Today’s guest poster is a sweet sister in Christ whom I met over a bowl of chili in Hawaii. We both still sip and slurp chili, but in other states. She now calls Colorado home, but Jamie Williams will always have the Aloha spirit gracing her life. She knows what it’s like to be broken and put back together again…all by a loving and mighty Savior. His words through her are real, making a girlfriend want to pull up a chair, sip some latte, and hold conversation with Jamie. She is the real deal and a true delight. Enjoy her words, my friends. ~ Kristi
It seems as though whenever it’s time to pray, I have my list of needs and requests I want God to answer. I take time to pray daily, sometimes my prayer talk flows through out the day. But, I have to wonder, have I ever prayed like Jesus when he was face down to the dirt, tears streaming down his face, muddying the ground beneath him as he cried out with groans to his Dad for help?
There is the yes, the no, or the wait.
It’s funny how we all want to hear the yes, we’re sad and discouraged by the no, and we absolutely hate the wait!
Jesus first asks Peter, James, and John to stay up and keep watch with him. The Bible says he went a little further than them. The distance was a stone’s throw away. That means they could still hear him.
In that cruel hour of torment, Jesus asks three times, “If it is possible…” Weary, weak, cold, afraid, and completely surrendered he lay. Then the prayer that seals the deal , I absolutely love this part. “If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, YOUR WILL be done!
I am a daughter of the King, a lover of the one true God. He is my salvation, my Hope, and my Redeemer. I am the wife of one very handsome man, mama of four almost all adult kiddos, and grandma of two amazing, little people. I love the ocean, coffee shops, and good friends that provoke me to godliness. My heart’s passion is to watch God transform the lives of women, giving them beauty for ashes.