…a post from my previous blog, Paper Plate Prayers…(11/5/13)
When I went to bed last night I realized I only had one more blank paper plate left in my stack! Oh no! That can’t happen. I know what you are probably thinking. In this day and age, why not just do everything on a computer or tablet. It’s just not the same! I have to use a paper plate! It has a purpose! A divine purpose! I knew I needed to make a run to Sam’s (for the best deal) as soon as I dropped the kids off at school. Luckily, I was able to run in, get fully loaded on plates plus I ran into a dear friend so I got a refill on friendship while I was there too! That’s always a blessing!
Last night I decided to spend some time reading through some of the plates in my collection. Some are prayers. Some are more like journal entries. Oh, how I wish I would have kept the ones from thirty years ago when I first started writing down my prayers and thoughts to God.
Now, I like to make notes and write down how God has answered specific prayers and thank him for each one. I ran across this request in particular. It is from over a year ago when a friend asked for prayers but did not tell me what was going on her life until weeks maybe months later. Now, I can thank God with such a peaceful heart knowing what a wonderful plan he had. I knew he had a great plan but I never could have imagined how grand it was! I plan on keeping my plates for many years to come. I can’t wait to look back on them and continue to add prayers and blessings to them. God hears them!
~Paper Plate Prayer~
I pray that we are never too busy to actually stop what we are doing long enough to literally pray for one another, to realize when a prayer has been answered and to acknowledge that answered prayer by thanking you wholeheartedly. With that said Lord, I thank you for listening to our prayers and for answering our prayers in your perfect time according to your perfect will.
Armed and Faithful,
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.