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The Great Fixer Upper

I was beginning to pray this morning and it dawned on me that my prayers sounded like a laundry list of things that I needed fixed. I started by asking God to heal my two friends that have serious chronic illnesses. I then went into prayer for my family members, asking for prosperity and happiness. Of course I then had to put in a word for me, making sure all my needs were being met in exactly the way that I think is best.

As I made my way through my last requests, it dawned on me that I must be missing something here. Yes, my prayers were for good things but were they for the best things? Instead of asking God to fix the situations, shouldn’t I be asking him for insight on how to find the blessings in my current situation?

Too often, we are so consumed with what we want fixed or made better that we can’t see how God is working in the now. “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.’ Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”’(James 4:13-16) His word seems pretty clear about keeping our mind off of tomorrow and trying to fix things. Instead, we should focus on what He has provided for us today and our many blessings.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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