Praises To My Heavenly Father For Answering Prayer!

I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
(Isaiah 46:4 TNIV)

He was only five months old when I first saw him. His young mom had left him with me for a few hours. I had just met her and my heart was touched with God’s love for her, because she was so young and seems so alone.

As I held E in my arms, rocking him, I had an overwhelming sense of God’s presence and a special love for this baby. I prayed for God to protect him and for him to grow up to love God.

Three months later my son, J, married the young lady and the baby became my grandson. They were married for a few years before J was able to adopt him and E became my grandchild legally.

J and K were married two years when they had a beautiful son who died suddenly at eight weeks, but two years later God blessed them with a healthy son.

Their marriage lasted for only twelve years, separating J from his two sons, except for short visits. The miles between us also separated me from my grandchildren.

I never stopped loving them. I never stopped praying for them, as I pray for all of my grandchildren and their parents.

I give praise to my Heavenly Father today for answering my prayers!

E enlisted in the Army in early 2003 and has been in Iraq for two tours and has just completed a tour in Afghanistan. God has answered my prayer for his protection! He was in the middle of the war facing grave danger and narrowly escaped harm many times, but was never hurt.

Only God! He kept him safe! I praise God for his mercy and for answering prayer. From the first prayer I prayed 27 years ago and continuing today, God is faithful to watch over all of us and to keep us in His care.

Praise God today for all of His blessings and many answers to our prayers!



Friendship Award

TO: God.Com
Dear Lord,

Every single evening
As I'm lying here in bed,
This tiny little prayer
Keeps running through my head:

God bless all my family
Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm
And safe from harm
For they're so close to me.

And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do;
Hope you don't mind me asking,
Please bless my computer too.

Now I know that it's unusual
To bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord.

You see, that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends;
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends.

I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.

By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you.
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew.

Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That's filled with so much love.

Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits ‘send’.

When you update your Heavenly list
On your own Great CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to GOD.Com


This may sound very trivial, but when it was sent to me by
e-mail, I thought of how appropiate it is, to ask God to bless all of my bloggy friends, who are in my computer. I have received so much inspiration from many of you. What a joy to read your writings and to be blest!

Karen from Hallelujah Anyhow sent me the Friendship Award and I am honored by her friendship and thoughtfulness.

Now I pass this award to eight sisters who continually bless me with their words.

Ladies, please feel free to paste the award on your site if you choose to do so, and include this text that is passed on with the award...
"These blogs are exceedingly charming and the kind of bloggers that aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of the prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award".

Karen at Hallelujah Anyhow.

Jennifer at Through The Storms of Life.

Tammy at Not Mine But God's Story.

Dorinda at Treasure In Jars Of Clay.

Laurie at Women Taking a Stand.

Chappyswife at Journey To The Prize.

Julie at Mirror Of Grace.

Debbie at The Princess Blog.

(Thank you, Shawna at Journey To The Prize, for helping me learn to link. You are a dear friend.)

May God continue to bless each of these dear ladies as they blog for Jesus. Please check out their blogs that are filled with God's love.

Blessings, Carolyn


Spiritual Warfare!

How strong and intense is your desire to see your family saved?
Do you really care enough about them to fight the devil for their souls?

I believe the devil knows that if he can get us to be complacent and stop praying that he will win. I fear that many of us fail to see the sins in the lives of those we are praying for, because it has become commonplace in our society and they really are good people.

This has been so heavy on my heart this week. Things happening in our world today show us that Jesus will return very soon. What a glorious hope for this to happen! But, dear Lord, I can’t bear the thought of my family not being ready. We are in a spiritual battle for their salvation.

Karen Wheaton sings a song, “Enough is Enough!” It is about putting on the whole armor of God and fighting the devil to take back all the stuff he has stolen from us.
(It is the second song on My Playlist at bottom of page.)
It is a victory song! You will be blessed as you listen.

Eph. 6:10-18… gives us instructions how to be… strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We are to… put on the whole armor of God so that we may be able to stand against the wiles (or scheming) of the devil.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. v. 12

We need the whole armor of God, which is truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, and to be praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. v. 13-18

Satan doesn’t give up his victims without a fight. We need to constantly remind him of
I John 4:4…, which says that God is greater than he is!
Tell him that you will fight him by the power and strength of the Holy Spirit, so he might as well quit now. Then ask God to frustrate satan’s plans in the lives of those you are praying for.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4… The gospel is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Unbelievers not only hear what we are saying. They hear what we say, plus what they already believe. What they hear is filtered through a belief system, a veil, which causes them to hear something totally different. There is a veil or covering over their minds, which prevents them from clearly seeing the light and truth of the gospel.

Acts 26:18…Open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan to God. …The unbeliever cannot war for himself. He cannot overcome the stronghold of darkness and will not understand the gospel until the veil lifts. We must take our divinely dynamic weapons and fight. Only the Holy Spirit can draw man to himself in repentance, but we must pray down the strongholds that are binding our kids and pray for the veil that is blinding them to be lifted so they can see Jesus.

God does answer prayer, so don't ever give up the fight!


What Does A.S.A.P. Mean?

Ever wonder about the abbreviation A.S.A.P.? Generally we think of it in terms of even more hurry and stress in our lives. Maybe if we think of this abbreviation in a different manner, we will begin to find a new way to deal with those rough days along the way.

There's work to do, deadlines to meet;
You've got no time to spare,
But as you hurry and scurry-

In the midst of family chaos,
'Quality time' is rare.
Do your best; let God do the rest-

It may seem like your worries
Are more than you can bear.
Slow down and take a breather-

God knows how stressful life is;
He wants to ease our cares,
And He'll respond to all your needs

This was sent to me by e-mail this week, so many of you may have already seen it.

We need to always remember that we can communicate with our Heavenly Father through prayer. We are so blessed to have a God who will listen and will answer our concerns. Prayer is also a way to give Him praise. When we praise Him, we enter into His presence and in His presence, we can ask of Him anything.

May you have a joyous week-end.