I just feel like my heart is bursting to overflowing. Why? Well it’s 12:00 midnight and I just got home from working out with my crazy sister after Bible study, so I am wide awake.. and my heart is so full of so many blessings from the Lord.
First of all I am always so full after returning from Thursday night bible study. These ladies are the highlight of my life– the group I always prayed for.. if any of you are reading this .. I LOVE you! If any of you are reading this and you don’t have a group like this, I will pray God provides on for you. What I love about our Thursday is we dig into God’s word and feast.. but we also FELLOWSHIP.. it’s a safe place to laugh, cry , truly bear one another’s burdens, and be real! and it doesn’t end on thursdays.. it lasts all week. I just imagine that God looks down and says there is my girls at it again.. and grins sooo big!
But that has nothing to do with Cinnamon rools, dinner time prayers or chinese buffets!
Let me start with the cinnamon rolls. It’s a simple thing, but really cool. I am the youth group snack lady. I volunteered for this position. Not a huge position– wasn’t even really one.. I just thought hey I don’t have a place to serve on Wednesday nights and I can make snacks. So I do.. ever week it differs a little. This week I had little ingridients or money on hand.. so I thought I will make homemade cinnamon rolls like I did in nepal.. so I did. The kind you actually knead, roll, add homemade filling ect (watch out martha stewart!) As I kneeded and rolled I prayed for the youth to come.. see turnout has been pretty sporadic lately. I prayed for God to move.. but in my little faith I only made 12 cinnamon rolls! 🙂 I got to church and I promise it was like the youth came out of the woodwork. You wanna know the cool thing.. God isn’t just able to use Jesus to break bread and multiply loaves and fishes. He multiplied those cinnamon rolls. I swear everyone of those 20 got at least one full roll.. and i promise I made 12. How cool is God!
Chinese.. well that’ s just a side note. I was driving home from church and my cute daddy called and asked me where I was. He said, turn around and mischieviously said meet me at the chinese buffet. Never mind that it was 8:35, I had already eaten dinner.. my Daddy had invited me to my favorite.. asian buffet line .. I mean where else can you get anything from shrimp to crab legs, to unidentifiable seafood, to seseme, soyed, or saucy chicken! And we feasted.. I am always up for a second dinner especially if it was a date with my daddy. I don’t know why but it just made me feel soo stinking special. And then I thought.. you know what .. my heavenly Dad invites me to dine with Him anytime. He calls my heart and says, what you doing girl.. turn around. come eat with me! what a treat! I felt like a princess because my daddy thought of me.. well my heavenly daddy thinks of me and you all the time!
Dinner prayers: I will end with this story. Tonight my sis told a story that made me and everyone else break out the kleenex. Michelle and Todd have an adorable foster child that they got the week before christmas. He’s 4 and came very special needs. He only spoke (Barely) 4 words and could barely function. God’s love and the special love of a family has completely change this boy who has wrapped himself so tighty around my heart. He’s begun playing, eating and looking more like a normal child. Him and alex are so cute together. Alex always stands on his little stool, grabs a book and preaches the “word of jesus” to matthew. I am pretty sure Alex has gotton matthew saved a few times.. until they both end up in time out for mischief! anyways.. this boy could barely speak. Every night michelle, alex and todd and matthew sing the blessing, then alex prayers.. dear God thank you for mommy and daddy and matthew and the food amen. Well Tonight matthew prayed after alex finished. The boy who only said 4 words clearly said: Dear God.. thank you for family.. for my mommy and daddy and AUNT NENN.. AMEN! glory glory.. look what love can do..
Last thought then I am done.. I am so grateful to be able to breathe out my nose. I have had a cold since saturday and i realized when i could not breathe out my nose how nice it is when you can.. so if you can.. say a little prayer of thanks today!
please comment and let me know how I can be praying for you guys