Pray Continually

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

Oh, how easy it is to forget that scripture when things are going good! There were the days I could barely get out of bed in the morning, absolutely dreading what the day might have in store. Prayer was simply part of opening my eyes. I couldn’t think about starting my day without prayer. It came naturally. But now that the ground is steady again I get lulled back into thinking I’ve got everything under control again. Kind of like, “Thanks for everything, God,  but I’ve got this now!” Even when I’m not in the throes of despair I need to remember to pray. I will say that through Nora this does come much easier than it used to. I have met so many people, so many families in need of prayer, especially in regard to infants and children. When I think of them, I pray for them which reminds me and even enables me to pray continually.

While there are days that I will be overwhelmed with the challenges of Nora’s care, I will smile in remembering that she’s been the perfect excuse for someone to talk to God by praying for her. God delights in hearing from all of us, especially His beloved children that never call. If maybe you feel like God doesn’t listen to your prayers so why bother? I’m here to say YES, HE DOES!!

Proof:

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We had another restful day with a couple of baffs and a walk up to the bus stop to meet the big kids in the afternoon. Life is good right now. God is good always.

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Gavin being a goofball in the background trying to make Matthew laugh!

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I found this sweet drawing in Greta's school work that she brought home. Love the 3 birds!

Look to the Lord  and his strength;
seek his face always.
(1 Chronicles 16:11 NIV)

4 thoughts on “Pray Continually

  1. Your words are so true. When there is trouble we seem to remember God. When things are going smooth we tend to forget.

    Gavin reminds me that boys will be boys!
    Love Gretas three birds!
    Little miss Nora is a sweet doll!
    Precious kids. 🙂

  2. NORA IS SUCH A DOLL BABY. THOSE LITTLE CHEEKS ARE ADORABLE. SHE IS GROWING REALLY GOOD AND SHE LOOKS SO HAPPY. THEN THERE IS GRETA WITH THAT BIG BEAUTIFUL SMILE. SHE LOVES WALKING HER BABY SISTER. I LOVE THE PICTURE OF THE THREE BIRDS. WE ALL KNOW HER MIND WAS ON MOMMY AND NORA WHEN SHE DREW THAT PICTURE. SHE CAN DRAW REALLY GOOD. GAVIN REMINDS ME OF OUR BOYS WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE. THEY WERE ALWAYS MAKING US LAUGH BEING SILLY. LOVE IT THAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE SO HAPPY. GLAD YOU AND NORA GOT A WALK IN, I KNOW YOU AND SHE LOVES THE WALKS. DEFINITELY NORA LOVES HER BATHS ALSO. I THINK SHE IS PART MERMAID. HA! HA! LOVE YOU ALL.

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