would pray for them. Life’s so hectic and it’s easy to forget everything you promise to pray for if you don’t do it then.
Then I stopped commenting. If I didn’t say I would pray for them, I wouldn’t feel bad about not praying for them.. right?
We all need prayer. We all have issues and circumstances that only God can mend.
So, my friends, I’m asking you tonight, that the next time you say a prayer, remember me. Mention my name to God. Ask for the strength and peace and understanding that I’m currently lacking.
I can assure you, I’ll pray the next time I’m asked, and then some!!
“You pray for me, and I’ll pray for you!”