Not a Day Promised

Battling mental illness through education and resources. "Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance." Proverbs 1:5

Monday, May 21, 2012

Word Picture - My Day is a Gift

by Julie Brooks

The Lord just gave me a word picture...my day is a gift! 

I can choose to open it in a hurry, not looking at the detail and care that was taken to wrap and prepare the packaging, anxious to move on to what is inside. 

Or, I can savor each detail of the gift's packaging and be thankful for the time and care it took to prepare. 

Lord, help me to enjoy every detail of my day, each miracle minute, and give you praise and glory! Amen.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Mother's Day Treasure

by Julie Brooks

I keep this priceless gift from Carson out where I can see it before I turn out my light and go to bed.

It is dated May 2000...Mother's Day. It is a treasure that means more to me each day!

I love you Carson...LIVING WITHOUT REGRETS with God as my guide...as it should be!  Mom

Monday, May 14, 2012

I Will Continue to Knock!

by Julie Brooks

Anyone that knows me, knows I love to pray and collect doors. Here is a little door that hangs in our bedroom. I now see how the Lord has merged the two together in my life.

Matthew 7:7, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;... knock and the door will be opened to you." In the book PIVOTAL PRAYING, John Hull and Tim Elmore, the authors, describe the word "knock" in this verse as a "constant beating on a door, not a one time tap." It connotes an incessant, almost annoying knocking until the desired results occur.

Jesus beckons us to persist as we partner with Him to accomplish His purpose. I continue to pray "knocking" prayers to our almighty God!

I know He hears and will answer my prayers for the mentally ill and how He wants to help and minister to them thru us as Christians.

I now understand the desires the Lord has given me...both visual reminders (my doors hanging decoratively throughout our house) and spiritually (His opportunities through intercessory prayers).

Amen...I will continue to knock!!!