There's not a place that I go that I do not take my prayer journal along for the ride... that's because I always find myself needing to talk to God! I was just driving in the car and started to think about how my life changed so dramatically. It seems like just the other day I was praying, daydreaming, hoping and asking God for a boyfriend....(years later) but seems like in the blink of an eye I had a boyfriend, then was engaged, then was married, then had a baby...WOAH!
How did all that happen?
What did I do?
What did I pray?
What did I say?
Honestly, I have NO idea! All, I know is that I stayed faithful in my belief of Prayer, Patience, and a Smile and when God saw fit He opened a window of blessings and poured them out to me! Truth be told, I feel like God already had my name on certain blessings and he was waiting on ME to push the button to access it. See, so many times we think we are waiting on God...
Ohh! I'm just waiting on God to bring me a new Job.
Ohh! I'm just waiting on God to bring me a Man.
Ohh!! I'm just waiting on God to bring me a Home.
Ohh! I'm just waiting on God to give me more Money.
When GOD is saying...*one eyebrow lifted*...
"Ohh! I'm just waiting on YOU to prove that you're READY"
#BOOM *smack in the face*
See, I believe that God already has blessings stored up, with our names written on them. Each one of us has a specific blessing already together, already packaged up, already labeled TO GO... butttt we always find a way to show God that we still have some work to do. Time after time, we show God that we still have some growing, maturing, developing, and learning to do. The blessing that we want requires us to have WISDOM (that we don't have yet)...The blessing that we want requires us to have DISCIPLINE (that we don't have yet)...The blessing that we want requires us to have OBEDIENCE (that we don't have yet). So, in order for us to prove to God that we are READY we actually have to change our way of thinking and doing!
I was writing in my prayer journal thinking about the night that I met my husband and how like a domino effect my life that I daydreamed of started coming to pass. But, What made that day.. the moment I received this blessing? What did I do or say at that moment that God said..."Yes, You are Ready!" I think about that day, because what ever I did or said I neeeed to do or say all over again so that I can receive more blessings God has for me! And then, I thought to myself...Shantia You remember exactly what you did and what you said:
"remember when you used to write in your prayer journal speaking things that be not as though they were..."
"remember when you used to write in your prayer journal for things and say I thank you God in advance for..."
" remember when you used to write in your prayer journal the scripture of Philippians 4:6-7 saying it over and over reminding yourself to Be Anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God and the Peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus..."
..Remember all that Shantia!!
At that moment is when I knew what I needed to do..I had to get back to the "Old Me" because I know God is still in the blessing business. I've seen him do it sooo many times before and I know it hasn't changed or ran out. HOW God blesses he will do it in such a way that NOBODY will or can get credit for it. He will do it in such way that will change our view of life. He will do it in such a way that will leave us flabbergasted on just How powerful he truly is! He will do it in such a way that will completely blow our mind... leaving us with our jaws dropped, eyes watery, heart racing, and knees so weak that Falling down to our face is the ONLY acceptable and WORTHY thank you that we can give to HIM.
That KIND of Feeling... That KIND of Moment is the Blessing that God has stored up for YOU and ME... We just have to remember that it's READY for US.. we just have to prove that...
WE ARE READY FOR IT!