Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Rachel is one of the friends I hang out with the most (aside from the fact that I make her serve in KidStuff all the time). I am blessed to have her as a friend for sure.
I made Whitney take this with me because I like her headband. and I like her.
i also just celebrated my first memorial day weekend in like 7 years. it is a great holiday that i had forgotten about. i have always been being trained or training our summer staff at pine cove. this year i got to relax at a lake house. still no 3 day weekend, don't think too crazy. i still got to work on sunday, but boy was it nice to have monday off!
Monday, May 12, 2008
God has also been faithful to remind me of His ability to take care of even the seemingly impossible. I was reading in 2 Chronicles 32:1-22.
“Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of
Did you catch that? There was no cool military strategy, no extra army, no reinforcements. They just prayed. Hezekiah knew that his God was stronger than all others and that he was more than capable. He trusted in God.
1)Why do I not trust the power and plan of God? Why do I worry and fret and scramble?
2) Why do I think that praying is not enough? Why do I pray so little and strategize so much?
No matter what is going on in your life, what seems stressful, what you are waiting on, what you are worried about, remember that God is MORE than capable of doing it. His plan is guaranteed!! He could send an angel to do it. He could stop the sun if he wanted. I LOVE that Hezekiah did not even have to fight a battle, he just prayed. The Lord literally took care of it. I know for me, I forget that God could do that if He wanted. I don’t think I trust him enough to just sit back and pray when he calls me to. I wonder if Hezekiah while he was praying, ever thought about getting up and getting his people ready? I wonder if he ever started coming up with a plan? Or if he trusted God enough to know his dependence on him and he just kept praying, knowing without the Lord he stood no chance?
This has been a good reminder for me this week. My lack of trust in what the Lord can do can keep me from waiting on him and waiting for what he has. I’d rather just go and try to be resourceful than wait for what he has. Now that does not mean that if we are patient that we never do anything, there are definitely times when trusting in the Lord will require us to move and move quickly. But what I am talking about are those times in your life when we have to wait to see what the Lord is going to do and how he is going to show up. Do I really believe that he is greater than all other gods? Even the god of my own pride?
In Isaiah over and over again, God declares that He is God, and there is no other. Or He is God and there is none beside him. That statement has been ringing in my mind for the last several weeks. It brings me so much comfort. I have been claiming it as doubt or worry creeps into my life. As I wonder at what will happen or I look at the uncertainty of life, I have hope because the God I trust in is far above all other gods!!
Pray and trust. The two go hand in hand. As I spend time getting to know my Lord and listening to Him, I trust Him more and more. As I spend time before Him, I realize my frailty and I see my need for Him, so I have no choice but to trust the One that is above all else.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I went to Atlanta for a conference and got to see a dear friend! We had a sweet impromptu picnic at Moe's. I love that our lives still intersect. I hope that the Lord allows us to be life long friends.