It's Labor Day, which means we've all been off from work and school. And admittedly, it's the laziest day we've had in a long, long while. And I've loved every minute of it.
I have to share a story. I had a difficult week, and had spent much time in prayer over a couple specific things. On Sunday, as I was in the choir loft singing, I noticed someone raise a hand in worship. I'm a naturally
When service was over, we ran to each other and had the biggest hug. I can even still smell her on my shirt. We sat down in a pew together, and immediately she said, "I want to tell you something." And she delivered to me a message straight from God, specifically talking about the main situation that made this a hard week. And I sat there crying, and she sat there crying, and in those few moments we had together I was reminded of how much God loves us. So much so that when He's got a message for you, He will bring. it. to. you. And even though you spend time focusing on other peoples' needs, He will never, never forget about yours.
Oh, how He loves us.
A couple of praise reports:
1) C has been working hard to stay off drugs and alcohol, and is desperately wanting to not see her baby enter the foster care system. Pray for continued strength, sobriety and supernatural wisdom for her and her family.
2) M's mom found a job!
And now the needs this week:
1) W has just been diagnosed with 70% kidney failure, and will need a transplant or begin dialysis soon. She's traveling to the Mayo Clinic soon to meet with more doctors. God is more than capable of healing completely...so pray for healing, for peace and for wisdom for her doctors and family.
2) The S's are trying to work through a difficult family situation. Pray for wisdom, insight, love and forgiveness for all involved.
3) C is recovering from a medical situation. Pray for continued healing, rest and strength.
4) Some dear friends are praying and waiting patiently on God to get pregnant and begin a family. Pray for the G's, the W's and the E's as they wait on the Lord for the gift of a child.
5) M has a difficult decision to make, and needs wisdom on what to do.
6) K, M and S need salvation. Pray they will hunger and thirst for Christ in a way that makes life unbearable with Him as the answer. Pray God will bring people into their lives to walk with them, lead them and disciple them.
7) A lot of confused children are struggling to make sense of recent and/or upcoming divorces in their families. Please pray they will receive the unconditional love and acceptance only found through Christ.
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Thank you for partnering and praying for these requests.
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up."
Be blessed this week.