Monday, July 11, 2011

A break from blogging

Good morning friends,
I just spent some sweet sweet time with the Lord...asking Him to move. Petitioning Him to hear our prayers. Seeking Him and His perfect, beautiful will for our family. Declaring our faith and trust in Him and His goodness. Stating our trust in His perfect plan.

I believe God is asking me to set aside my blogging for a time and dedicate those moments to Him instead. My husband is in desperate need of my prayers. He is weary from fighting this battle and I believe God is calling me to battle for him (ultimately the Lord has already won this battle, but I believe I can battle in prayer for Ryan). I believe it is my responsibility as his wife to lift Ryan high, pray for protection over his mind, to ask God to fill him with a peace and joy that can only come from the Lord. I feel strongly that I need to meditate on truth and to ask God to grant us determination, endurance and perseverance. For this road is long...and hard...and we are in need of our great God.

Our message at church yesterday was taken from Psalm 146. It is a gentle reminder that we should not put our trust in princes, in men. Our trust, our hope, our help needs to come from the God of Jacob, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Ryan had a second interview last week for a company that he is very very excited about. There are four candidates that are in these final stages of interviewing. We will hear from them this week if they want to bring Ryan in for one more final interview. I am asking God to say 'yes.' I am asking the Lord to let this be the one. Would you please pray that it would be so? Would you also please pay for protection over Ryan's mind as he faces a daily battle of choosing what to believe?

Until we hear from this company, I am going to take a short break from blogging. That may be just for today or it may be all week. 

As we walk this road my heart is encouraged as I think of all of you out there facing your own battles. Striving to trust God with your futures - health, family, finances, relationships. You inspire me. Together let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Let us declare that this battle is His and His alone. And let us rest in that truth today.

I am in prayer for you and I am trusting my husband, my family and my future to the One who is faithful to ALL His promises.

With great love and admiration for you, my friends,
Stacy

7 comments:

cybil said...

Father, we pray that Ryan will get this job!
Bless this whole family and give them so much joy and a BIG REWARD for their faithfulness!
Amen

Wonder Woman said...

Praying for Ryan...who I know must thank God for such a loving praying wife.

Kim said...

Stacy, you are such an amazing wife. My prayers are with Ryan and you and everyone who is fighting a battle. Sometimes it's frightening to put all of our trust and faith in the One, especially as our struggles take way longer than we ever anticipated. It feels as if were standing alone, not being heard, not being seen. I pray that the Lord see's Ryan as the best candidate for this job and that he hears all of our prayers.

Becky said...

Praying with you!

Willy's Auntie said...

I will be praying that this is "the" job for Ryan! I have been unemployed before and it is definitely NOT easy. I pray that Ryan holds his head high and stays positive! What a wonderful and supportive wife he has.

Jenny said...

Stacy, I wanted to let you know that I will certainly pray for you and Ryan. I also wanted to share that I am thrilled with the recent turn your blog has taken, and I have been quite interested in reading about your kids' foods. Thanks for the fabulous ideas. Right now Silas and I are snacking on home-made graham crackers (delish!) and cups of milk. I even bought hummus and I am keeping my fingers crossed that he will like it tonight. Love you.

JellyBelly said...

I'm praying for your family!!!