I continue to think about this subject. Unforgiveness is one of the major hindrances that can hinder your healing. Listen to what Jesus says in Mark 11:25-26. "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and [let it drop](leave it, let it go), in order that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings." Happy New Year 2011, I still think this an important message! A quote by Author: Tami Hoag 2007... What purpose does it serve to hold that anger? What good does it do? Hatred is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die of it."

An Opinion... Isn't it amazing that almost everyone has an opinion to offer about the bible (as well as other subjects), and yet so few have studied it (or the subject)? R. C. Sproul, If only one would read before speaking, they would not look so foolish. Yet, I don't want to get in anyone's face... so I keep dropping hints. Does it help? I hope so...)


I have often heard that when life has you down, your walk with God becomes stronger.  For many years, I have prayed or had discussions with the Lord.  I say that because so often I've prayed life issues knowing that I wouldn't be chastised, laughed at or rejected for my thoughts when talking to God.  It has been comforting to know that venting my thoughts, as well as asking for help, has been a prayer away.

It is true that not all prayerful requests are answered in a quick, positive manner.  But I have faith knowing that prayers are answered in God's timing, and in accordance to His plan and purpose for my life.  As all children, I may disagree with my heavenly Father's decisions, yet accept.  My faith allows me, the Type A personality that I am, to willingly receive this. 

Looking into my my life, I have many times questioned while going thru a troubled time why... didn't my prayer get answered; was it taking so long to be answered; at that time in my opinion it appeared to be a negative answer?

Now, fast forward and look back, wow... I can see answers, why it may have taken a while and the reason and/or results.  Sometimes I may never know all of the answers.  I have questions that have plagued me, but I have accepted "what is."  That acceptance, to me, is faith and brings some peace of mind to me.

It is now that I have to pray, hold strong to my faith, and hope for tomorrow.

"When life knocks you on your knees, you're in a perfect position to pray!"
(unknown author)


Found an article that I would like to share ...

Some of the content of this article:
Power of Prayer ~ How powerful is it?
Power of Prayer ~ How do I tap into it?
Power of Prayer ~ For what kind of things should I pray?
How does the healing power of prayer work?  Why isn't everyone healed?