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Prayer Or A Swift Kick In The Backside

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Read Her Blog | 9 comments

Prayer Or A Swift Kick In The Backside

IMG_5883I want to quit today.

Don’t want to write any longer.

The manuscript deadline is in 10 days.

Distractions surround me: evicting tenants, renovating a trashed rental, setting appointments for potential new renters, and finding time to love on my babies.

It’s enough to make me want to pitch everything.

Everything.

To hit delete and run outside to play, because I feel I have nothing else to give. Scooped raw internally without an ounce of insight left.

Today I opened an old InTouch devotional to find peace, and wouldn’t you know, the suggested verses hit me like a spirit-filled wave.

Proverbs 2:

My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.

Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

I cried for understanding this morning. Lord knows I need it. But God keeps reminding me this book isn’t about me, but what He wants to accomplish through me. My ways are rarely His ways. You’d think I’d of figured that out by now.

I would appreciate some prayers, or a swift kick in the backside. Either works.

Prayers for a renewed sense of strength and His wisdom to fill my mind, for quiet moments, for the right attitude, for the simple reason that God deserves the glory, and my silly sacrifice of time is the least I can do for all the miracles He’s allowed in my life.

Just curious. Is anyone else feeling the need for understanding in their situation? I’d be happy to pray for you too.

Or offer a swift kick.

Either works.

9 Comments

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  1. Anonymous

    Bouncing back is who and what you are. Not Dabneyland, Dabneyreality.

  2. pamelaketterer@comcast.net

    Dabney, you have always been an optimist. That will never change.

  3. Brenda

    When we have no agenda we get into mischief. A tugging on the heart brings fruit, complacency brings trouble.

    Much rather be over worked with restful sleep than worthless with tossing and turning in sleep.

  4. Elea

    Dabney, I don’t want to kick you from the back side but I will be praying for you instead.

  5. raw milk marathon

    Ah yes, I understand this well. Isn’t it amazing how faithful God is though? I have been moved by His faithfulness this week and His answer to prayers. You will be delivered through this, I thank God in advance for His follow-through!

    • dabneyland

      We’ll I’ll be. What a pleasure it is to see you on my site. A smile grew across my face seeing the words “raw milk marathon.”

      Looking for good things to come your way through your writing.

      And, yes. I’ve seen God show up in crazy way this week. Amazing how hard it is for me to ask for prayer during those difficult times–even when I know He’s shown up in the past.

      Thanks for your encouragement. Looking forward to your future posts.

      Blessings!
      Dab

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