“Go where your best prayers take you. Unclench the fists of your spirit and take it easy. Breathe deep of the glad air, and live one day at a time. Know that you are precious.” FREDERICK BUECHNER
I only started praying because we had nowhere else to go. But then, when I did, I somehow stumbled into a story worth telling.
July 9-2017, an amazing thing happened and it’s important to remember and recount these encouragements, because that’s how we grow in faith. He’s not just reviving nor just simply restoring. Greater things have yet to come.
I realized then if we can accomplish something purely in our own strength, those dreams were way too small. Big dreams require wild faith. And I have got a promise. She will love me like Jesus does. With all my crazy in my dreams with broken wings. Every single piece of everything I am she knows the man I ain’t. The devil, man, no, he don’t stand a chance, because she loves me like Jesus does.
I pulled out my pocket stone with the words “hope” engraved on it. Seeing it buoys my faith. It gives me courage to trust him in the present. It gives me hope for the future. I am thankful as I look at this pocket stone. But I also realize that this stone represents suffering. The times when I encountered God and sensed his presence were all borne out of pain.