That was why when I woke up I was excited for the day. God had healed my cough and renewed my strength and given me encouragement that this day of fasting and prayer was going to be good; and it was. I really felt I was seeking God at all times of the day. I really wanted to be in tune with Him, so I streamed KLOVE at work and listened to KFAX in the car. It was good as it kept me on focus as I prayed for the children and for the ministries that help them. I also realized how encouraging listening to these channels are throughout the day. You are constantly reminded of God and his goodness.
But I think what hit home the most was when my daughter Eden was praying for her dinner. She normally prays for our family members and the food, but this time she also included everything she could see around the room. (stickers, dolls, chairs etc.) She really reminded me of how grateful I need to be as well. I was already grateful for food, because of the lack thereof but there’s so much more to be thankful for on an everyday basis, for everything around us.
I’m praying that through all of our prayers and time of fasting and dedicating this month to God and the children of Southeast Asia, that we will be able to give them even more to be thankful for as well, not only the physical needs but the gift of Jesus Christ as well.