Have you ever thought about your initial response to situations? I know that sounds a bit general so let me specify… have you ever thought about your initial response to a situation where you need something? I had a revelation about myself that I need to share, and I wonder how many other wives do the same.
I was driving to the store when I suddenly began feeling sharp pains in my lower back. The pain was almost identical to the pain I had when I experienced a cyst on my ovaries that had hemorrhaged. Fear seized my whole body, dreading even the thought of experiencing another episode like that. My initial response was to call my husband. My motivation was to ask him to pray for me. His phone barely rang once before going to voice mail. I hung up the phone, a little irritated that he was not there for me when I needed him. Then came the revelation. I felt like God whispered, “You know you can talk to me, you have the same access to me as your husband, just pray.” I snapped out of my unnecessary frustration immediately and lifted my request up to the Lord. As I drove down the street I prayed for healing, comfort and that the pain would dissolve.
I arrived at the store, went shopping, got back in the car and headed home. I remembered about the prayer and then self-evaluated my body; the pain was gone and had been gone since I prayed. I had almost forgotten about it ever happening.
I realized in that moment that I call my husband almost every time I have a prayer need, which is not a bad thing to do. However, I was doing it in place of going straight to God myself. I need to remember that the living God lives in me too and that I have just as much access as my husband does through prayer. I also need to remember that God wants to hear from me. So I am going to work on my initial response and go directly to the one who will always be available for me and has the power to move mightily! Thank you God for being so faithful, even when I am not!
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7