A Post-It Note Prayer Request…Glimpses of God…

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Dianna is joining us today to take part in our “Shoulder To Shoulder” Guest Post series! Please take time to get to know more about our author today! Enjoy friends!

Rubbing Shoulders: Author’s Intro – I am (currently) a stay-at-home wife to a wonderful Godly husband…empty-nesters…mom to 4 ..step-mom to 5…mom-mom to 11 combined…and patiently…yes, patiently waiting for God’s leading in my life…He has challenged me over the past 2 years with some health issues and surgeries…But it is in His infinite wisdom I am where I am…”for such a time as this”…saying #YesToGod…learning all I can during this time of “Abiding” and looking forward to where He is leading me in 2015… Visit Dianna’s blog “Living With Eyz2God.”

Did you ever pray for something and after a while… just tuck it in the back of your head…

Kinda like a Post-It Note…stuck on the back of your mind…

It’s not that you didn’t believe your prayer would be answered…it’s just that, well, maybe life happens…and other things take precidence over that one request…

Or you just begin to let it go…and accept things as they are…and make the best of your time serving God…

It may be days…weeks…months…or even years…later…

When God’s timing brings about circumstances that bring an answer to your prayer…

But when the realization hits…out of the blue…

It leaves you breathless…and in awe…of the depth of God’s Love…

That He would honor your request years later…

My husband and I decided to move with our blended family shortly after we were married, when the opportunity came to us. Although this was a new adventure for us, it meant leaving family, friends, and church family behind, forming new friendships, and finding a new church family.

For the children this was no big deal…they had school, and friends at church their age…

For my husband this was no big deal…he had work, and was able to make friends easily at church…

But for myself…it wasn’t quite sowait easy…

I had work…and I had church…and I had lots of ministry opportunities available…and there were women at church…younger women…with younger children…and friendships and agendas of their own…

I kept busy for years…but there was something missing…

See, when I left my last church, I had left some very close friends…

Friends that were not only the same age as me, but friends who had gone through some very difficult times in my life with me…

Friends that I could meet for coffee…and hang out with til after midnight playing games…

Friends that I could laugh with…and cry with…and pray with…

and when we moved…I couldn’t replace those friendships…even though I tried…

So I began to pray for a friend…to fill that void…and that loneliness…

I prayed that God would send a special Godly woman close to my age that I could spend time with…hang out with…have coffee with…pray with…study God’s Word with…laugh with…share prayer concerns with…

But it just didn’t happen…

and soon my prayer request became less of a daily request…and more of a post-it note request…stuck on the back of my mind…

I  just accepted where I was in this time of my life, and worked in children’s ministry, kept busy at work, and spent time with the ladies at church…trying to fit in…going to events…meeting for coffee…

But still feeling empty…and lonely…yes, and still waiting on God…Trust God

Even though I have some great friends where I am, there is a difference when they aren’t your age, or they are in a different season of life…raising younger children (mine are all raised)….or always with their family and grandchildren because they live close by (mine don’t)…

But this past year God showed up…and answered my prayer from 10 years ago….

Yes…it’s been 10 years…

And out of the blue it hit me…

An in your face…leave me breathless, and in awe kinda hit me…

Like a lightning bolt kinda hit me…

You see, a friend, her husband, and their family, who I knew from my last church, just moved within 30 minutes of my husband and I. They are following God’s leading and vision to start a church in the area, and my husband and I met with them last night for Mid-week study and prayer…

What a refreshing time…

We shared our dreams…we shared Scripture…

We prayed for fresh vision…for the community…for our families…for this new church plant…

and we talked…and we laughed…and we had coffee…

and this morning I realized…

God had answered my prayer…

Tucked away in the back of my mind…

But always in the front of His…

In His Timing…

and through His circumstances…

He brought us together…

For our good…

and for His Glory…

And you know what?

amazing

My heart is smiling tonight…

I just might hold onto that Post-It Note Request…

But this time I think I’ll stick it in the front of my Bible…

Where it belongs…

Living With Eyz2God,

Dianna

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7 thoughts on “A Post-It Note Prayer Request…Glimpses of God…

  1. This made me cry, and I will remember its lesson for a long time whenever I think of my “post-it note” prayer requests. I will also have more gratitude. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Hillary, thank you for stopping by and reading! I am also learning to be more grateful, and have begun looking for more of those post-it note requests. I think we often think our requests are sometimes too small to put before our Father, but isn’t that exactly what He desires? Our complete trust in Him? He already knows the desires of our heart and is just waiting to bless us! My little grandchildren don’t measure the size of their request when asking me for something they want! Blessings my friend <3

  2. Dianna – Beautifully written. I especially like this phrase “Tucked away in the back of my mind…
    But always in the front of His…” If we could just remember that because often I think we are afraid that He forgets. Thank you for a great reminder of how God truly sees and feels about us.
    Victoria @SimplifiedLife.net

    • Victoria, thank you for your kind words! You are right when you say that we are afraid He forgets. I’ve recently gone through a valley time in my walk and have felt that way. But He gently reminds me that even my smallest dreams matter to Him. I just love my Jesus <3

  3. Dianna,
    I’m so glad the Lord brought your friend to you. I know of what you speak when you talk about having a friend your own age. I have not moved away like you have but the friends I had in the past have drifted off to people who are interested in more worldly activities than I. So, I have yet to find those like minded souls to bond with but reading your post lets me know that friend is somewhere in my future.

    • Mary, thank you for stopping by and for your comment. God has definitely grown me in this area over the past year, and although I still only have my one friend “live”, He has brought dozens of ladies into my life through Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies, of all ages. I am even meeting a gal for lunch that is in my small group online but lives only 30 minutes from me! How’s that for a God appointment! He cares so much for us and it is my prayer that you also will find your soul sister(s) very soon! Have a blessed day

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