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August 22, 2006

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Crystal

Carolyn,
Thank you so much for this post (series of posts). This is exactly what the Lord is calling me to apply right now. Thanks for being a faithful sister to us all.
Crystal

Diana

Thank-you Carolyn. Your post is timely; God is gracious to speak to me through it! I have a job interview today, that I have been feeling anxious about for the past few days. Your post gently reminded me that the purpose of prayer, and of my life, is for God's will to be done. My anxiety fades away as I meditate upon that. As well, I benefitted from your post about open and closed doors. Sounds like Hearing God's Voice would be a good book to read. Thank-you again for sharing!

Karen

I know the pain this woman went through because I myself experienced a difficult break-up lately after a decade of waiting for the right person to be in my life. After a taste of companionship, it was unbearable to have to walk away from it knowing it was God's will. In the midst of the pain, I have asked God the same questions, including why God would allow it to happen. But I have to remember that ultimately God is God and I'm not. God loves me more than anyone else I know. God only has good intentions and plans for me. I try to walk away from it each day holding on to what I've learned from this relationship. And I am reminded that when I pray, I don't pray for the purpose of blessings. I pray because God is who He is and in that relationship, I acknowledge to Him the desires of my heart.

Jody

Great post! I think we forget that it is through our greatest struggles that we learn the most about ourselves and about God. My favorite passage is Romans 5: "Not only so, but we[c] also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. "

Doug Eaton

You have a great blog here.

Keep up the good work for the Kingdom of God. He is worthy.

Doug

Jessica

Thanks, Carolyn! I am so grateful for your honesty, humility, and humor. God has used you to encourage me on numerous occasions. Thank you for being faithful. Also, thanks for your message at Na. The Lord really used it in my friends life. Keep up the good work!!!

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