Sunday, October 23, 2011

can I pray for you?

When I first started writing this blog I had a very clear vision as to what direction I wanted it to go in, God had other plans, and this blog ended up chronicling my journey through 14 months of unemployment. The ups and downs, the joys I discovered, the fears that at times consumed me and my anger towards God for putting me in the position I was in.  I would never choose to go through that again, it was a season of difficult circumstances and big changes yet through it all, through my times of lying on the desert floor in pools of my tears, my times of shaking my fists at heavens it was a time of immeasurable blessing. 

Money was tight and bills were paid late, I prayed for deliverance for 14 very long months, and finally a few months ago I got a job and went back to work, and while I have a very strong dislike for Monday mornings it is a job that I enjoy going to, I was feeling satisfied and contented in my life, that was until…

I sat in church this morning feeling stale and restless, wondering what was wrong with me, and in an almost odd way I longed to go back to the season I came from, I can’t explain it.
I think it would be important to add side note right now, Dear Heavenly Father, I am in no way shape or form asking You to send me back there, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

The last 14 months felt like I was climbing a mountain and I have finally reached the top and now I am standing here wondering, um…what do I do now?
I am sure there is another mountain for me to climb somewhere in my future, there always is, but as I am standing at the top of this one, I would love to pray for you or someone that you know, I would consider it a joy, a privilege and a blessing to pray for you.

Leave a comment if you wish, you can remain anonymous if you choose, or you can ask God to lay it on my heart, He is the great deliverer, i'll get the message.
My pen and paper are ready, can I pray for you?


  1. Hi Kandi ~ This post has touched me in a way I can't even tell you.

  2. Your blog is a blessing to me. Thank you for your offer of prayer. Please just pray that God guides this fellow blogger in her writing. Thank you sweet friend.

  3. Chelle, blessings to you as well, I am so glad my words touched you, I love visiting your blogs, your words are a treasure to me.

    Jenifer, I get so much from your blog, your words are thoughtful and insightful, and offer so much wisdom. Oh, and I had some people over Sat. night and I made that ravioli dish with garlic bread, it was a huge hit, and the best part is that I did not spend a lot of time or money on it. Blessings to you.

  4. Kandi, I love your heart! I told you before that your words are such a blessing to me. Would you please pray that I completely and humbly follow God's direction for my life? Thanks and many blessings!

  5. Hi Kandi - God is using you and your 'mountain' experiences to touch the lives of others. Nothing we go through is for nothing!
    God bless

  6. Kandi, I too love your heart so much! By the time I got to the end of your post I felt the overwhelming sense that God is giving you a time of rest... maybe?! How wonderful that He is with us in the trials and that He provides us with rest at the end. Please pray for me! I've been struggling and angry and though I'm listening to God it's a process.... one that I am happy to find Him in all over :)

  7. Kandi... such a blessing. Please keep my friend, Shane and his wife in prayer. There is much anger towards God and Christians. They stepped away from the ministry 2 years ago after serious persecution from congregation members. He shared with me today that he is angry because he wants God to reveal Himself to him. It reminded me of Thomas. I ask that Shane's eyes and heart be opened as God reveals himself in a mighty way.

  8. What a wonderful post Kandi... It's an odd feeling, isn't it? When we come through the hardships that seem they'll never end, and stand on the proverbial mountaintop looking back...

    Thrive on the peak Kandi... Revel in God's Blessing your life, and your coming through it with that spiritual glow that you weren't so comfortable sporting before.

    As you noted, the mountains will come again, but with God at our side, the path to the summit doesn't seem as daunting. :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!