A Life Worth Living by Nancy Buxton

Posts tagged ‘stories’

May I Pray For You?

She is only a small woman but the energy that escapes from her is unbelievable.  She practically jumps with joy.  Don’t get her started talking about prayer or you won’t get away from her any time soon.  Especially don’t ask to see her buttons, you for sure will  still be talking this time tomorrow.

Her name is Geri.  She lives in a small town in Colorado and she is excited.  She has a button ministry that has changed her life.  She is a nurse and every day she wears a button that says, “May I Pray For You.”  I can tell you this, if I was going into surgery and saw my nurse wearing that button, I would grab her and never let her go until she did pray for me.

Geri has many prayer stories and loves to tell them.  Her stories are incredible and she not only loves to share her stories she loves to share here ministry.  Geri makes these buttons to give away.  She will make a few buttons or hundreds of buttons at no charge.  It’s her ministry.

I love it when someone finds a ministry to be excited with and runs with it.  What a blessing Geri is to everyone around her.  If you are interested in getting some buttons please comment on this blog and I will put you in contact with her.

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Is it Okay if I Just Ask Why?

Today was a day of stories.   I read a quote about the fact that the reason God keeps creating babies is because He loves stories.  Isn’t that statement so true?  We all have a story but they aren’t all as fun to tell as the stories I make up for my grandchildren.

Today I heard stories of tragedy, parents who are still grieving the loss of their son, trying to look on the positive side and yet the sadness in their eyes tell the story.  A father sad over the illness of his child and wondering why.  The story from my friend grieving because her friend died from a freak accident.  I saw someone in a wheelchair, what a story he has!  I saw the pain in his parents eyes as they watched him. I saw the tears when a mother told me she rarely sees her children and grandchildren, I felt her pain as the tears trickled down her cheek.  Stories, stories every where!

What I want to know is why does  God see fit to heal, or do something for  some?  Why is heaven so silent at other times?  How does God decide when to intervene? Are these fair questions?  I don’t care if they are fair or not I have a right to ask and so do you.

I am sorry to tell you I don’t have the answer, I sure wish I did.  What I do know is this, it is important to know what I believe and it’s important for you to know what you believe.  Write it down and read it over and over.

Here’s the catch sometimes what we think we believe, what we say we believe and how we live to show these believes  don’t add up, if you know what I mean.

Here is my belief, I believe that Jesus is the Lord of  Everything!  I believe He knows what He is doing!  I pray my faith in Him will show that I have hope and confidence enough to trust Him through it all.

As I listened to the stories today, I have to tell you I heard hope from every person.  The story maybe sad or right down awful but there was hope in every story. I praise Him again and again for His faithfulness unto all generations.

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