Revelation Time

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This week I had another night of sleeplessness prayer time. I poured out to the Lord some of the ways I feel like my life is falling apart around me. Since I hurt my back over a month ago:

  • I’ve gained 9 pounds
  • my laundry is overflowing and people are naked (well, not quite, but it feels that way)
  • my dishes are always needing to be done
  • there is no food in the house though I feel like I’m at the store daily
  • school is not getting done well
  • the house never seems to be really cleaned
  • attitudes are kind of on the surly side (and I don’t just mean me)

In all of this, the Lord spoke to me.

I have been working on my OWN strength and will power. I have NOT been looking to the Lord’s strength in ANY of it.

OUCH!!

 ”For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace…” Rom 8:6

I have accomplished nothing these past few weeks because I have been putting my faith and hope in my fleshly strength. I have not been setting my mind on the Spirit and have had NO life and peace. So, I am looking for a different week. I am bathing my agenda in prayer to have the Lord replace it with HIS agenda. I want my life to be a glory and honor to Him; not ask Him to bless what I’M wanting to do.

Lord, I lay down my hopes and dreams before You and ask for You to guide and direct each step I take. I pick up Your burden and lay mine at Your throne. I ask for grace to rest in Your plan, in Your strength in Your wisdom and Your timing as You lead my heart and actions, moment by moment this week. In Jesus’ precious name.

I’m so thankful today for the way the Lord speaks to our hearts to transform us into the image of Jesus!





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19 comments to Revelation Time

  • Kate, I stole the title of your blog as my own today because it fit my own thoughts. I love your honesty! I’ve had one of those few weeks myself. Love you friend!

  • Rina Peru

    I experience those things, too, but the Lord doesn’t fail to remind me (just like what you mentioned above) to rest in Him and fix my eyes on Him.

  • Kate I am sorry to hear about your back and all the things that you need to do. But I am so glad that the Lord did speak to you. You know when the Lord wakes me up in the middle of the night I just pray and He speaks. If I lived close to you I would surely offer my hand to help you. Father God Thank you for speaking to Kate’s heart and Lord let her rest completely upon You. Let her draw her strength from You Lord. And Lord bring healing and restoration to her back and Lord I ask that those things we was concern about that You would put on someone’s mind Kate, that they would come and offer a hand to help in anyway. In Jesus name…I pray and I say thank you for being our EVERYTHING

  • Hugs and prayers . . . and grateful for you cyber wisdom all these years . . . almst 16 I think. But who’s counting!

    bwsmith

  • Ann

    Hi,Kate! I totally understand going through times of weakness, when I find myself battling the flesh and not leaning on God! And God must used sleeplessness to get our attention, because I actually had that happen the other night to me. I wrote about it in my recent blog post, which I added to your blog-hop above. Thankfully, God is forgiving and loves us so much that he wants to help us thru the Holy Spirit trust Him more. Blessings to you, my friend!
    In His Love, Ann

  • Oh Kate, I’m so sorry to hear about all this. And oh, I can so relate – not because of injuries, but because of plans I make that get turned upside down – a LOT. Like you, I find no peace, other than in total surrender – and yet, it’s so hard. But as you wisely point out, surrounding ourselves in Him, His Word, His praise, and keep on – day by day, minute by minute. Not my will, but His be done.

    By the by, I’ve been struggling with “sleep fasts” off and on the past few years. God gave me a wonderful solution a couple of years ago – I’ve linked to my article about it. No guarantees, but it’s been a great blessing for me. :) Praying it might help you a bit too, and praying for healing!

    • Kate

      Kaye, you are always such an encouragement and blessing to me in the things you share from your heart! Love you, sweetie.

  • What a good reminder for me today as I look at my mountains and think I can climb them with just a little more determination. I read this recently and it keeps rattling around in my brain. “He doesn’t give you strength he IS your strength!” Still pondering that….

  • So….when did you become a “fly on the wall” in my life?!?!?! Wow…this is so me right now. God is guiding me to a different season and I’m struggling hard with how to manage. What to put down. What to take up. How to do less with more and more with less….sigh. Thanks. You gave me the key…I must decrease so He can increase. Why oh why do I forget that time and again……

    • Kate

      Loretta…you crack me up — “fly on the wall”!! I’m so blessed that you stopped by this week and that we can encourage one another.

  • Laura

    Oh, Kate. Praying for you during this time (a chuckle at the naked people…I do jot have a hurt back and it still feels this way at my house). Giving thanks for you this season.