Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pausing on Purpose

Good morning friends! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. I am so glad you are here. I want to thank you so much for participating in the Relationship series. I have been so blessed to receive many emails and comments that great big things are happening in your relationships. I too have been stretched, pulled and tweeked! Easy? No Painful at times? Oh Yes! But all worth it and all on purpose!

Today I am pausing from the series to share some requests. As I pause this morning and look around my world I see so many people in need, in need of a great big God! A God who is more than able to be big!

Will you join me in pausing and asking God to be big? I believe when Gods people pray we tap into and unlock what He has going on up there in heaven.

"Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10

Pause on purpose and pray for:

Lee at PrayerGifts is traveling and has also found out that they found cancer in her brother in-laws brain.

Joy at Pondering in His Presence is a beautiful woman of God who has a full load of circumstances and needs that need to be showered in Gods love.

Kala at Johnston Happenings and her family have recently brought home a little boy, Henok, from Africa and in the process of making a huge adjustment as this makes 4 kids. There are a lot of doctors appointments in Henoks future.

Two mommas who have sent part of their hearts overseas Elaine at Peace for the journey and Lysa.

Nicki at Three Girly Girls who is packing up and moving with three girls, need I say more!

Cindy at Army Brats and Me is praising God for great results. But she needs our continued prayers to stay cancer free. And she has a house to sell, and wants to get back closer to her family!

Family and Friends who are struggling with infertility.

Family and Friends who are dealing with stressful work issues, layoffs, loss of jobs.

My momma who needs to be healed. Several months ago she was in a car accident and it has left her arm, neck, back in pain. Pray for healing, and recovery, for pain free days!

Alice at From the Heart pray for God to continue to bless her, her marriage and her and her husbands health!

Women's writing and Speaking ministries. Women who are committed to sharing their Jesus with those around them!

West Valley Church, the church I attend is going through some great big transitions, seeking a new pastor and desperately seeking what God has for the future of the church!

Renee at The Journey of the Heart and her family are on vacation and in the process of an adoption.

Mylah at Joy to Know is a beautiful young woman of God and truly is a joy to know! She is getting married and needs to be covered in prayer! God has great things for her future!

My beautiful and amazing friend Tanisia and her family need prayers for what God holds in His hands as their future!

An amazing woman in our church needs the healing touch of the Great Physician!

My new friend Lori has been such a huge encouragment to me. She has shared so many amazing God moments with me. I have yet to meet this beautiful woman of God in person, but I know that God has it planned! Please pray for her to be blessed, pray for her dad who is in the hospital, pray for her marriage and all her relationships!

Nicole at I Love my Kind and My Kind Love me would love our prayers for her relationships! God is working all over, in and through Nicole. She truly is living in His love for her and sharing it with those around her!

Praise God for My ADHDandMe and the work God is doing through her blog, through some humor and laughter. Its a great time when you visit that blog. I believe I have been lifted and healed many times through laughter when I visit!

Please pray for a new friend, Angela. She is desiring to be a woman of God in every area of her life, as a wife and mom! She would love for us to pray for her husband and their business, as they seek to make it all God wants it to be.

All mommas out there need to be lifted in prayer, its a hard but oh so rewarding job! My heart is truly a mommas heart its a season I am in that I hope I never leave. I have been blessed by many mommas out here in blog land but two that truly speak to my heart are Kimberly at A Planting of the Lord and Karen at Surviving Motherhood.

For all those traveling, on vacations and having summer fun!

Jami at Live Laugh Love not only is she currently on a Mission in Tennessee with her husband, she lives her life on a daily mission. She too is in the stages of adoption. Pray for this amazing family!

This years She Speaks Conference God has great things planned.

Marriages! Pray for yours, pray for mine, pray for your friends, pray for your neighbors. Lets keep all marriages covered in God!

Thank you so much for being people who care and love out of the overflow you are receiving.

Please leave your prayer requests and know that they too will be lifted up to a great big God!

Love to you my friends and prayers up to Him!

On Purpose!


Nicole said...

Wow friend. Thank you so much for including me in the prayer list. This makes me feel so loved. Thank you! I pray you are so blessed today as you have purposely chosen to prayer for others.

Father God, please bless Nichole today as she lifts others to you. Love all over her and meet her at her deepest need. Heal her Father, in every sense of the word, and fill her with your Spirit to overflowing. In your precious Son's name, Jesus. Amen.

PS-How are you doing friend in regards to your physical health? I haven't heard you talk it about it alot, not that you need to, but just wondering how things are going.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Dear Father God, Jesus.... I come humbly before You, my almighty heavenly Father on my face. Nichole has listing some prayer requests here and I'd like to offer them up to You. There's emotional, spiritual, physical, relational, etc, pain listed there. Father, You know each one of these personally. I ask God that each family/person/event mentioned situation will bring glory to You. Whatever is going on Father, it's not too big for You. I ask that Your grace & mercy cover them and guide them through. Thank You Father God for putting Nichole in my path and using her to reach me. Father, Lord Jesus, I thank You in advance for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus' precious name, amen.

Runner Mom said...

These are amazing! Thanks so much for posting these requests. What a privilege to carry these to the Lord.

Love you!

My ADHD Me said...

Praise God for YOU, Nicole!

Your relationship series is one I have been checking out and haven't been able to really comment on as it is a part of my life that needs help....therefore, I end up ignoring the obvious. Thank you for reaching out.

If I put a smile on your face, then that puts one on mine. Who ever would have thought that all my rambleing thoughts could help others smile, (with me and not at

Thank you for putting me on your list. What an honor.

Lori said...

Dear Jesus, All of us girlfriends from all over the nation join together with sweet Nichole to offer up the prayer requests. Thank you for listening to us. Thank you for knowing our needs even when we do not know them. Thank you that you are in our hearts and that you never leave us. May each woman feel your unconditional love, healing, and strength that only you provide. Sprinkle your love onto each sister as you gently guide them on unfamiliar pathways. May each cling to you through their own individual challenges. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Nichole, What more can I say, you are vibrant, alive and have a zest for living that is contagious! :) Your attitude, outlook, and approach to life is a model for all of us to look up to! I love watching the power of God's Spirit flow out on your blog! God speaks to my heart from you!
Thank you for being YOU.
Love & Hugs,
Lori - AZ

Tea With Tiffany said...

Your care for others is simply amazing. I thank God for BIG hearts like yours. You make me want to know you more. I see Jesus in you.

Lord, you know each name and need. You have heard our cries and you will answer according to your good will and purpose. Please help us remember to pray for the needs as Your spirit brings them to mind. Help us remember to praise you in the storms. Thank you for loving each of us with a perfect love. You are God and I cannot believe I'm your girl. I pray for healing for those in pain. I pray for peace for those in waiting. I pray for financial provision for those in need. Lord, come closer. Speak a fresh life-giving word over your children. We need you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Irritable Mother said...

What a wonderful, wonderful thing you have done here. Thank you!
I paused with you on purpose, and I trust God will hear all of our prayers - and show Himself to be BIG.

Sharon said...

I will come into agreement with you and the others and pray for all, in one accord!!! You are such a blessing, the way you bless and pray for others.
I always feel like rejoicing to my Lord after reading your blogs.

Have a beautiful day my friend :)

Jill said...

What a blessing to pray for others! Thank you for doing that and sharing the requests with the rest of us. I too would like to pass one on - I have just finished the final edits on my book and it is being sent to the printer now. This is a huge step and at times overwhelming as it's not a project understood by my family. I pray that God will reveal Himself to them thru this.
Thank you,

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I know how long it must have taken you to put this post together. Thanks for doing this; truly, it paints a picture of just how much our prayers are needed in this time on planet earth.

We all have our "stuff", don't we? How thankful I am for the body of Christ that extends my heart toward heaven in prayerful pause.

Bless you friend.


Star-chuu said...
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Star-chuu said...

Dear Nicole, I don't know how to start.
I would like to thanks God that I found these Christian blog community and read more encouraging words. I do hope that I am welcome this Christian community. Thank you and God bless Nicole.

From the Heart said...

Nicole, you are an awesome Christian Lady, who, while in need of prayer for yourself, is reaching out to others who are in need. May God bless you and heal you. Thanks for including me and my husband in the prayer. We are doing better, to God be the glory.

I, too, agree with the other ladies in prayer for all the requests you mentioned. The lady, Starr Chuu, is very welcome to visit my blog and I'm sure she is most welcome here as well.

There is another request I would like to give and that is for a lady at Humble As I Go and her husband. He is having a lot of prolems with his heart and really needs prayer. If you would like to visit this blog there is a Prayer Button on my right sidebar, just click on it.

Father God, loving Saviour, Sweet Holy Spirit, may the people whose names were listed by Nicole feel your loving arms around them, your healing touch and the presence of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thanks Nicole for giving us the chance to lift these people in prayer. God has done so much for me over the past 40 some years and I know He is still working today.
From my heart to yours,

Joyful said...

Nichole, you are the sweetest. Your heart follows so hard after the Lord that I only hear His heartbeat. Thank you for loving me and so many others with His love. I am forever greatful for your friendship.

Praying for you tonight and thanking the Lord for blessing my life with your precious friendship.


Kimberly said...

You took the time to do ALL of these type up all of these requests. You are a gift. Thank you for including me and for your sweet words.

Love you. Praying!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.