We went to Sonic last night after church with Pappy, Gammy, Uncle, Lacey, Ivy, Steven and Trinity. We had fun, as always! Have I mentioned lately how blessed I am? 1. I'm saved!! 2. I have my health 3. My children are healthy and that is a HUGE blessing 4. I have so many friends that support and love me and my babes 5. I have my family 6. I have a good job (although the Lord knows that I'd MUCH rather be home with the kids) 7. The Lord loves me
That last point is what I've been struggling with. To FULLY realize that God LOVES me and will NEVER forsake me. No matter how many others may walk out of my life or let me down, God will not. The Lord and I have had many conversations about this and if there's one thing that I'm trying to get through my brain is that I don't have to be insecure about God's love. I make mistakes, I struggle, I get down, I say things that I shouldn't sometimes, I talk too much most of the time when I should be listening and the list goes on. But in spite of that (and BECAUSE of it), God LOVES me. Last night after we left Sonic, the kids had konked out in their carseats and I was just praying and thanking God for what He's been showing me lately. I noticed how big and bright the moon was and watched (I was still watching the road mind you) as it went back behind some clouds. I would have thought it to get darker at that point. But it didn't. Try to imagine this in your mind: The big bright moon shining down for all to see, the only light in the black sky at this time of day. But then the clouds that are gathering beside the moon overshadow and block it from view. While it seems that it would hide all the light, the moon actually lights up the outline of the clouds and sends out little rays of light. What should have been darkness with no light shining through, wasn't, because the brightness of the moon wasn't lessened by the darkness that overshadowed it. I'm not sure I can explain what I'm trying to say and tie all this in together but I'm going to attempt it. The brightness of the moon doesn't change just because dark clouds go in front of it. In the same sense, God doesn't change just because there are situations that would try to block our view of Him.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Our situations seem dark, lonely, bitter and impossible to get through at times. But God hasn't changed and neither has His power to move mightily in those situations. Trials in our lives press in on us and try so hard to block our view of God's power and God's LOVE so that we get discouraged. But God ALWAYS has ways of letting in those little rays of His light and His love right in the middle of our time of need. Though the situation may be dark, it may be hard, it may be downright UNFAIR.....God always lights up that darkness with His light, reminding us that He's there and He cares!
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
God is showing this ol' gal a few things, guys. Hope this helped somebody else too.
I hope everyone has a great Memorial weekend! Any plans? I have several plans for the weekend so be prepared for picture overload on Tuesday. :)
I started this blog to document the story of my kids as they grow up. However...July 8, 2011 changed that slightly when Kari was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) . We invite you to share our journey as we walk through it with the Lord's help!