Kristi King: Porches, Cats, and Praying with Adrienne

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I want to share something that my friend and prayer partner, Kristi King, wrote. After she shared it with me, I asked her if I could share it with MotivationTruth readers. She obliged, so I'm sharing. May this simple message speak to you. Kristi's experience, which I was blessed to witness, reminds me that God can use absolutely anything to bring revelation to us, and we'll be the better for it--if we'll just listen.

Kristi writes:

Today, Adrienne wanted to pray about focusing more on God instead of focusing on the need of direction. As we were listening to the rain and praying, Tommy, my cat, began scratching to come into the porch. He was relentless in his pursuit of getting our attention. I had my screened-in porch built to keep "outside" things from getting in, including Tommy. :) He didn't give up. We were still praying as he kept trying to get in--knowing that just because I built that porch to keep him out, I still love him. Finally, he pushed himself through the door and came directly to me. He started rubbing and loving on my feet.

His unconditional love for me reminded me of what Adrienne and I were praying about. Sometimes we build "porches" between us and God. Those "porches" (i.e., God's calling, His direction) sometimes get in the way of seeking and focusing solely on Him. Although a new "porch" isn't a bad thing, or focusing on direction isn't a bad thing, if we let it get between us and God, He will relentlessly push to get our attention back on Him. No matter how many times we build a "porch" between us and God, His love supersedes it all. His unconditional love and His desire for us to focus on Him allow Him to "love on our feet" when we let Him in.

I never thought God would use something that Tommy did to reveal His love for us, His desire for us to remain focused on Him. I began sharing this revelation with Adrienne. As I was sharing, I could feel God's presence all over us.

Thanks, Tommy, for allowing God to use you to bring His revelation to our prayer time!

Thanks, Kristi, for allowing God to use you to bring revelation to me!


Blythe July 14, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

A simple truth with a powerful message. Amen!~

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