The Alford Crew

November 27, 2011

~here i go thinking again…~

Filed under: Devotional, Prayer, thoughts — Kristina @ 3:11 am

So, yes…i do take time to stop and think. I often catch myself thinking on a topic too long. Have you ever done that? It is easy to do, ya know, dwell on a topic too long. What is worse is when i start talking about what i’m thinking.  That can get rough for sure! I have a friend who says i ramble. The same friend at least says i ramble with a destination- i eventually get there! Anyway, i’ve been thinking on prayer. What is the definition of prayer? It interest me that prayer is an avenue in which we can hear from God, however most people who pray are talking at God or to Him versus talking with Him having pauses long enough to listen to what He has to whisper to the heart.

How do you pray?

I long to get better at listening to His voice rather than my own. It seems more often than not that i am ready with a long list of thoughts, needs and wants versus a gratitude list revealing my awe, fear and respect of what He has already given! Even more so i should come more often in silence waiting, listening to what His thoughts are.

Maybe the scripture “Pray with out ceasing” I Thes. 5:17, actually means listen without ceasing…???

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September 22, 2009

~Sleepin’~

Filed under: Prayer, Random reminders — Kristina @ 5:02 pm

sleepin' baby

I love to catch my children asleep and resting so peacefully! Not a care in the world! Every time i get to observe for a little bit, i’m reminded of the rest i find in Jesus…especially when so many things are up in the air and chaos surrounds…when it feels like i have failed Him and others around me, there is peace if i choose to acknowledge it-sweet peace and rest.  Anyone at true rest is beautiful to watch asleep or awake…

Father, thank You for true rest— i pray my trust and rest will be obvious in you as a light and encouragement to others. I hope you have much joy in knowing  my desire to rest in you. You are the Measure of my worth-not flesh or any principality that lurks…You and only You, Lord. Please continue to remind me of You and Your ways and accept what little i have to offer-multiply it and use it for your Glory.

April 6, 2009

~faith of a child~

Filed under: Prayer — Kristina @ 11:15 am

Dad(God),

Somewhere along the way, someone or something told me to grow up…i don’t quite grasp the balance of “growing up” yet—keeping faith and mind set of a child, however, You made me.  I’m figuring You will lead me in this.

You have revealed more of Your character to me in recent weeks and months. There have been times when my heart has been so heavy…in my head i knew You were there yet You felt so distant in feeling. Verses came to mind a few old hymns and songs came to mind, i thought You were just being silent, maybe upset w/ me for something…

While searching my heart and soul over- there was some selfishness, some frustration with others when i shouldn’t have been frustrated with them, some aggravation in life appearing like there wasn’t enough to make ends meet. I remember crying, saying, “i can’t nor do i want to go on w/out feeling You strongly… i can’t live in this world w/out You!”

There You were and are…

I remember thinking and even telling You, that i want you to say “Well done”. I can’t…furthermore… won’t be a difference with out You. To walk with you, that is the key, not to run ahead or to lull behind—I need you, yes i said it as all of us here on earth deep down everyone knows there is a need of You.

Here You are…

Now all that is left is to follow through…to hold Your hand and walk…just as i am teaching our little guy to look both ways when we cross a path or street—to walk with one of us…(funny thing) he still has no fear, just faith that because i am holding his little hand we will cross safely. Please hold my hand and don’t let go.

You don’t let go-through the calm or through the storm. You hold strong and steadfast in the valley of the shadow of death-in the highs and the lows…You are ever so good and present in my situation.

Opening up and allowing myself to feel that again is empowering, i can walk with You across any street, sea or mountain w/no fear, we will cross safely. I am looking both ways, but more importantly holding on, waiting for Your lead to go or stay-holding on-faith expanded a bit more until You see fit to grow it once again.  Daddy, I love You.

March 16, 2009

~please pray for the Tipping family!

Filed under: Prayer — Kristina @ 12:21 pm

http://www.tippingfamily.com

December 28, 2008

~On the Third Day of Christmas~

Filed under: Devotional, General, Prayer — Kristina @ 10:11 pm

My true love gave to me:

Three French Hens

~~~~~~~~~~Faith~~~~~~~~~~Hope~~~~~~~~~~Love~~~~~~~~~~

The three French hens are reminders of our Christian journey. Faith is necessary to begin our relationship with Jesus, the hope that He brings to everyday and our eternity…the fact that He is love, all are vital and key to our belief system as Christ followers.

The prayer on my heart after reading I John 4.

“Father, teach us to love others, for love is of you; and everyone who loves is born of You. He who does not love, does not know You, for You are Love.”

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