“Anything else?”

And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Matthew 6:7 – ESV

K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid) came around to visit me once again, however, I think instead of name calling Heavenly Dad would have said,”silly,” “sister,” or “saved one,” just sayin’…  .

I have three massively huge projects going on right now. Any one of them could be  considered one of those,”extreme stressors” in the top ten. Why Heavenly Dad decided to open all of these doors (I kepting walking by one of them for a year) at the same time, I have no idea. The one, my lovely daughters wedding, is a fun stressor and technically she has given me free reign. The stress of that one is: I only get one shot at this and my ‘designer extraordinaire’ has been with Heavenly Dad for two and a half years now. Trying to think of what he’d like to see on top of what I like, adds a demension not many face. So much joy tinged with…tears. Ehhh, marching forward: that is the only direction to go.

I was working on project three(not wedding) and was on load number two at the Restore in lil’ truck, sweating my heiny off in temps nearing 100. I was like,” Heavenly Dad! This is tough! I’m so stinking tired. You know, some help would be greatly appreciated because this is just crazy hard.”

I turned around and some dude had grabbed stuff off of my cart and was loading it into lil’truck! “What in the..?” I laughed out loud.

I saw this guy go into the Restore with his wife a little while before, why he showed up for the last 5 stacks of loading I don’t know (duh, God nudge), but I’m Not arguing.

In my mind it was as if I could hear H.D. (Heavenly Dad) say,”Anyrhing else? I mean you were just trucking right along like,’I got this,’ so I was waiting for you to slow your roll and ask for help. I’m not going to force myself on you.”

Lesson learned.

This takes me to the verse He gave me the next day. When I was growing up in church I felt that everyone prayed so…eloquently. I was intimidated because I thought that was the “proper” way to communicate with Heavenly Dad. As I got older I think I prayed less because I didn’t think He would listen to my ramblings, as I just didn’t have it in me to use all of those “Thee’s and thou’s.”

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.”
Matthew 6:7 – Reminded me that there’s no impressing Him with fluffy, empty worlds. He sees and knows my heart and just wants me to be honest and real.

Again, had I been honest and real a little more quickly, maybe lil’ truck would have been loaded a lot faster (winky, winky). Hopefully next time😳.

Until we meet again: Blessings!

2 thoughts on ““Anything else?”

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one that has thought about prayer in this way. I felt like I wasn’t adequate enough to pray either but God has taught me that he is sitting right beside me and he will hear anything I have to say

  2. I LOVE this! Thanks for the great reminder that I CANT do it all myself, even when I want to or think I have to. 😅
    OH! And I also find it encouraging to remember that if the HOLY SPIRIT can intercede with “groans and utterings”- if that’s good enough for HIM to pray on my behalf!- then by golly I can too!!! 😂❤️

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