It’s rare that I write SUPER personal things on this blog, much less things about my Faith, but today is different. Even if no one ends up reading, I still think I should share. In short, I just wanted to share that prayer actually works, go figure.
There was about a month and a half dry period where I wasn’t booking ANYTHING. No shoots, no weddings, nothing. I was becoming slowly discouraged by it and just had accepted the fact that I’d only have a few weddings this year.
Last week I woke up and got some hot water going on the kettle. I made myself a cup of fruit berry tea and plopped on the couch and just sat there. I began to casually pray for small things, for my desires in life, etc. As the idea of weddings came to my mind I prayed about that as well. “Father I ask that you would bring more brides my way. I thank you for fun, creative, out of the box brides. That even now you are directing them to my website.” And that was it. No two hour long prayer, I just asked God that He would fulfill that financial need and heart desire.
That day and the next I got 3 inquiries for weddings and then in one week I booked 4 weddings. FOUR! After each booking, Josh and I would say “Thank you Jesus!”, reminding ourselves that it was NOTHING that I did to book these, but it was God. Furthermore, I was reminded that God DOES want to supply my needs and fullfill my desires, BUT, He also wants me to ENGAGE HIM. He wants US to engage Him.
I’m blown away that I prayed. And it worked. Simple. Go figure!
Every blog post needs pictures. Here’s some of Josh and I at Ravens Nest from last week. They were shot on super SUPER expired cheap walmart film, so don’t judge :)