Welcome to 2008!
May your New Year be blessed and filled with God's Holy presence!
Okay, okay....I know I was filled with some self-pity last night - sorry about that but it does help to get it off my chest.
Thank you Susan for your post. It is so true - I know. I do reach out often and do not wait for the invitation - that is part of my frustration - once in a while I would like someone to reach out to me (selfish - maybe). It's just that it's hard to know if you are actually appreciated if you are the one always doing the calling and inviting with friends. That seems to be a pattern in my life - I do the reaching otherwise I am not sure I'd hear from anyone! Take my supposed friendship with Todd - I want to be a witness to him - I am burdened for his salvation, but I am the only one who ever does the contacting - is that a friend? I keep saying to myself "no more - he can just call me." But then I think - is that what Jesus would do? Would he say, "I've had it with Susan or Julie or David or Terry because I haven't heard from them today - so forget them!" God knows there are days when I don't "contact" him through prayer and just go about my daily work. I wonder....does God feel unappreciated or unloved in those moments? Just thoughts to ponder.....
On a positive note, and I am determined to put a positive note into all things this year - I ended up having great fellowship with the Lord last night at the chapel. It was so peaceful. I spent 3.5hrs (until midnight), praying in the new year....along with some pleading, venting, repenting and finally surrendering and adoring the Lord.
Susan - I want you to know that in 2008 EVERY time I pray that God would bless me with a Christian husband I am committed to pray the same for you too. So that means I'll be praying for you daily since I "bug" the Lord everyday for a husband!! :)
For those of us being pounded with yet another snow storm - stay safe on the roads!
Love you all.
J. Little Missionary