By Kait (aka The Kid)
I’m starting, or actually have already started, a weekly prayer thingie. Every week I will post a subject to pray about. For example, I have done these so far. Contentment, peace, submission, passion.
I’m going to start writing down the results I get from these weekly prayer thingie. I also encourage you to join me in my 52 weeks fo prayer. Every night and every morning when you saying your prayers, ask God for the specific thing for that week. I’ll be a step ahead of you, so you’ll be able to see my results. Hopefully that will encourage you to follow me along! Here’s the first week.
Week 1 – Contentment
This weeks prayer request is for contentment.
Contentment: The state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
How did the Lord answer my prayer?
That week, my ingenious parents decided to start hanging up all of our clothes on a clothes line under the blaring hot Florida sun instead of tossing them into the dryer. “We really must be desperate if my mom is going to hang up all of those clothes in this summer heat”, I thought to myself. Then I found out that we’re not desperate enough for my mom to do it, just desperete enough for me to. Oh, these are my mom’s words on the matter. “Kait, if you don’t feel like hanging them up one day, or ever, just come tell me ‘Mom, I don’t feel like hanging them up. I left them out there for you to do it.’” What kind of a mother-loving-daughter would sat that to her mom? I think she did that on purpose, because she knew I’d never say it. But anyway, as my loving mother watched me walk to the clothes line through the kitchen window, I walked out there and started hanging up all of our clothes. When I was done I waited there for a second, quite certain my dear mother was going to come out and tell me I did it wrong, and that if I had had just moved them a 1/8 of an inch closer to each other it would have been right. She never did, to my relief. (That was a joke by the way. My mom loves me way more than that, she would have just…I don’t know. Something else that’s not that.) But anyway, the next time I was out there, I felt like I was melting from the heat. But, it was that time, as I stood there turning to liquid Kait, I decided to be content with it. Immediately my perspective changed. It was no longer annoying laundry that I was being forced to hang up, against my will. It was now a gracious gift from God, clothes for our backs. Oh my goodness, not only did my perspective change on the laundry situation, but now I was happy to eat beans! Yes, I did say beans. I do not like beans at all. They are so…blahh. But, now I am grateful that we have food to fill our bellies.
My mom very often does the laundry with me, so she’s not that evil. I just had to joke with her up there. My mom is very sweet and generous and kind, but sometimes I just have to mess with her.
I am content.