Hello everyone,

Today instead of answering a reader’s question I want to ask you all for prayer. This month I am over committed and I don’t know how I am going to do everything I need to do with excellence. That’s why I decided to forgo writing a response to one of your questions and instead ask you to pray for me.

This Thursday evening I’m speaking for the CareNet of Lehigh Valley fundraising banquet. This is a cause that is near to my heart and I want to be able to capture and articulate God’s message. But I also spoke last Saturday on The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and have a full counseling load this week, I leave Friday morning for a speaking engagement in Ohio and more of the same next week and the week after and the week after that.

I don’t normally pack myself so tight but somehow it crept up on me. God knows and I know he will give me everything I need, but I do covet your prayers. I don’t want my “doing” to overwhelm me so that I’m crabby with my husband, distant with my clients, and impatient and harsh with my dog. I need to be still and quiet as well as productive and efficient with the time I do have. Pray that God blesses me with his merciful presence and wisdom.

I love you all!
Leslie

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  1. Anonymous on October 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    You will be lifted up in prayer over the coming weeks.
    May God Bless your efforts abundantly!

  2. Anonymous on October 18, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Praying for you and that God will give you wisdom and endurance.

  3. Anonymous on October 19, 2010 at 3:55 am

    there is a purpose in everything, God dont give weights we cannot carry. It is done, He will sustain you all the way, He is in control!

  4. Anonymous on October 19, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Seeking God's strength and wisdom is supreme above all else. But, as I have learned from you, God is not remote or impractical. He gave us His amazing words written for help in a real and tangible way (I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir, right?). So, while I do pray for your health and strength, I also offer some practical advice. Corrie Tenboom, a consentration camp survivor, once asked her father why God didn't reveal more of the future. Her father asked her when he gave her the ticket to ride the train. She replied just before boarding. Her father said that is like God. He gives us what we need just before we need it. So too will He give to you. Another tidbit: if you haven't tried Starbucks double-shot energy drink (at any gas station or Walmart), you have yet to taste energy deliciousness in a can. Lastly, how wonderful Paul said, "We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all HIS energy, which so powerfully works in me." (Col. 1:28-29 emphsis added) May God warm and fill you, give you peace and rest, energy and stregnth, kindness and clarity for all the good work you do in His name and for His glory, giving all praise for accomplishment to Him who will sustain you. Amen.

  5. Mary Witt on October 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I will pray that God blesses those you counsel and speak to.

    Once when I was speaking to a women's group, I took a sip of water from a bottle and it dribbled on the front of my light pink blouse and made dark spots until they dried. And then I dribbled again. I asked for a cup and wove that into my talk that morning. Sometimes when I run into women who were there, they remember the water the most. "No one is perfect. Only God is perfect." "Sometimes, oftentimes, we need to ask for help or find a different way to do something that's not working in our life."

    You just never know what He will use to speak to someone.

  6. Anonymous on October 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    You got it Leslie!!
    Just a quick reminder…This has helped me get thru exactly what you are talking about ~ Col 3:23.

    People NEED your message and GOD is using you!
    HE will give you Holy Spirit empowerment!! 🙂

  7. Anonymous on October 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Yes, I will be in prayer for you for today & in weeks ahead and I consider it a privledge, my friend!!

    Dear Gracious Heavenly Father, I thank you so much Leslie Vernick. I thank you that she allows herself to be used by You to express love, wisdom, and counseling to a hurting world. Father, I pray for Leslie that You would embrace her and restore her in Your presence and wisdom as she tries to help, embrace, and restore other people for Your glory! I'm so thankful that she has a heart to help others and I pray that You would bless her physicaly, mentaly, emotionaly, spiritually, and financially!! Thank You Father and I love You Father!!! In Jesus's precious name I pray Amen

  8. Anonymous on October 22, 2010 at 4:59 am

    With heartfelt prayers to encourage and sustain you.

    With love and gratitude,

  9. Anonymous on October 27, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Yes, I will be praying for you, Leslie.

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