Sunday, September 27, 2015

Prayer, Patience, and Perseverance

Happy fall kid with flowers and fruits
 | Autumn | 
Well, I'm finally back!!
(Barely, though)
I've had a new computer now for a week, as my old one went to the computer graveyard. But between finishing some major projects around the house and at work, and then catching the flu the past few days, I just wasn't able to write anything till today. (I'm still feeling a little under the weather, but at least I don't have a throbbing migraine or constantly feel like heaving!)

The past few weeks have continued to be a lesson of the three "P's" for me:
I have pursued God through prayer, even to the point of asking Him to surround my home with His angels and not let Satan have control.

I had waited patiently (and still am) for God's timing to answer my prayers. He has already answered one prayer...that my mom and I were re-united in a close relationship. The second prayer I have continued to pray was to be able to have the same with my father-in-law, who is very ill.

Perseverance has been a challenge for me, as I have been verbally attacked and falsely accused by different family members who are either jealous, full of hate, or mentally unable to know the truth from a lie. Yet, I have have persevered through some mentally difficult and emotionally draining moments.

The one thing I do know is that God has been with me through it all and I can trust Him to continue to provide all of my needs. He hears my prayers and sees my tears.
I am SO thankful for His presence and protection in my life!

If you are going or have recently gone through a trial, ask the Lord to give you the ability to pray, the patience for His timing to answer, and the perseverance to hang onto His promises when things get really tough.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patienceand giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified youf to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:9-14)

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.(Galatians 6:9) 

May you have a blessed week ahead

Winsome Autumn Blessings


  1. Hope you are feeling better. Seems like a lot of junk is going around. My husband was sick a couple of weeks ago. I've been going through stuff too here lately. But God is faithful and He will see me through.

    1. Yes, I need to remember that this too is only "for a season" and that God will get me through. Thanks for stopping by and for the warm wishes, Debbie! May you also have a blessed week!

  2. Ann, Thank you for sharing from your heart even when you are still not feeling quite 100%.

    I'm learning more and more since blogging, that in the trials we receive content for blog posts, so that we will testify about how the Lord is upholding us in order to bring Him glory, and in writing our thoughts, we reinforce to ourselves God's goodness and love towards us.

    Indeed, those are three powerful "P's" you shared - Prayer, Patience and Perseverance. Praising God that He has sent His Helper, the Holy Spirit, to lead us in Prayer, remind us of all the Lord has already done for us as we Patiently wait and upholds us while we Persevere.

    1. I agree, Karen. God has used my blog to grow closer to Him, as well as encourage others.

  3. One of my favorite portions of scripture. May you sense His nearness and feel His love through the trials.

    1. Thanks, Barbie! God is truly near to me at this time! Thanks for stopping by!!


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