September 19, 2009

Hang In There

"Life has got you all stressed out, you've had enough, without a doubt, But don't despair, just say this prayer...Dear Lord, help me hang in there!"

This was on a cork board that was given to me recently. I had admired it in a Christian bookstore I visit often, but just felt too selfish to buy it for myself. My son came up to me holding our meager purchases and also a long box with a bow on it. He said the sales lady had given it to him. I asked her about it she said, " It is for you." "From who?" I inquired. "The Lord put it on my heart to give it to you," was the reply from the sales clerk/owner. So I said, "Then I'll take it!" I answered with a smile.

When I got home and opened it I was surprised it was what I had been admiring. It just so touched my heart, not just the timing of this gift, but the woman's sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's promptings as well as God's reminder of "I Love You!!!!" Once again He reminds me that He remembers me and knows me, really knows me and all the emotions and thoughts that whirl around in my brain. My Lord knows me and He loves me anyway!!!

September 02, 2009

God at Work in the Silence (Part 2)

Once again, I have founded life to move faster than I can get to my computer to type. Somehow over 6 wks have flown by. I don't have time to try to catch up on everything the Lord has been doing in our lives. I will share some quick themes:

  1. Peace-God showed me how very precious His peace is that passeth all understand.
  2. Prayer-God continues to take me on a journey that deepens my prayer life.
  3. Servanthood-God has reminded me of how much of a blessing it can be to minister to others.
  4. Abiding-God has reminded me yet again that apart from Him I can do nothing, nothing great anyway.
  5. Perseverance-He has called me to do the hard things and will equip me if I look to Him to do it.
  6. Sovereignty-Again and again my Lord has revealed to me that my ways are not His ways, and my best plans are not His plans, but His plans are so much better.
  7. Friendship-Though my Lord allowed my very best friend, my beloved husband to be gone from my life, He has given me some amazing praying friends. Friends who are real and transparent, friends who pray for me and with me. Friends who make me better for JESUS!!