After Sunday’s lunch choice – Whopper Jr. from “the” Burger King – I thought it best that I fast yesterday. But then I remembered how ludicrous fasting is and caved in about, oh 8:00 AM. I’m not much for fasting food. Not even for Jesus. I’m not sayin’ I wouldn’t. I’m just sayin’ I’m not much for it. I usually give up something like the internet in lieu of food for a day instead. And that, my friends, is torture enough. Amen? Yes, I see that hand.
By the way, I had not consumed a meal from Burger King in YEE-ERS. I stood in line THIRTY minutes at the Atlanta airport with my six year old to satiate my yearning for the BK. No regrets folks. No, not one.
This post really has nothing to do with boosting my iron deficiency or elevating my cholesterol, but I was just sittin’ on this information and it just flowed off of my fingertips. So, there ya go.
In other news, I listened to President Obama’s address last night. I’m pur-tee sure it’s no secret that we are in an economic crisis. Many are living in fear. Many are frustrated. It is so easy to become disheartened in the midst of struggles. We pray and pray for our marriage to get better. We pray that God would change something within our own life over and over again. We pray for healing day after day.
So what gives? How long do we pray?
Psalm 86:3 says “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you ALL DAY LONG.”
In other words, keep praying NO MATTER WHAT. No matter how hopeless things appear, no matter how frustrated we become, no matter how broken our hearts are. Keep praying.
I have a lot of good days that I remember to take my burdens to the cross. Then, I have a weak moment like yesterday afternoon, and I say things to my husband like, “Um, how about a little reassurance that everything is going to be okay?”
Kris can give me that reassurance the best he can. But, only God can give me a peace that really does surpass any kind of understanding I may have or ever will have.
So, I remembered. Oh. Lookie there. I could pray about this.
I know, I know. I’m a clever one.
Our heavenly Father never eats or sleeps. I know, right? He waits with bated breath to hear my voice. To hear yours. Take your fears, take your worries and lay them down at His feet. Speak His name, or heck, cry out to Him, and let His reassurance engulf you. Let His peace do a number on you.
And, no matter what, don’t stop praying.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
What, me? Anxious? Nevah.