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Monday, May 25, 2009

The Power of Prayer

I strongly believe in God and the power of prayer, because He always answers my prayers. My little sister was sick a few years ago. Something she ate made her have problems with her liver. She was weak, felt as though she had no energy, and the doctor told her he did not know if her liver would ever be normal again. I told her I would pray for her and for her to pray, too. She said she was. Gradually, over a period of a few weeks, her liver began to get better and better. She went to the doctor, and he said the tests showed her liver was back to normal. I prayed to God to give my sister back her spirit, strength, and beauty of her youth and for her liver to heal and for her to be back to her normal self. Thank God, He once again answered my prayers, and she is back to normal and so is her liver!

There have been many times in my life when I have had no one to turn to but God, and I have found He is the most important one to turn to. He is the only one you can truly depend on, but you must have faith! When I pray, I pray with faith that He will hear and answer my prayers, and I go about my daily routine as normal and expect Him to answer them because he always does, but you must ask. I've found myself in bad situations, and I have had to call upon God numerous times. He has never failed me, and He has always answered me. Once, my husband slung me from a boat when he took off, and I slid out of the boat and into the river in water way over my head. I had been riding in the back of the boat near the motor, and I was afraid of the motor hitting me. When I felt myself slipping from the boat, I put everything into the Lord's hands and began praying that the motor would not hit me, and I would not drown. As the water closed over my head, I felt at peace and knew I'd be rescued. I could feel God there with me. There have been many times and many situations in my life I know if not for prayers and God, I would not be here today, or be where I am today, literally, and in life. God has always seen me through. Put your faith and trust in God, and He will always be there for you!I've traveled a long way through life with Him.

I have a writing devotional in the book Words to Write By. The book is full of devotionals for writers, and I've found it very inspiring. It motivates me to continue my writing journey for the Lord.

6 comments:

kimberly.reck said...

I never knew that about the boat. I love that you live your life for God. Prayer is everything. Todd's cousin was in critical condition and I started praying for him to get better. I asked all my friends to pray for him as well. He is better. The Dr.'s thought he wouldn't make it over night and if he did they were sure he would have brain damage. He is 100% okay. He is home and back to his daily life. God really does answer prayers.

Barbara J. Robinson said...

Yes, Kimberly, He really does answer prayers. Always remember when you need help, ask God. Sometimes, He doesn't answer them the way we want, but He hears, and He answers. His timing is also different from ours, but in His own good time, He answers. God bless. I love knowing my granddaughter believes in God and the power of prayer. I'm so glad Todd's cousin is going to be okay. Love Ma Ma

kimberly.reck said...

I have always believed in God, but since I am A Military spouse I see so much happen. So many families fall apart b/c there spouse didn't get to call them or didn't get to come home. I have to put our marrage in God's hands so that it doesn't fall apart on us. I love Todd with all my heart, but being a Military wife is so hard. Sometimes I wake up hating the Navy. Hating that they took my husband away from me, but then I remember. He was married to the Navy before he even met me. I know in his heart I come 1st but with life...They Navy is one step ahead of me.

Barbara J. Robinson said...

Kimberly,

The best hands you can put your marriage into are God's. You did know Todd was in the Navy when you signed on. Life isn't easy. I know it must truly be hard for a young wife to be without her husband. I pray God keeps him safe for you and returns him home to your loving arms. Keep loving your sailor. Love Ma Ma

kimberly.reck said...

I did know that he was in the Navy when I signed on. I couldn't be more proud of him and what he does for our country. It is very hard because I depend on him for so much and I am learning how to depend on my self again.

Barbara J. Robinson said...

It's important to learn to stand on your own two feet and be independent, with the help of God. I watched my Mom suffer because she had no marketable job skills after she lost my father at a young age, and I never wanted to end up like her, in that way.

I'm glad you're learning to be self-sufficient. Love Ma Ma