Prayer Requests 5-12-17

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone else?

Psalm 68:1-4

May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
    may his foes flee before him.
May you blow them away like smoke—
    as wax melts before the fire,
    may the wicked perish before God.
But may the righteous be glad
    and rejoice before God;
    may they be happy and joyful.

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
    extol him who rides on the clouds;
    rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.

15 thoughts on “Prayer Requests 5-12-17

  1. Praying Kbells, you’re surely going through a tough stretch here. 😦

    Carol may be discharged from the hospital today. I told her I could maybe visit her on Saturday but that we wouldn’t “go” anywhere and it would be a short stay for me as I have tons of things still to do at home, including more finishing up in that garage. My Saturdays are too crucial right now to everything I need to get done at the house and in my own life. It’s the only completely free day I have.

    When she asked if we could just go buy (me buy) her a phone “for her birthday” and I said no. I’ll get her a little something for her birthday when it rolls around next month, but it’ll be modest — certainly no cell phone (that would come with a monthly phone bill she’d have to again pay) as she’s got too much back rent to catch up on to avoid being evicted. Priorities.

    I think I heard her start to cry a bit when we hung up after I told her that. Oh, she’ll figure out a way on her own to get another cell phone, I have no doubt. But no more financial aid from me since she seems unwilling to confess and confront her own reckless & irresponsible behavior in this area. I’m done. She’s a believer and, mental illness or no mental illness, it’s time she sees her actions and motivations in a clear, biblical light.

    But pray I can find a biblical balance — firmness tempered with compassion, knowing how easy it is for me to also stumble and slip into sinful habits and behaviors that I sometimes also justify — when I try talking more to her about this situation she’s gotten herself into (again).

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  2. DJ, it might help to remember what Dave Ramsey said about helping people like that – it ISN’T loving to give them money, but rather it’s like giving a drunk a drink.

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  3. In this case, that would be correct. She consistently refuses to even try to change her behavior from what I can tell. Change is never easy for any of us, but as Christians we need to stay in the fight, getting up when we fall flat to try again. She’s seemingly not even engaged in the fight.

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  4. It’s one of the things I look forward to most in heaven (the older I get, the more aware of my own sin I become) — the fight (finally!) will have been won forever.

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  5. But, she can continue to phone her and visit her without financially doing things for her. Though, even that might back off if Carol does not learn to stop and enjoy the friendship offered.

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  6. Right, Mumsee. And can even tell Carol that she would like to help her but isn’t precisely because she DOES love her and knows it is hurtful to enable bad behavior.

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  7. Hello Pot (DJ) listen to Kettle here. DON”T do it. Don’t feel guilty. You didn’t give birth to Carol so you didn’t cause this.
    Me? I gave birth to Precious.

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  8. My BIL is having a struggle right now with adjusting meds for his mental illness. He is a believer. I know he would appreciate prayers for a sound mind and peace. Also, that that med adjustment will be quick and helpful. It can take a couple of weeks to really help.

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  9. Good (early) Saturday……I had a bad migraine yesterday and finally just gave up and went to bed at nine…so I’ve already been awake for an hour. Thankfully, I feel much better today.

    Kim: I am praying for you, that your “mommy-guilt” be assuaged. I firmly believe that children can be slightly molded by their environment–but that they are primarily hard-wired from birth….It is not your fault….She has free-will….My sister gave my mom a small plaque with something similar to the following written on it: “Dear beloved, Relax. You are not personally responsible for everything–that’s My job. -Love, God”. I know it’s trite–but I think it is applicable here….
    I have a great deal of hope for BG. I am praying for her, as I know many others are. I, too, was extremely rebellious at that age. I was also an avid atheist. My sister, already a born-again Christian, had me covered in prayer by YoungLife staff and volunteers and people in her church….I am convinced that those prayers kept me safe in the many dangerous situations I put/found myself in during my decade of rebellion. Don’t give up hope. Some of us are slow learners….and reluctant converts. But God has a way of using all of our failures and in turning around even the most hardened hearts. I know this is true, because He did it for me.

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