Prayer is not always answered when and how we want.

Years for this and maybe days for that. When we pray in faith we know the Lord hears us and knows what we have need of. He is faithful to answer those prayers.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Walking in the Spirit

16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[c] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[d] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Faith though amazing grace. I have it do you? I had my thoughts and dreams and prayers of future wants and needs. Throughout four years He sustained me gave me strength in my weaknesses. I think back and know He was carrying me. I grew in faith and wisdom and am living this temporary life with Him. Amazingly I sat in church with my arm around my daughter on Easter. A beautiful woman she has become. She doesn’t know the truth of Christ yet. I know that the Lord will have His purpose in her. She is returning tomorrow to Lebanon and I know I will see her again here or in heaven.

So praise Him more and do His will. We will fail at times and yet know we have forgiveness. In everything give thanks. Amen and Amen!

P.S. Lena I meant to share this with you before now. It is so big and I have been so busy. See you soon to catch up.