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Friday, July 11, 2008

Spiritual Muscles

This summer has been a different one for me. Both of my boys have been gone most of the summer. The majority of their time has been serving at a local Christian camp. They still have three more weeks to be away before we soon start home school again.

I guess it is no coincidence that while my boys have been gone and I have had a lot of free time on my hands, that my husband has been facing tremendous struggles in his job. It has been so much that we have been seeking God for clear direction for our future. Every day he comes home feeling like he has gone through a battle.

I find that through it all I have been developing my spiritual muscles! :) Throughout the day I spend a tremendous amount of the time covering my sweet husband in prayer. I know that if the boys were home, my schedule would be a lot different and would not allow me to have so much alone time that I have been spending with my Heavenly Father. I know that this has not been a coincidence.

The more I pray and petition God, the more my faith has grown. Even though I have not seen any answers to pray yet, or seen changes in the situation, I know that God is working. I pray that we will have very clear and specific direction for what God wants us to do in the midst of this trial. I guess in the mean time I will continue to develop my spiritual muscles.

2 comments:

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Hi Jody,

I am praying for you and your husband right now.

I am glad God has given you this season of rest and prayer. What a gift.

And thank you for your many encouraging comments on my blog. You touch my heart everyday.

Sweet Blessings,
Lysa

Sharon said...

Jody,
Hello, The time that you have recieved with the Lord while the boys are gone is sooo awesome, peace with our Lord, do ya think he set it up for you?
I am praying for you and your hubby
God Bless You.
Sharon