Thursday, March 10, 2011 | By: Melody Joy King

"Whatever It Takes..."

I recently found a prayer journal I kept in the summer of 2007. Those brief summer months were a time of intense spiritual growth for me. God led me to Beth Moore's book, "Praying God's Word." He used it to grow me and root my mind and heart in His Word. Each morning, I rose early and went outside and spent time reading, journaling, and talking to my Savior. They were precious, precious times. A few weeks ago, I read through some of my entries in my prayer journal. Each prayer contained a similar theme....""Father today I ask that You would bring me to a better understanding of how powerful and awesome You are. Let me fall more in love with You today Lord Jesus, please have Your way in me." Another entry read "Whatever it takes Father, please accomplish Your will and Your way in my life. Thank You Jesus!" When I wrote "whatever it takes," I meant it with all my heart. I honestly had no idea what that would look like over the course of the next 3 1/2 years. That July, the symptoms of Bipolar disorder manifested themselves with intensity. I have realized since that time that my battle with insomnia, depression, and manic phases were the "whatever it takes" that God used to increase my understanding of and dependency upon Him. I have experienced some of the darkest days of my life over the past 3 1/2 years, and God has shown His lovingkindness, compassion, faithfulness, and mercy over and over and over again. He met me in my darkest hours. His mercies truly are new every morning, His compassions never ever fail, His grace is sufficient, and His power truly is perfected in our weakness. I would never have come to know how personally kind, loving, and faithful my Savior is had I not walked this road. God answered my prayer. He did and is continuing to do "whatever it takes" to accomplish His will and His way in my life, and I love Him all the more for it! Thank you Jesus for loving me as I am, but loving me too much to leave me that way!

6 comments:

Marissa Battis said...

God loves you the way He made you. His plan for you has just begun. I wouldn't want to change one thing about you. Youre the most kind and loving friend. I thank God everyday for putting you in my life. So whatever it takes remember that!

learningandyearning said...

He is faithful and will bring about His will for His glory!

Melody Joy King said...

Amen!

covnitkepr1 said...

Just checking back to read any postings you may have written. I took your blog off my favorites and now am on your follow wedgit.

Actually, I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

Melody Joy King said...

Thank you for following my blog and taking the time to read it. I am not exactly sure what a widget is or how to send you one. Haha. I am most certainly not the most computer savvy person...my friend revamped my whole blog recently as I hadn't the slightest clue how to do it. Thank you again for following my blog, I appreciate every person who takes the time to read it, and I pray it always points people to Jesus that they may be encouraged, blessed, and experience the immense kindness and freedom I have found in Him...All glory and praise are His forevermore! Blessings to you and yours. ~MJK

Toyin O. said...

Amen, the road God takes is not always smooth, but our destiantion is a glorious one that turns us into people that look like Jesus:)