1 Feb

My Take

DiVoran Lites

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My mother and grandmother were worry-warts, and I took after them. That was the reason I was so surprised when I read a book by an old-timer pastor that said he never worried. I had not known that it was possible. Right then I decided to try to figure out how to stop worrying,

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I’m re-reading a journal from 2004 and am appalled at how many worries I penned into it. My prayers sounded more like panic attacks. I wanted to do something to fulfill my commitment to Christ, so I wrote troubled stories people told me and asked God to help. That is called intercession. I’m sure those prayers were answered. All prayers are. And we must know that we aren’t praying alone. The world is full of intercessors and prayer warriors, and it’s great to know that Jesus/Holy Spirit is always praying for us. If we have asked him to become our Savior, he’s in our spirit and always aware of what’s going on with us and our prayer friends. 

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Now that we are quarantined and don’t have a lot to do and don’t see a lot of people, I’ve come to the place where I feel satisfied with life. I’m not begging God to help me anymore or trying to come up with answers on my own. I’m asking for Him to just tell me where to go and what to think.  One of the best teachers I’ve known: brain specialist, Dr. Caroline Leaf (a dedicated Christian) teaches people how not to worry. I took her online course, and it helped a great deal. Now I try to listen to God more than I talk to Him. He always comes through with the answers and I’m glad to say, I have more faith and thanksgiving and fewer misgivings than ever, which is quite fulfilling. 

“The Holy Spirit takes hold of us in our human frailty, to impower us in our weakness. For example, at times we don’t even know how to pray, or know the best things to ask for. But the Holy Spirit rises within us to super-intercede on our behalf, pleading to God with emotional sighs too deep for words.”   Romans 8:26 The Passion Translation

Dr Caroline Leaf offers a 21 Day Brain Detox.

 Song, “He Has Made Me Glad 

DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn.  She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”

2 Responses to “Worry-Wart”

  1. Onisha Ellis February 6, 2021 at 7:45 pm #

    Reading past journals gives one a snapshot of their past and thankfully we can see have we change and grow. So glad you are resting in the present.


    • divoran09 February 7, 2021 at 4:47 pm #

      Thank you. I enjoyed writing it. Did you get the one from Joanie and me okay?


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