Monday, May 31, 2010
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In reading the daily entry from Diligently Seeking God, I was brought to this passage.
'Our frequent frustrations in life, more often than not, result from having an unstable center. In selection our end-all-and-be-all, we select some pretty shaky things, often with tragic results. And even when we suppose God is our center, our faith often turns out to be not in God Himself, but in certain temporal blessings that He's allowed us to have.
'But like Job we need to love God for His own sake, even when His wisdom withdraws particular blessigns from us. And like Paul, we need to be grounded in God and able to say, "For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day." (2Timothy 1:12)'
When I'm brought to my knees, by sudden change or unfamiliarity,will I still believe, will I demonstrate my faith, by behaving in holy manner? When all that is familiar is distant, friends, family or health seems to be a thing of the 'past', will I give way so quickly to doubt & and the self-wallowing, reviving the list of done-me-wrongs? Will my mouth sour, will my mind forget all the good that is before me, or that which has so recently been my present?
I was reminded last week by 2 of my favorite bloggers, Flower Patch & Thy Hand, who both support Katie. She has been helping mothers who survive on exponentially so much less temporal comfort. I bought some beads. But find the reminder of who made them and their lot is almost too heavy for my feeble, flailing heart. Forgive me God, when my faith is in temporal things. May I always be thankful for your unchanging love. And never substitute the perceived security from tangible, temporal blessings, as dear as those might be, for loving You who gave them.
May my prayer today be for these mother's who are making a difference with what little they have and the blessing of fellowship with good women like Katie.
135 for my mother, who is with the 'mummies' -- I miss you, xoxo.
136 my husband's mother.
137. that she stayed while I was ill. and cooked. and cleaned. and comforted.
139 my Rock & my Redeemer - God who knows no region, dialect or hometeam
140 strength to get up and work, and time to rest & recover
141 healthy children who say they are sorry you're sick
142 a motivated husband who wants to know where the laundry basket is
143 a safe place for worship
144 a more than adequate home
If you haven't joined others counting One Thousand Gifts, join us at A Holy Experience. You may think you have nothing to count... go visit Katie's site, then get out a new notebook. It's astounding what I take for granted everyday. If I count my blessings, I will look to the Giver of all things, my heart will be turned to Him in grattitude. Medication I just can't forsake. Lifemeds #24.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I find myself currently planted on many acres, but one woman can only prepare so much soil. So I've 1/2 completed one of the large raised beds in my present yard, and will complete the other half tomorrow a.m. if I can move without too much soreness.
Pictures to follow when I find my camera amongst the boxes.