"She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her:
“You are the God who sees me,” for she said,
“I have now seen the One who sees me"
"O Lord, you have searched me
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O Lord."
Just because you sit in the middle of our family, your position does not make you invisible. When life gets hurried and I call out a combination of all of your names--KyleAlekMaddy--that doesn't mean I've forgotten which child you are. You are mine, but you are also a child of God. And He never gets too busy to remember just your name alone.
He knows everything about you.
I am going to prayer for myself today, that God would give me his eyes when I look at you.
Lord, You know Alek's comings and goings. You crafted him from the inside out. I miss a lot in his life because he is the middle child, the loner, the flexible flyer, the one who can be easily overlooked. Forgive me for that. Put him in front of my eyes and my heart the way he stands in front of Yours. Show me how to love him the way he needs to be loved. Thank you.
Who are YOU praying for today?
Even Jesus prayed.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark,
Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place,
where he prayed” (Mark 1:35 NIV).
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About Lori Freeland
Lori Freeland, a freelance writer from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her other life, the one BK—before kids—she has worked as a social worker and a certified dyslexic reading tutor. Currently, she embraces her status as full-time homeschool mom to three awesome children. Her big dream? Becoming a Young Adult novelist, a goal she diligently pursues during the wee hours of the morning with help from a very large mug of coffee and occasionally some chocolate-covered peanuts. In addition to blogging and contributing regular inspirational articles to Crosswalk.com, The Christian Pulse, and Believe.com, she loves to mentor new writers and encourage people to share their life stories. As a member of the Cancer Mom club, she desires to connect with others in hopes of giving support to those struggling down the messy paths of life. You can find her hanging with the North Texas Christian Writers as a Critique Group Leader and Writing Coach or cheering on her writers on the Faith Team at The Christian Pulse where she recently took on the role of editor. She also loves to attend Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators meetings where she has begun a critique workshop for new writers. You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM.
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