Pity Party Over With….Now What?

The word says that we are to confess our faults to one another and to pray for one another that we may be healed.  The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much! 

(JAMES 5:16—16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much).

So many times we remember the latter part of this verse without regarding the first part.  I would like to confess that today, I had my very own pity party!  I got angry and quite distracted.  It affected my concentration and worship time.  I vented to my husband, bless his heart, and he had words for me but I can tell, he really did not want to hear it.  He was on his very own cloud 9 so to speak after delivering a powerful message today. So there I was, all alone with no one to pet me and listen to my whining.  No one except for Daddy God Himself!  He spoke gently to me at the end of the day so now I can pass the word on to someone else:  “After you have thrown your pity party, there is nothing else left to do now but WORSHIP!”  This worship is what will bring about a shift in my atmosphere!  This is what my awesome, loving Father said to me in a very quiet and practical way. 

You see, I had a huge thorn in my flesh.  As a matter of fact, this thorn has been in my side for quite some while. So, since Abba is not going to move it (cause I have asked and asked), then I know that He will provide the strength and grace that I need to just make it through.  I pray that your week is blessed and filled with the peace and grace of God.  Remember, your worship is what will shift your atmosphere.

Maybe you have been in a place similar to the one I was in today, or perhaps you know someone that can use this encouragement.  If so, pass it on!

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Minister Denise Cook Godfrey is the wife of Assistant Pastor DeForest L. Godfrey. Minister Denise has devoted her life to God in true worship and desire to be used to motivate, inspire, and arouse the Body of Christ to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Minister Godfrey’s vision also involves teaching the Body of Christ to utilize the arts such as praise and worship dancing, interpretive movement and expressive signing, drama, and poetry within the local church in order to bring edification, comfort, exhortation, and deliverance. She is the mother of two children and is a loving grandmother. Minister Godfrey enjoys writing, aerobic exercising, and just spending time with her family.