STOP PLANNING START PRAYING
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO Y’ALL !
Oh boy, I didn’t come back to say Hi since a while!
Well Christmas has been the time of enjoying life with family and friends but most of all, my work kept me away as it is always quite the rush around that time of the year.
I am back with a subject that could sound familiar to you, however good to remind to ourselves.
How many times did we hear « oh well, you should just stop rushing out and just pray about it ».
Easy said but what about well done?
How many times did we plan before praying God to give us a direction? How many times did we even plan to pray before actually praying??
So here I was with all my questions the past month, all those question marks fulfilling my head as the month went by and I need to be honest with you folks, this time of the year has been very difficult for me as it reminded me the past year 2015-2016, enjoying two amazing weeks in Alabama with my fiancé and his proposal on January 2nd, 2016.
As I decided to be as much honest as I can be in my writing, and with my limited English, I am about to tell you the exact feelings that I have gotten the past few weeks.
Dear followers, I won’t lie about it and I won’t pretend that because I am Christian, everything is just easy and light and bright everyday. I have a secret for you guys : God never said that Christian people will easily go on in life and won’t pass through storms or difficulties. BUT God said that through this hard time, He will be with us (Deuteronomy 31 :8).
So yes, I have been a mess the past weeks. I have cried, I have screamed in my car to release stress, I have been not eating much and somehow, I have felt helpless…
In the midst of this dark month, I have felt so helpless… and guilty. GUILTY? Yes, guilty until I understood the truth that follows a little below.
How can I concentrate all the attention on me when the whole Christmas period is about Jesus?
How could I feel hopeless and miserable when it was just the time to remember why we celebrate Jesus birth?
To all those questions, I want to first tell you this :
Jesus loves us the WAY WE ARE! And by the way, it is not Bruno Mars who has been the first to sing this song but the royalties should be given to God who indeed LOVES US JUST THE WAY WE ARE!!!
So yes, this period of year is about Jesus Christ, but thankfully, wherever we are at, in our life, He still accepts us the way we are, He loves us and cherishes us. We are His special possession (Psalm 94 :14). And because of this, we are able to come to Him, messy and miserable as we feel and still know that His love won’t change and that He will still hold us close to Him.
After having felt the « right » to be this way for several weeks even during this time of joy, then my heart started to be thankful ; and more my entire being craved for praising God, more I have been able to pass to a second state that was : my situation seems helpless but I have a God who is helpful and determined to make me discover his destiny for my life;let’s praise Him.
At this very moment folks, I can’t tell you how, but my heart literally changed and has been able to « welcome » the idea of letting go of control and letting faith growing again more and more. I finally could rejoice in this time of celebration and focus on the only one deserving glory at Christmas : Jesus Christ.
Remember folks, the role of faith is not to question, but simply to obey. Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but simply taking God at His word.
And this is when prayer comes into action!!! When we realize that we can’t control anything and that the best is to let God tell us « I got this! »
Praying and praying until the prayer becomes us. Praying until the peace has filled us so much that we don’t remember why we felt so anxious. Praying until we believe God.
I can tell you dear followers that this revelation has been for me such a release. I start this New Year 2017 in prayer and with the right thoughts, the right actions and the right heavenly travelling companion.
I am the Lord and I do not change ~ Malachi 3 :6
Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up ~Galatians 6 :9
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