Monday, June 11, 2012

Pray...Any Time

This morning while I was driving to work I did what I do most of the time...talk with the Lord. Lots of times it's just me doing the talking because I rush through the conversation. Other times either He talks with me or He just fills me with amazing feelings...the kind I do like. Today that's how it was. Sometimes...you really don't need words. God is awesome and knows just exactly what we need and when. There are times when all we need is to know that He is with us...right where we are! And...there are times when praying on your way to work isn't a good idea...

This morning I was praying for family and friends and the needs they have and then I just said..."Thank You for taking care of me." Immediately I knew the Lord was there...in my car with me. I told Him..."I know I probably shouldn't even be here to see another birthday and yet...in a few days I will. There were so many times in my life I could have easily died but...I believe...You kept me safe even though I wasn't living for You." As many of you know crying just doesn't happen for me much. Well...the most amazing feeling of warmth washed over me and the tears started. I had no control over it. Unfortunately in a couple of minutes I was at work. But...they were a great couple of minutes! 

God is amazing and the things He does for us are sometimes hard to believe unless you experience them yourself. I guess that's why I'm sharing this with you today...

You need to experience God for yourself. I fail many, many times. But even though I do...He still is there just waiting for me to talk with Him. He longs for the chance to come to you...hold you...and help you to experience things that are really kind of foreign to you. He wants to show you His love...He wants to let you feel His love...peace...joy...all the emotions and feelings that are hard for you.

God is thinking about each and every one of us all the time. We are all equal in His heart...He loves us all the same. His love is unconditional...unfailing...unending...everlasting! 

Jeremiah 31:3

Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.
    With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.

Lamentations 3:22

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
    His mercies never cease.


Oh yeah...

Forget what I said in the first paragraph. Praying on your way to work...or any other time...is always a great idea. 

6 comments:

Maryann said...

I need to be reminded that he is always there just waiting for me to talk to him.

Child of God said...

Hi Chelle,
Thanks for sharing this. It so great to read testimonies of how God is working in the here and now.

Blessings girl,
<><

Joy said...

Hey Chelle thanks for sharing in this post! Great to know that God is doing amazing things in your life! Keep it up! :D

Denise said...

There is no substitute for time spent alone with God where you can tell Him anything and everything. And there is nothing more fulfilling than Him by your side helping you with whatever the day brings!

Blessings and love Chelle; happy birthday tomorrow!! XXOO

Denise

Never Forsaken said...

Happy birthday Chelle!
There's another thing we have in common~June b-days!..
This was so nicely written. I know how hard it can be to let the Lord in through that hard exterior we put up around our hearts. He wants us to trust so completely in him to be our shield, our covering; he doesn't want us to not feel...he will hold us through the pain of today as well as the painful memories from yesterday, and we can step into tomorrow with confidence because he won't let go no matter what...I cherish the times when he makes his presence known!
~((Big birthday hug))~Lisa

Tracy said...

Hi Chelle - my daughter's birthday is the 14th! Now I will be able to remember yours with ease. Happy birthday for tomorrow? God bless friend and so true, you can pray anywhere, anytime
Tracy