Saturday, April 25, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
He Today, I left this
To do this instead...
To him, reach out my hand and love others. Pursue them. Love them in every season of their lives. Especially the dark places. I feel alive when I'm driven by his spirit. I know I do not deserve..I never could. I am such a sinner. Just like you. We are all the same. Just in a different time of that same. We are all his. He wants the lowest of the low. The roughest edges. He specializes in saving. And rescue. Instead of trying to add up my own qualifications I will sit and marvel and know. Even though I deserve nothing he brought me to this place. I will close my eyes and rest for this moment that he gave me and say Thank You. I will be mindful of the loveliness and I will thank him. Just like I thank him each step each provision each prayer heard and answers spoken so clearly to my soul. I Hear him in a way you could never believe. A way so close, like he is speaking from inside my own ear drum. Audibly, but with a sense you may not even yet posess. I am thankful for the way he clears my table
and sits down with me. Thank you Jesus. I'm yours and you are mine. One day my children will know you for themselves. What a precious heritage to give them.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I'm posting this to remind myself of his awesome provisions. Matt's faithfulness was totally blessed 3 days later. The. Same. Amount.
We all know that home warranties honoring claims are totally a shot in the dark. Well, they approved this one immediately. I know that is only because of God. Surely nothing else could move an insurance company claim rep to do that without 1,000,000 miles of red tape or any contingencies at all, but just very simply, send in the receipt showing that it has been paid and it will be reimbursed. what!? Only God, friends. That is one thing I have experienced over and over and over again. He is real. His love for us is real. I'll never stop being in awe when he takes my hand so tenderly and cares for me. Thank you Jesus for revealing yourself to me over and over. I never get tired of seeing you and feeling your presence. (The fact I'm living today, is only because of His constant Grace in my life.)
These sorts of unplanned repairs or problems can devastate a small family or throw a wrench in a whole year's budgeting. I am so aware of this. I've lived this. I've seen his provision a million different times over the years. Where peace replaces fear and calm blankets panic and God says to trust him. He reminds us what to place our hope in, What to value in this world. Then, boom an unexpected check arrives that very day we get the scary $$ due news. This has occurred many different times. Very similar but always a familiar embrace.