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Monday, March 14, 2011

Journal Entry 13 March 2011

What a gorgeous day Lord, this the first day of losing an hour of sleep. Maybe I shouldn’t think of it as losing an hour of sleep but an early start on resting in your presence. I think we all tend to meet change with a bit of resistance. I thought about that this morning when I realized I set my clock back instead of forward. Subconsciously I think I may have been expressing some reluctance on going forward even though that is precisely what I asked you for. As excited as I am about all the wonderful things you are doing in this season in my life, I believe there are parts of me that think loitering in the past is cool. I have to imagine the best case scenario and move forward with or without some family members, and friends. Change is inevitable! I prayed for it and now I’ve got it.  Lord I feel like I am on a mission to accentuate all the positives in my life lately with praise. What a fascinating couple of weeks I’ve had. I am literally watching your Word be performed in every area of my life. I’m just so thankful Lord that you have been an integral part of my spiritual development. I don’t even know how I thought I could’ve made it all these years without you. You’ve been so faithful to me. I have years of journals where you’ve spoken promises to me, and now I am watching as they are fulfilled. It’s exciting as I make this last trek in the desert into my “Promised Land”, my “good land flowing with milk and honey”. Just this evening a friend called and asked me to meet with her for intercessory prayer. Right in the midst of us engaging in warfare, I hear a beautiful melody coming from her. I’m in awe watching you birth a song out of our prayer time together. I really love watching you work Lord. There’s nothing spooky or secret or shameful about how you operate. I couldn’t grab my cell phone fast enough. I know what that’s like to hear a song and you pray you get it recorded somewhere before it is lost.
Lord I pray that you begin to speak powerful and anointed lyrics to her even now.  It feels so good to be in a good place spiritually. I know there are many more battles to fight and though they are yours, I still need to wear my armor. This reflective state I seem to be in must be due to the fact that I am turning 40 in a couple of weeks. I’m enjoying the stages of my makeover, compliments of receiving salvation. You have truly changed me Lord. For years I thought I wanted cards, cash, clothes and a cake. In lieu of a big birthday celebration, I believe I will have more of Christ. I’m just so thankful to still be here. Lord I wanted to thank you especially for placing so much good in my life, for showering me with so much love and affection, and for always listening to me. I want to thank you for sending good people in my life right now who have a genuine heart for you. I am so blessed to be able to worship at church where I don’t feel like the status quo is suffocating me to death. I’m thankful that I’ve been blessed with two beautiful kids whom you’ve helped me raise. I’m thankful that I don’t have to be perfect, thin, rich, or tall, I only have to be April.

Amazed by Your Grace!


  1. My state of mind: rejuvenated! i've been clicking on the link to your blog for a while now, only to discover dt i added an extra 'l' to it. lol...God bless you, sis. Your writings have inspired me! God bless you real good!

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