Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Direct Dail

psalm17_6Doesn't it seem when we are facing our toughest battles the first thing we run to is our spouses, friends or family for help or advice?

I guess it is just natural for us to reach for that phone before we spend time on our knees. smile_sniff

What we need to learn is how to run to Jesus in our time of need.   Prayer is the best only remedy for any problem we may face. 

Call on Jesus, He is always ready to answer!

Lord forgive me for the many times I run to others in my time of need before I spend time at your feet.  You are so faithful to hear our cries and desire to be our greatest source of comfort, peace, and guidance.  Thank you for hearing me before I even speak.  

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34 comments:

Joan said...

Wonderfully encouraging scripture. Great post.
Blessings @ Happy WFW!

LauraLee Shaw said...

Oh Sue, I LOVE this message. Yes, Wow. And that graphic is so original that it will pop into my head regularly. Awesome WFW!

lori said...

THIS is GREAT! I love that lady! How clever! I'll be remembering this one....I'm such a visual gal!

TOO cute!
HUGS,
lori

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Oh my goodness but you got my number today! I do exactly what you said....when trouble comes my way the first thing I do is get online and send out an "emergency prayer request" email. I know God is the answer to my trouble but I guess I am too much leaning on others to ask Him for me. Thank you so much for this eye opening truth today!

Marilyn

Amydeanne said...

what a great visual Susan! i love it!

Marsha said...

Wonderful post, Susan. It really is a sign of our sinful flesh nature that we sometimes run to everyone else before we run to Him.
Have a blessed day.

Mariposa said...

CUTE...and very true!

And that line is never busy!

hip chick said...

What great words and a great reminder. I love your fun picture also.

Laurie Ann said...

Amen, Susan. Excellent word for today. I needed to be reminded of this. Great picture and verse! Happy WFW!

luvmy4sons said...

Yeah. Jesus should always be first. I know though that sometimes Jesus will speak through a godly advisor. Sometimes I can't hear the Lord as clearly when my emotions cloud things up. Another human being can give me perspective and help me to more clearly hear the Lord...still Jesus should be enough...God works in many ways!

Joyfull said...

Great reminder to "Call on Him" first. Love the picture also. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

AWESOME! Totally awesome!

Maxine said...

Oh yes. Tell me about it. A lesson I've had to learn more times than I care to admit

Denise said...

Such an awesome WFW.

TRUTHSHARER said...

I'm learing to save the 'phone call' for the PRAISE time - AFTER the Lord answers the prayer that was offered on my knees to Him first!

Looking UPward and Choosing JOY,
Stephanie
[In Flight]

Tricia said...

A wonderful reminder that we should always call on God first... He is always ready to listen to us and to answer, what a blessing!

How do you do that strike through thing... I have been trying to figure that out and have no idea how to do it...

Blessings!

Kym said...

What a great graphic and verse. love it.

alihsee said...

A fantastic reminder & promise! Blessings to you & thinking of your son in Darwin!

mycuprunnethoverandsodoesmytodolist said...

Wonderful reminder!...And there is never a busy signal!!

Thank you for visiting my blog! Yes that is my baby, I was 8 months along when that ultrasound was done. She will be 4 months old on the 30th!...oh how the time flies!

God Bless,
Brandi

Catrina Bradley said...

I'm guilty. But I'm getting better! And Jesus is always there waiting to pick up the phone, even when my instincts make me think of others to ask first. :)

LisaShaw said...

O there is NO TRUER (is that a word??) message than this one dear sister. I am always reminded over the years of Joyce Meyer saying, "Run to the Throne not to the phone". It's been a constant reminder to me to GO TO JESUS FIRST. Truth is when we go to JESUS first we usually have no need to go any further. Praise the Lord!

I've missed visiting with you. Love you.

Tracy said...

Amen, Susan! This graphic is great and likely to stick with me next time I'm tempted to go to someone else first! Thanks for the powerful encouragement instead to go to the One who created us and loves us more than anyone. Blessed WFW!

e-Mom said...

Profound! Prayer is always relevant and the first thing we should do in times of need.

(Love the graphic... what a lovely woman she is!)

Have a blessed WFW, Susan.

(((Hugs)))

Cathy said...

Cute picture and wonderful verse ~
Hopefully soon I am going to add a song I wrote "Call Unto the Lord" to my music website. I am working on more copyrights.

Lola Skw said...

Thank you so much! I needed that reminder ... and the pic is so cute!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE...this!!! :-)

Lelia Chealey said...

Hey Susan!
Great post, but I'm not surprised. you always speak to my heart. :)
I heard before: Go to the throne before you go to the phone.

love ya,
Lelia
You are mentioned in a post I did this week. :)

Denise said...

Good word! HE is the only one to run to........... When will we learn! The visual is wonderful !

Tea With Tiffany said...

I'm learning to run to the Throne not the phone. :)

Thank you for this strong post and prayer.

Miss you,

Tiffany

Amy S. said...

Susan,
I just caught up on your last several posts. I am inspired again by your beautiful writings. Thanks for sharing so much of you and your words. I am always so uplifted when I come to visit here.
I don't always stop and leave a message like I should..because it seems I'm always running. I need to stop and take the time more. Again...I am always so uplifted when I come to visit you here.

Love you and see you on Facebook

Esthermay said...

AMEN!
. . . love those 1950's photos.
Often wished I'd been able to raise children back then.
;)
But -- FF 2009. I've got PRAYER!!!!!!!

blackberrycottage said...

Hi susan,
Great post and so true. He's all I need, He's all I need, Jesus is all I need...............
hugs Sandra nz

Jennifer said...

So true & cute cute pictures.

Daphine said...

Yep, you are so right! This is great! You're such an inspiration. Thanks!