28 Love makes sacrifices
I prayed on this dare. I thought that I could text my wife asking if
there is anything I could do to make your day easier for you. Before
I sent it I prayed and I felt no. So I went about my day, playing
with my daughter. I tried to thank the Lord as much as I could but
yesterday I could have done better! As I am typing this I realized
that I have had my daughter for over a week now. The reason I have
her is that my wife wanted to do a mountain bike course that started
yesterday and ends tomorrow. Could this be the dare? Well I had to
step away and pray again. When I pray asking if this is completion
of the dare I get back a yes with a stipulation that there is more I
could do (isn’t there always more we could do?). I feel that
sending the text was not the answer because He is working with her
now. This past week we have had a lot of phone/texting contact. He
wants me to be still. I did not post this yesterday as I was not
still enough to listen.
Its tough running around with kids and trying to be still at the same time. One of the hardest things for me to do is to be still and listen for what He is telling me when there are distractions (kids, work, friends, tv, etc....).
Its good that you went to prayer before sending her the text instead of doing it your way. Praise God youve made some great progress in just a few weeks!
Agreed on the distractions and trying to hear His word. As I have said for me it is conscious decision every second of every day for me to place Him first and seek Him out. Today, seems like I am basking in His glory.
Is there a difference between "felt" (feeling) and "knowing"... I am just throwing it out there for you to pray on.
I do pray on it. There are times that I am certain then there are times where I am feeling the answer. Bottom line is to pray more. I am starting to get into a routine. Need to tighten it up a bit.