Asking for Help

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“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” – Matthew 7:7-8

Happy Thursday, Everyone!!!

Yesterday was a pretty good day besides the unexpected snow flurries.  I swore I saw Spring pop her beautiful head in last weekend.  My guess is that Winter is having a hard time of letting go of the upper Midwest.  We are very hospitable.  🙂

Yesterday. Yesterday I had a beautiful morning with my children.  I cleaned my house with help.  So nice to be able to provide a clean house for my family.  Early in the afternoon I dropped my five year old off at preschool and my two year old decided to take an unexpected afternoon nap.  I was alone.  Not physically but no one was demanding my attention at the moment.  I was able to have some personal time.  What did that feel like, really?!  I spent that time gazing out into the forest conserve in our backyard, as well as writing part of an essay for a program that I am interested in applying.  Marvelous time.  I rarely get time to myself these days until after bedtime.


Wow, what a relaxing day.  It felt like a gift from God.


Later, I picked up my son from preschool.  He ended up not wanting to leave and made a huge and embarrassing scene over it.  He went into a complete rage.  It was very unlike him almost as if someone took over his body/mind/spirit.  I’ve never seen him like that before.  I was hopelessly scared over what I witnessed.  He continued this newfound behavior on the car ride home and when we settle at home.  I tried talking to him but he seemed too upset to make words.  I honestly didn’t understand what was going on with him.

It was at that moment that I decided to ask God for help.  I said, “God, Heavenly Father, I don’t know what to do with my son.  He seems to be very upset over something.  He needs to be comforted and I cant seem to help.  Please, please, help me help him.”

Right after I said those last words, “help him” I saw a crystal-like half halo float down over my son.  As this halo floated over him, the expression on his face went from anger/sadness to one of comfort and release.  It was amazing to witness.  I can’t explain what happened but he came over to me and gave me a hug and apologized.

We were able to talk about his behavior, my reaction and a resolution.  We were back to what was normal in our household.

So, what happened to him at preschool?  I don’t have the slightest idea.  My only thought is that he picked up someone’s negative energy ( maybe an attachment?).  I guess, in the end, it doesn’t really matter. What matters most is that I asked God for help and He answered.  He always answers.

My conclusion: We cannot live on human nutrients alone.  We need God to provide us with spiritual nutrients as well.  Seems like my son’s spirit was haltered in a way that day, and all he needed was some help from God to be released/restored to his original happy go-lucky self.

Thank you for reading.

Love,

Brooke

April Prayer for Peace

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“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Hi WordPress Family,

I am started a “Prayer for Peace” monthly share. This is where I choose a prayer that I feel emanates peace and share it with those I feel very close. Please share your favorite prayers/poems/songs that do the same for you.

This month’s Prayer for Peace share:

“O Lord, strengthen the faith of us who believe. Give us grace to show our faith by our works. And enable us to fight the good fight of faith, that by faith we may overcome the world.” – Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Imagine if people of faith led by grace overcame the world? I imagine peace to be a part of the works mentioned in the prayer as the faithful works radiate the fruit of the Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

Love,

Brooke