Posts Tagged ‘Pray’

Good People

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Let me tell you what I’ve learned about people — They can be incredible or they can be totally horrible. I’ve ridden the bus of despair this last year. I’ve never been so needy of all the things people get needy for when life runs off the rails as I have this year.

People have saved me.

Just when I was at the end of my rope with sadness or hopelessness, God would send someone to love or encourage me. He is so good! I’m living proof that God gives a rip about every detail of our lives. Every little struggle, I’ve had help of some sort. Every time I thought my heart couldn’t take one more thing….someone would send a message, a card…..text or phone call.

I thank God for every friend & family member who invested in me this last 18 months. What a real drag it is to be strapped with a friend writing her own LAMENTATIONS! Seriously. Why are y’all my people?

The same goes for my husband. That guy has been hurtin! This whole job loss has nearly done him in. Let me tell you how hard that is to watch.




Still, people have encouraged him. Believed in him. Called him. Messaged him. So many have prayed, prayed and then kept on praying for him.

We are so not worthy of all the love. Never, in a million years will we ever be able to repay the people in our lives who have banged on heavens doors and just loved us in our rotten broken state. The lessons we’ve learned are endless throughout this journey and we promise to NOT WASTE a single one.

We will pass it on.

What kind of people do you have in your life?

I only ask because when the going gets tough….you will need strong & dedicated people in your life to hold you up and keep you from going under. Find them, love them and do not let them go! And don’t forget, be that kind of person to the people who need it in your life!

Pray Big

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Did you know that the name “Jabez” means (he causes pain)? From the little bit we know in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10, “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers”. But according to the label his mother gave him…her labor, his birth was so painful she chose to name him  with a constant reminder.

That must have been a rough delivery. Wouldn’t you agree?

Jabez is only mentioned 3 times in the Bible…but it’s important to note that he clearly played a big role in the geneology of our Lord. Jabez wanted God’s blessing to be fulfilled. When I think of what Jabez was trying to do when he spoke that great prayer….I see a great encourager! He was convinced that his words had power and praying them to the GOD ON HIGH only confirmed he believed what he was praying.

Do you claim your needs & blessings to God?

I could tell you sad stories all day long about how young people are choosing to waste their lives. Whether it be with drugs & alcohol, pre-marital sex or just outright defiance. But that’s not the message I want to share. What I really want to do is encourage YOU to PRAY BIG. Pray for your family, your neighbor….the person who is messed up and hurting himself and everyone around him. Claim in the name of Jesus Christ the blessings that God WILL GIVE.

Just like Jabez….believe big (ENLARGE MY TERRITORY) and trust Him that he will protect you and those you love. It’s no accident, friend–that Jabez is mentioned in the Bible. God wants to encourage you and me.

Make me an encourager. Show me the needs around me and allow my heart to be touched. I believe I can trust you for the blessings you have for me and those I petition for.

The Prayer of Jabez
1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.”