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Thank you so much, Ordained. Where have you been? I`ve been looking for you since my last post in Sept. I`ve been worried about you. I consider you as a good friend and good friends tend to worry. I keep a;; my friends in my daily prayers. I sure hope you have been OK. I`ve really missed you
May God bless you and keep you in His loving care.
Hi Chococat ~ Thank you for leaving such a heart-warming response to "A Life of Comfort". I am so glad to have you as a Friend on Beliefnet, and I enjoy your words of wisdom and your gratitude for LIFE.
BE BLESSED MY FRIEND!
You`re welcome. Rakel. Thanks for inviting me.Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. My son from Calif. just came in today so we will have a great day!
Thank you for accepting my friend request!
Hi Ordained, just wanted to thank you for your kind words and prayers. I tried to reply a couple days ago but couldn`t log in for some reason.
Been very busy nursing my husband back to health. He is healing slowly but steadily. He gets depressed at times but I always tell him to count his Blessings. His leg is very swollen, bruised and painful but he can walk, talk,hear, see, eat etc. Things could always be worse. With God`s help he will heal. He is doing well in physical therapy.
So thank you again and God Bless you abundantly.
Hi Maxine ~ Thank you for responding to "A time for REST" ~ I responded back to you on the thread, and I came over to let you know that I am keeping you, your husband, and family lifted up in prayer. And I pray that all is still going VERY WELL on the homefront ~
Love ~ Your Friend,
Hi Maxine ~ Thank you for your input in response to "Are you thinking of what to write?"...
I like that you kept a Journal of your oldest daughter's dreams, voices heard or visions had when she was very young. And because she doesn`t remember them now, and you have them all written down on paper and in your heart -- makes what you have shared even more valuable.
I wish someone had done this for me, before I was old enough to keep diaries and journals of my dreams.
I hope that many other people do this for their children, grandchildren, and young relatives.
Have a great day today Maxine!
Hi Maxine ~ Thank you for responding to the WORD BIBLE STUDY on the word, "countenance"...
I really appreciate your input, and you'll find my response on the thread.
No,I do not keep a journal of any feelings or messages that I receive during my prayers and meditations. I just keep them in my heart and share them with my husband.
One very strong message I received way back when Vatican II decided that we will now stand to receive Holy Communion, I was so upset. I knelt in prayer and cried " Lord how disrespectfu; that we should stand to receive You. If You were in our presence I`m sure I would fall on my knees." I continued to pray and told Him I would not go to receive any more, I would just remain in my seat and make a spiritual Communion. He spoke very clearly to me and said "Continue to receive, My daughter, I know what is in your heart." I was overwhelmed. That was the first time that I had actually heard His voice.
Your suggestion about keeping a journal is a good one. I will think about doing that.
Hi Chococat ~ Thank you very much for responding to "Quiet Moments birth peace..." In response to what you've shared in response to the message...
"I pray and meditate every night when It is quiet. The best time for me is usually 12:30 AM when my husband is asleep. I go in our spare bedroom where I have a beautiful picture of Jesus, a crucifix, 2 votive candles that I light. I close the door and spend at least 30 minutes in deep prayer and meditation. I feel His presence and occasionally hear His voice. I then thank Him for all His blessings for the day.Then I spend another 15-20 minutes reading the bible." ~ Chococat
This is such a beautiful prayer and meditation routine that you have developed Chococat that it is worth passing on to others in Christ Jesus to inspire them to do the same. The candles and the atmosphere that you have created by praying in your spare bedroom brings forth an anointing that activates your prayers. The additional 15 to 20 minutes that you spend after prayer reading the Bible invites God and the Holy Spirit to unveil revelation from the Word of God. Do you by any chance keep a Journal of what you receive from God/the Holy Spirit after your daily prayers, and Bible Reading are completed for the day?