29 July 2011

You Do Not Have Because You Do Not Ask

I was debating whether or not to put pictures up of all the clothes I’ve made now that I have my sewing machine back (I’ve figured out how to make pants and they actually look really good!).  But I need someone to take pictures and I’ve just been lazy about it.  So instead I have this thought.

I’ve been spending a lot of time talking to God about prayer because I reckon there is a lot about it I don’t know.  I was thinking about how the Bible says that if you ask God for anything that is within his will – he will do it.  Then I put that with the verse that says ‘you do not have because you do not ask’.  I figured I had better start going to God in prayer about EVERYTHING (making sure to include thanksgiving and praise and all the other good stuff).  At least that way God has the chance to say no to a prayer…and who knows what he will say yes to…that way I don’t miss out on anything.

Seth (my 3 year old) has been taking swimming lessons for a few months.  Some kids have no problem going under water - it doesn’t seem to bother them.  And because my son is the most amazing boy in the world, I figured he’d take to it…but he didn’t.  He HATED putting his head under water.  This had gone on for a couple months of swimming lessons and I was growing concerned because swimming is an important skill to learn… especially when there is so much water around.  Two weeks ago at his swimming lesson he again was hating to put his head under and so I asked God to give him confidence so that he could learn to swim well.  This was about half way through a half hour lesson and at the end of the class the teacher was going to get the kids to go under water for several seconds.  That day Seth did it and came up with a big smile on his face.  And only a week later he is like a fish, constantly hanging off the teacher and swimming around him under water.  He even swam by himself a few metres under water from one teacher to the other…and I wonder had I not asked God to give him that confidence when would he have gotten it.

16 July 2011

Sewing Machine Update

For anyone who’s keeping track – I just got my sewing machine back…fixed under warranty (thank goodness, otherwise I’d be without).  And it really is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder…