Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Plea for Help

I really feel like a lot of things in my life are out of control right now. I don't feel like I have time to do anything. We always seem so rushed to get from here to there. It's always hurry, hurry, hurry. There is something planned for every waking moment. Lord, I ask that you help us step back and take the time to do the things you would have us do, and realize what can be left for another day.

On the financial front things are out of control as well. It seems like there is always more month left at the end of our money. I told Brian it was time that we sit down and really look at our spending and see where we can cut back. We have talked about it before, and said we would cut back here and there, but we have not followed through. It is time to really analyze just where our money is going. Lord, I ask that you be with us in this so that no harsh words are said and no one's feelings get hurt.

On a lighter note...

My son has turned preacher. Stephen held a revival last week at Brian's parent's house. You may remember from this previous post that they have twelve chickens. Well Stephen carried his Bible down to the chicken pen and preached to them. He read scripture, then had an alter call. According to him, five of the twelve accepted Christ and got saved. He is still praying for the other seven. I just hope he doesn't get the bright idea to try to baptize any of them. Can you imagine the feathers flying?

Challenge update - not so great this week - I am retaining water and I feel like the Pillsbury dough boy.

6 comments:

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

I'm praying for you......

I know the feeling of being out of control. Know what has started working for me? Finding control in the little things...walking into my bathroom to find it a MESS and stopping, right then, to clean it up and light a candle. Ahhh peace. It took me maybe 5 minutes to do but it went a long way in giving me a little slice of peace.

As cliche as it sounds, too, I also try to get somewhere 5 minutes early. I usually end up getting there on time...but the purpose is served. I'm a different person in the way I talk to my son if we're going somewhere and we're ahead of schedule...than if we're running late. I find myself shorter with him and that makes me feel crummy.

I feel your pain on all fronts...financial, weight loss...I'll pray for you and hope you'll be able to (at least) have some slices of peace this week.

Susanne said...

I just wanted to let you know that I have been where you are...am still struggling in many of these same areas. But our God "who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" will see you through to victory.
That power that is at work with in you is the SAME power that resurrected Jesus from the dead. All we have to do is TAP INTO IT! I loved "Roses" suggestions. You can find peace Dear Sister, when you give it all to the Prince of Peace...
Hang in there, my prayers are with you!!
P.S. I loved the story of the Saved Chickens!!! Sounds like you've got quite a little preacher-man on your hands. ;-)

Robin said...

Sounds like you have a lot going on in your life. It is hard to gain control over the undisciplined areas of our lives but we have a Power Source who can give us the way to do it! I will pray for you as the Lord brings you to mind.
I loved your story of your little preacher! Praise God for the good things in our lives!

jenny jones said...

I love the story about Stephen...and I could just see him baptizing them the next trip over there...

I think that we get so wrapped up in having to have plans that we forget to just breath...

Mama Bear June said...

There may be an important word you need to learn - NO! :-) I'm very much a homebody, so when things get crazy, I don't like it. I've pulled back on a lot of activities because I know my limits. For financial advice, I really recommend Dave Ramsey's stuff or Larry Burkett's. They give advice that squares with Scripture. Will be praying for you. Path to Health

Denise said...

Hang in there dear one, everything will be ok. Happy Anniversary.