Journal #1 – Are Thoughts of Others Getting In The Way of Your Prayer Times?

Sometimes we can be almost obsessed in our prayer times and thoughts with another brother or sister, who we feel something negative about. It may even be a genuine and godly concern for this person but even our concerns for our brethren in this way can become too heavy a burden and even a blockage or distraction to being able to sit and rest in the Lord’s presence. What we have done unwittingly, is fixed our gaze upon this brother or sister.

All that is needed in this situation is to say to the Lord,  “I give that brother/sister to You” and each time they return to our thoughts,  we only need turn from them and fix our gaze back upon the Lord Jesus. We can do this by thanking Him for who He is, declaring and proclaiming who He is, or just focusing our thoughts on His splendour and glory. Miraculously, we are then relieved from this burdening obsession and we return to a place of peace and joy in the Lord’s presence and are more able to hear from Him and enjoy Him again.

Glory to God for showing us the way out of even these matters!

 

A New Season & Out From Hiding

Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted and I’m very happy to be back at the desk today 🙂  I do pray you are finding rest and hope in the Lord Jesus during this time.

God has had me tucked away and hidden in Him in many respects for a long time, and also with regards to being a voice for Him in this type of forum. The podcast/website theancientpathways.com has also been on hold while God has been walking Derek and I through a totally awesome adventure with Him.   Perhaps He will grant  us a new episode for the podcast in the not too distant future so I’ll keep you posted. If you haven’t checked it out, please visit there and listen to the three episodes we have up so far. For now, it just seems like it’s the right time to return to posting on Drawing From The Well and it’s good to be back.

We have very recently moved to Newcastle in NSW on the word of the Lord to our hearts, for His purpose.  Whilst unpacking some things I had in storage whilst we lived in Perth for the last 3 years, I came across an old journal – it must be the only one I didn’t destroy when we left NSW for WA in December 2016 as a means of travelling light.

Looking through the journal this morning, I found there are a few things I felt I could share here. So, I’m going to share them under a category called Journal and I’ll post these regularly until there’s no more. There’s not that many, they’re not long but I’ve got an inkling that they will reignite the flow in me, to you, to the Lord, for the Lord.

So thanks for reading this, thanks for waiting all this time with me.  I hope you return to read my new posts and subsequently are refreshed and filled with Christ as the Living Water – ever fresh, ever new, ever vital, as we draw together from His Well that never, ever, ever runs dry.

See you soon 🙂

Donna