9 x 12 Oil on Canvas
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The Painting: Soft oils and wide brush..
The Thought: I think it must have rained for 48 hours. The pond is full, the trees are green and it is good to be home.
My thoughts revolve around several things this morning and one is praying for a friend. We have very similar prayer needs and we both believe we clearly know what we need in our situations to fix them. But do we? From our human viewpoint, we see what would clearly be the answer, but so far it is not happening for either of our situations. It is so obvious that there is nothing else that could possibly happen to resolve the situation, except our concept of "the answer".
Sometimes this sets up an "uh oh" for me as it means my way is not His way and His way is not the easiest way all the time for me. Those that know me, know I like the long way around to get to where I am going. I am so thorough that I examine everything carefully and that takes time. Meanwhile I know God has initiated His Way and I need to hang on because there is no hint of direction at this time.
If I can keep my squirrels still, there are probably no less than 100 other ways to have my prayer request answered...but of course with my limited vision, I only see one way, my way. This is when I must remain quiet and in total faith that He will guide this situation where it needs to be. I need to stay out of the way.
Think about your current prayer needs; are you letting go and letting God?
“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”- Colossians 3:13