Covering my angst with the soothing wisdom from my mother's prayer journals

Watching for God to Do “A New Thing”

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My initial purpose for blogging was to share my mother’s prayer journals. After a few years, those posts became books, In My Mother’s Words and Heart Whispers from the Old Testament. I’m glad I jumped head first into cyber expression, but once I accomplished my mission, my diligence waned.

Life goes on and recently our granddaughter began writing a blog about her experiences as a college freshman.  Her spiritual wisdom astounds me. Her writing style is from the heart with no holds barred, She’s funny and fresh and faithfilled.

When you visit her blog,Landry Lately, multiply her by millions of young people who are living their faith in this shaky world. They are the ones I think of when I read in scripture, “Behold, I am doing a new thing”. They inspire me to hope in the Lord and say my prayers.

Because Satan is the master liar, He would like us to believe that heavenly forces are dwindling and we are alone in a cruel world. He whispers hateful untruths and if I didn’t know that the Bible is the word of God, I would assume the fetal position, suck my thumb and give up.

But I do know this so when times are tough I grab that book and claim His promises. When I read any of the Psalms and pray those scriptures, peace comes.

Try Acts. Those guys were in terrible times yet they kept the faith and their children (and ours) saw a new thing.

The amazing thing to me (one of the zillions) about our God is that He never runs out of New Things. His mercies are ever new, every day for everyone. He will not run out of ways to protect and bless us.

He always provides for “such a time as this”. He has angel armies for our battles (Psalm 34:7) and he has young people, who are committed to love Him and love others.

I am so thankful for these precious children of the cross! They live their faith on Facebook. They write blogs. They join the armed forces. They go to college or go to work. They look for His will in their lives and embrace his wonderful grace.

Mother wrote in her journal, “Today as in Bible times, spiritual victories come through a continually renewed relationship with God. Keep your relationship new and fresh.”

I am thankful for young people who love Jesus and the fresh relationship they have with the Lord. My prayer is that, like them, I will be filled with the joy of my salvation and see Him do a new thing.





Author: marymcleary

Grateful for so many things, especially the peace He gives and the opportunity to tell it to my kids, grandkids and anyone else who wants to listen. Many read my first book In My Mother's Words, and I have recently published my second book, Heart Whispers from the Old Testament. Both are the result of the prayer journals my mother gifted me her last Christmas. Those journals were full of the wisdom of a Faith Walker and had to be shared.

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