Dictionary ~ Tarry
Linger in expectation, wait or stay in one place
Psalm 27:14 New International Version (NIV)
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
PRAYER WORKS ~
I didn't have the faith the older women in the church had at the altar. I would go and watch them raise their hands and pray. I would hear this, "honey, prayer works. It changes you and that changes the way you view things. God wants to use you and you need to seek him". Again, I wasn't quite sure about the whole seeking thing, but I found that as I prayed, I felt something inside of me stirring up. I knew of faith in younger years but I seemed to pull away from God over time. As I got older, I grew in knowing God was able to handle my life just fine. The importance of one decision that lead to something else. I would make mistakes in life and once again, I found myself calling upon the name of Jesus for help.
Fast forward my life to my 60's and I know God in the deep way those older women knew God. Calling upon him in every situation and learning to let go of what I can't change. The balance of family and church. The balance of myself and knowing that worried plus doubt will not help me life by faith. My faith is stronger than ever and I see myself as a overcomer of bad things, harsh words and saying I can't do it, because I know that I can do all things through Christ.
Philippians 4:13 New International Version (NIV)
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
I have found that prayer does work. Even some unanswered prayers of mine, became answered prayers down the road of life. So much changes in one day and becoming closer to God changed too. I listen to worship music and soul goes immediately to peace. I pray and know God hears me. I choose not to doubt the power of God or his ways. I have came too far to doubt and living by faith is truly my choice. I want my kids and grandkids to know I love them and I tell them. God wants his children (you and me) to tell him that we love him. Actions is important and keep trusting the Lord in all situations. Believe in a miracle and live it.
Don't give up on praying and seeking the Lord. Over time you can look back and how God has brought you through many things of life too. Maybe today you are seeking for answers, miracles and dealing with a healing process of health, mental or spiritual. God is right here in this moment hearing your heart and help is on the way. Our prayers matter and connecting with others matters too. God puts people in our path of life to hold on for us, when life gets a little bit much. I am here today holding on for the readers of my blog, my family and friends. My prayers continue and I hope your day is a good one.