Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Because He doesn't want me to numb my heart

About 2 weeks ago God was not so gently letting me know He is the ROCK. 
It was in my face.
Felt like constantly.
I wasn't upset, I knew He needed me to get this. 
Then last week.....
Calls, texts, & messages of people hurting.
And I knew I needed to that He is the rock because I needed to pray to the only one who could handle all that was going on with people hurting. 
And then Boston.
I just couldn't.
I couldn't read about it.
Or watch anything regarding it.
I couldn't look at any pictures.
And I definitely had no desire to talk about it.
It stressed me out so much.
My heart was already so tired from praying for others that I know who are hurting. Hurting bad.
I just couldn't deal with it.
I didn't even mutter a small prayer for the people until right before bed when He urged me to at least pray a small prayer.

I have yet to read one blog regarding the incident.
Not one news report.
Or scare tactic report.

Then today a wonderful friend of mine sent me some of the verses from the She Reads Truth devotional for today.
A little later I sat down to do my devotions and I just knew I had to read the She Reads Truth devotional for today.

{I usually keep up with the She Reads Truth devotional, but lately felt led to study Isaiah}

It was exactly what my heart needed.
To not allow my heart to be numbed to what is happening but the need to PRAY.

And with this comes the Overcome The Lie 40 day challenge.
I had no idea what I was doing for the challenge.
Even earlier today thinking what if Ashley asks me what I'm doing I have no answer.
This morning I thought about praying for people hurting and then thought it was silly.

It's so NOT silly.
It's what I should be doing.
It's what I will be doing.
40 days.
Praying for those that are hurting.

Are you one of those people?
If you are please let me know.
I WANT to pray for YOU.
But more than that God wants me to pray.
He wants me to pray for the brokenhearted
for others.

...because the LORD has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor, He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, to bestow on them a crown of beauty

Isaiah 61: 1-3ish

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