Dear Beloved Friends of Pinnacle:
This morning I spent time with Jesus. And I feel refreshed and have a sense of renewed confidence to do the task at hand. But I am ashamed to say, that I was a mess this morning. Have you ever had one of those weeks where you wished you were free to just relax and play?
During prayer time I was complaining about how tired of writing my Doctorate paper I am and the Lord reminded me that Paul wrote with joy, while in Jail, "Be anxious for nothing, but with thanks giving and prayer make your requests to the Lord and he will give you peace." (Phil 4:6-7)
The Lord also reminded me that Paul was under house arrest and not free to go where he liked. I really stopped and thought about how thankful I am to have a safe and clean home, a loving family, and all the blessings that I have even while confined mostly to my home and even though my seminary deadline is looming over my head.
So as a woman of God, needing prayer from all of you, I would consider it a blessing if all my friends and family would be praying for me in this season, because I have had to sacrifice so many outings and ministry invitations. I've been stuck at home, in my own little world and for a relational person this has been very different. I also have been feeling the weight of this daunting task and it is very close to the deadline and I'm very aware of how much work I have yet to accomplish.
Please be praying for my health, for my Daughter and Sons, Greg and Jonathan, who is a Marine in Afghanistan, and for my husband Armando to be kept in safety at work. (His job is very physical) He almost lost a fingertip yesterday. Also, please be praying for my paper to be a representation of the Lord's word that he put on my heart.
Instead of having a pity party today, I'm going to believe that He can do all things through me because He strengthens me. In my weakness He is strong. Blessings you guys!!!!! Oh and PS be praying that I get a vacation right after graduation. That would be great!