Almost a year ago, I had a small group of women meeting in my home.
We were doing a six week Bible study and each week the ladies drove on that windy road to get to my place with Bibles and food in hand.
We had a good time studying God’s Word together and
eating getting to know one another better.
There were about 8 to 10 of us meeting on any given study night and we sat around on one of my couches or chairs, got comfortable and chatted.
During our time, one of the girls noticed that I was always adjusting and moving our sectional. It is a second hand sofa that was an answer to prayer. I literally asked God to give me a couch like this and not soon after, I saw this couch on the front of neighbor’s lawn for $100. I was grateful for this couch so I didn’t complain.
But the sections would never stay together. The little bolts that were supposed to hook one couch section to another and keep them there weren’t doing their jobs.
The sections of the coach were constantly coming apart.
I was constantly pushing them back together.
When my friend asked me if I’d tried to have the couch fixed, I told her that I had no idea where to go or who to call to deal with such a thing.
She suggested I try velcro.
That was a year ago.
Just last week I realized that my list of random stuff to fix around the house had gotten a little long, so I made the call to our handyman.
Fixing the couch was one of the things on my list for him.
When he arrived and I asked him if he thought he could figure out a solution.
He wasn’t sure that he could.
It was his opinion that I needed to go on a mad hunt for “couch people” who knew how to service couches.
I remembered the velcro idea and decided to try it.
I put it a little here and a little there…
And wouldn’t you know… it worked!
One whole year later, I made the decision to try a super simple solution that a friend gave me long ago.
And I’ve been enjoying such peace not having to constantly push that couch back together.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that we just don’t get around to doing.
And as soon as we do it, we realize that we should have just done it sooner.
We have peace.
What is God asking you to do?
What are you convicted about doing?
What simple instruction, principle, guideline, or action have you made an unnecessary delay in tackling?
Let’s pray about that.
“Let’s ask God for the courage to do what He’s asking us to do – even down to the simplest thing.”
Sometimes, it’s the obedience with the small things in which we can gain the greatest peace.
It’s a beautiful thing to see women praying for each other.
So here we go…
As always, feel free to pray about A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G…
But if you are helped by having a topic to focus on for prayer…
Again… feel free to pray about anything that concerns you. But if the topic of “simple” resonates with you, pray in that direction.
So how exactly does this work do you ask? Keep scrolling for the details…
and now for the FUN!…
Last week’s winner is STEPHANIE! (I’ll be sending you an email soon).
Your comment/prayer will enter you to win a Kingdom Woman Devotional!
I will be tickled pink to sign the devotional and write a little note in the devotional before dropping it in the mail.
As usual, I’ll select a winner at random. Simply leave your comment and/or prayer anytime between Friday and Sunday at midnight. I’ll announce the winner on next week!
So excited about prayer this weekend!
Help spread the word!
If you are new to our prayer on Fridays or need a little refresher here are the details…
1) Post YOUR prayer.
First, scroll to the end of the post to find the section for comments. Keep scrolling to the end of the comments to find the empty box where you can leave your prayer request. Click “Post Comment”.
2) Pray for someone else.
Then, look above you in the comment thread for the person who posted just before of you. Hit “reply” and pray for them. That way we make sure that everyone gets covered!
Please don’t feel insecure about your ability to pray for another sister or feel that her request is above your spiritual “pay grade.” Just pray with your heart. God hears. He works with the words that we have and then He takes care of the rest.
3) Post your pic!
Make sure we can “see” you! Go to Gravatar.com so that others can see your face in the comments! (It’s easy! Just click on the green button labeled “Get your gravatar today” )
4) Pray more
Once you have left your prayer request and prayed for the person above you, if you have a few minutes feel free to reply and pray for any other comment/prayer you see in the thread.