Monday, January 21, 2013

Prayer and Promise

Stumbling through this earthly life has prepared me to come here with a heart full of humility seeking prayer. Over the last few years, I've tried desperately to become "a better me!" Some days I've been successful and others I have not. Along the way, I've realized there are many facets to "becoming a better me." GOD has graciously given me a community to come along side in prayer, encouragement, and on many days to simply listen to the rambling words of a crazy lady. You, my friends are a very important part of my community and I love how GOD brought each of you into my life. You came here as readers, by the grace of GOD you stayed, and along the journey you became friends.

A few of the areas in my life that need renewal and recovery:

Spiritual: Abetter heart relationship with my Heavenly Father.
Physical: Health issues
Emotional: A need for total dependance on GOD every moment of every day.

Well, did I cover everything? Probably not!

Yesterday, I joined a group at New Life UMC. It's called, "Choose 2 Lose." I've made progress on my own, but after prayer I realized the accountability and encouragement of others could be a great asset.

Then the thoughts of  defeat and failure came:

"what if you fail"
"now you have to chart your progress or failure"
"you know you don't want to answer to other humans"
"you know you have health issues and they will not understand them"
"you know this is horrible timing"

You get the picture. The enemy just wants me to fall short of my goal.

NO WAY am I going to give in this easily. So, here I am today confessing to the entire world my desires as well as my fears. GOD knows my heart and HE has promised to be with me every step of the way. I may not be able to do this on my own, but I can do this and anything else my GOD calls me to do through HIS strength. 

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea Bowling Perdue

~An added prayer request for my best friend and husband, Doug. He will have a biopsy tomorrow.


Saleslady371 said...

I totally understand, Andrea. Praying that the Lord will uphold your desires which are His, to get healthy. He will do this through you, I just know it. Praying for Doug.

Trisha said...

God Bless you Andrea, my husband and I will keep you both in our prayers.

Psalms 37/4 'Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.'

I've seen this over and over through out my life. Hugs & Prayers

Carol Z said...

You and Doug are always in my prayers and I am so grateful that we got to meet. I am working on the health journey and taking the small steps each day to grow healthier. I'm cheering you on.

Denise said...

Precious friend, I totally understand. I know you can, and will succeed. You have my love, prayers, blessings, and huge hugs.

Me said...

Oh Andrea,
Such a beautifully transparent post! I think we ALL seek to be better me's.
Yes... praying for you and for Doug.