Wednesday, October 15, 2008



Father, I confess to You and others that I have been lax in having my quiet time with You each morning since I have been sick. I purpose to get back on track Wednesday morning. My soul is as parched as my throat because I miss reading Your Word. I need Your Living Water to fill me back up. I have missed my times with You each day, and I know You've noticed my absence. I miss You, Lord. My times of prayer have been sporadic at best, a little here, a little there, throughout the day, and my nighttime prayers with You have been jumbled because of my mind. It's been racing due to all the decongestants. Help me get back on track, and stay there. Thank You for loving me and forgiving me. I rejoice that You are a God of second and on up to a trillion chances. Thank You for picking me back up and helping me pinpoint the disquiet in my heart. Settle me back into Your loving arms, dear Lord. I'm sorry I failed You and let others down by not living what I preach - that spending time in the Word daily is a must. Being sick is not a good excuse, Father, and I humble myself before You, asking in the blessed name of Your Son to hear my prayers to quench my thirst and forgive me. Amen.


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29 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hey there,

Even a few days not spending time in the Word brings me down. Hope you are feeling better.

I guess now you can go see that new baby!

Love,
Cheryl

Homesteader in Training said...

You know what works when you are sick? Have someone read to you. That way you aren't all tired and bogged down and can't think. That way you still get fed the word. I do hope you get better my friend.
Hugs.
kim

Denise said...

Bless your heart, praying for you dear.

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

Feel Better, Friend! Love that photo! How perfect for that Scripture! His Word is the ONLY thing that will sustain us.

He And Me + 3 said...

Love the picture...so gorgeous & the post was so awesome. Feel better today! We have all been there.

Willow said...

I was just talking to my husband last night about finding the Bible in audiobook format so that I can listen anytime, anywhere. I find even missing one morning makes a tremendous difference in how I face my day.

Thank God for those second up to a trillion chances -- I'm on about my billionth right now! Praise God He will pick you up and help steady you on the path to quench your spiritual thirst.

God bless yoU!

Kristi said...

I am so sorry that you are sick. I wish that I could bring you a big bowl of my homemade chicken noodle soup! Beautiful WFW.

Melanie said...

I LOVE this verse and it IS so true... time away from the Lord leaves us thirsting for more.

I hope you are feeling better very soon! Love you!

LauraLee Shaw said...

Beautiful prayer from your heart. Praying you well soon.

Tracy said...

So sorry you're sick. Thank you for sharing that heartfelt prayer. Thank you for encouraging all of us to long for our times with the Lord. Praying you feel better soon.

Patricia said...

I'm praying for your health, Laurie Ann. Beautiful picture, beautiful prayer. That verse is part of one of my favorite hymns.

Thank you for sharing, even in the middle of your illness. You've blessed my day.

Joyfull said...

Beautiful prayer. Truly He is our Living Water and may we always thirst for Him!

Amy said...

Hope you are feeling better. I have to admit I've been doing the same and I don't even have the excuse of being sick. I feel Him calling on me to spend time with Him and I've been ignoring too often. Time to get back on track. :)

ellen b. said...

Great photo and verse! I hope you are all better and back to normal soon!

Amy~Saved by Grace said...

hope you feel better soon. Good WFW today.

Lisa said...

Lovely verse and photo. Hope you feel better soon.

Peggy said...

Blessings Laurie Ann, Praying that you are now feeling better, your throat quenched & your hunger & thirst of the Lord filled. One of my favorites, the verse & the precious fawn...and of course the song! I saw the regular YouTube of "As the Deer" but one time I saw a video of nature and the beautiful deer with this song also, I think! Enough said.

Your heartfelt prayer touches me greatly and makes me feel bad that I did not come & encourage you before when you were so good in visiting me. I should have found a way to send you an ecard with an evotional to a speedy recovery in God's Word and prayer! I'm thankful
that we can rejoice in this:
"You are a God of second and on up to a trillion chances."
It brought me a smile :) and filled my heart! I pray you are back on track but I think that He understands "My times of prayer have been sporadic at best, a little here, a little there, throughout the day, and my nighttime prayers with You ..." I know I do...but it is so true that we need to be nourished in His Word daily...and without HIS WORD our souls do perish, dry up & weaken our spirits & strength to fight!

I pray that today you find refreshing, renewal & replenishing
through WFW & a special quiet time
in His Word & talking with Him, so you can be well enough to see that new sweet blessing! Lord, Pour Your Living Water all over Laurie Ann & bring your healing, power & strength with Your Love & hold her in those Loving Arms for her sweet confession from her heart & true spirit of repentance! Love & hugs

Michele Williams said...

Beautiful heartfelt prayer. I pray you will feel better soon.

Tricia said...

That is a beautiful illustration of that verse. I am glad that you are getting over your sickness and are jumping back into the Word of God! Have a wonderful day!

Blessings!

JesusRulzMe said...

Bless you precious sister and thank you so much for sharing one of my most favorite verses, that I LOVE to sing to our awesome God!

I hope you're feeling better. I've been praying for you (and your friend at work!)

Bless you dear sister,
Sunny

Tracy said...

Oh, I love that picture and Scripture - thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Happy WFW and blessings to you!

Jamie Harper said...

Laurie Ann,
I have been slow to respond, but I wanted to thank you for your comment on my "following for jesus" blog. Every comment meant SO much to me. Hope you feel better soon. Love the pic.
Jamie

Dawn said...

I hope you are feeling better my friend! (((hugs))) Great WFW!

Carrie said...

Wonderful post. This is one of my favorite texts. I used it once for WFW.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love this verse...Your blog is so soothing and calming. I love coming here.

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

Reminds me of a really neat song... thanks for posting this verse today and encouraging us all to thirst for the word!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Laurie Ann what a sweet and heart felt post. I need to do the same thing. I tend to get caught up in ministry and blogging (I admit) and put God on the back burner. Thanks for the reminder.
Your post touched my heart today.
Blessings,
Sherry

Also Known As Alicia said...

What a cute picture! And a beautiful scripture! Happy WFW!

Amydeanne said...

my favorite song... as the deer.. i love it! :)

re: my name.. amy or amydeanne doesn't matter.. I only chose Amydeanne b/c there were so many Amy's it was a way to separate me out.. lol nobody usually calls me anything but mama! lol

and the message! I've got 5 (or more I can't remember -- NLT, NIV, the Message, Good News, and KJ at least) different versions of the Bible, i like to change it up and read different versions to see the different perspectives!