Sunday, March 18, 2007
The Power of Prayer
The nice thing about life, is if you want something bad enough and work hard enough to get it you can be successful. Take me for example. I prayed for a baby, begged for a baby, did everything short of stealing one from the mall and what did I get? Three babies.
Steven is everything to the nth degree. Faster, stronger, smarter and funnier than any child I have ever met. In trouble more often than he is not; his stamina and willfulness have caused Kory and I to grow in our parenting skills, learning as we go along, always hoping we are never more then one step behind him.
Sean is sweet, cunning and gorgeous with the most beautiful head of hair you have ever seen and eyes so dark they remind me one of the depths of the night’s sky. His laugh is infectious, his hugs and kisses addicting. Sean has taught us faith. Have faith in God that Sean is perfect, just as he is. Faith in Sean that he will accomplish everything we expect him to. He does things slowly, in his own time. Once he master’s a new skill however, LOOK OUT!
Bella is our beautiful, unexpected girl. Her chortles of joy warm our hearts and her deep blue eyes delight our souls. She is all girl and a sweet, sweet wonder to behold. Pretty in pink and purple and yellow, Bella is the marshmallows in our hot cocoa. Hot cocoa is perfect just as it is, but is even better with marshmallows!
Never doubt for a moment that a dream is attainable. The children are just one (well, three really) examples of a desire attained through the power of prayer, God’s design and much hard work on the part of Kory and myself. Take the time to search your heart for dreams you’ve laid to rest. Bring them out, dust them off. Pray diligently, work hard and Pray the prayer of Jabez:
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying,
“Oh, that You would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that You would keep me from evil,
that I may not cause pain”. (1 Chronicles 4:9-10)
and see how God works in your life! For more information on the Prayer of Jabez see the book under the same title penned by Bruce Wilkinson.