We’re fasting and praying again tomorrow for God to bring about change in us, bring about change in men, and bring about Godly marriages.
A week or two ago a friend posted this quote from Anne Lamott on her blog: “Breathe. Pray. Be kind. Stop grabbing. ” I liked it so much I put it on my fridge, and it has become a meditation:
Breathe: Don’t panic, despair, or get too elated. Try to relax. Your “relational” story’s not over, you can’t predict the future, and God’s in charge.
Pray: See Breathe. Keep pursuing God. He’s in charge of you and your dating life. He’s good, and he’s for you.
Be kind: Practice patience, mercy and gentleness. Put others first. Do your best to love, even when you don’t want to. (The girl who just got engaged, the unwanted suitor….)
Stop grabbing: Even if you have to do it 20 times a day, force your hand open and surrender what you so desperately want over to God. Marriage is his to give.
I hope you find as much help in this quote as I did!
P.S.: I just got a juicer last week (Crate & Barrel has a really good one for $99) and I have been making carrot juice. It’s awesome! So, if you are drinking juice with your fast, I want to put in a plug for fresh carrot juice….