Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This May or May not Make Sense.....I'm medicated

It's a little before noon here and I'm already exhausted! I'm fighting some sort of cold/sinus thing and it seems to be taking every ounce in me to stay awake. The next few weeks will be very busy with several different singing/playing opportunities, plus I'm in the middle of a writing project. Fortunately, I've mapped out our lesson plans for the next little bit and we are ahead of where I wanted us to be as far as school goes, and it's a good thing!

This morning I realized I hadn't posted anything since Saturday and I'm not kidding you, I got a twitch in my left eyebrow. This has become quite an addiction. In a good way mind you!

I thought I would share with you what the girls and I read this morning as we started school. First we read Psalm 16 concentrating on verses 5, then 9 and part of 10.

"Lord you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure"

"Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me."

We talked about all the things the Lord has given us. How we were thankful first for Salvation, and that was more than enough. But then, we looked at all the things God does for us! Tangible things like our home, clothes, car and things that we feel. Like love for our family, excitement, hope, peace...

As always, I just guide the conversation and let them talk it out. They usually wind up in the spot I intend for us to soak in.

"My body will rest secure because you will not abandon me."

I wonder how many of us feel abandoned. I read many other blogs each week and the large majority of them are Christian women with similar beliefs. Last week, I came across a believer's blog and couldn't help but ache for her. She was lonely and had been hurt by numerous people from her parents to church members. She was tired and felt abandoned by God. She was basing her entire belief system on what she felt. On emotion. She kept going back to the point where she was saved and saying, I don't understand why I still don't feel like that! When did the "new" wear off?

If we were all honest we have probably felt that way a time or two. What I wanted so bad to say to her was this. Your relationship with God is like any other relationship, it changes over time!

Here's the best way I know to explain this. As much as I loved Chad the day we were married, I love him more today. I don't want to love him like the day we were married because today's love is a deeper love. If I didn't love Chad more today than yesterday, then our relationship probably wouldn't be very healthy! It's the same with God. The more I know Him, the more I love Him. The more I recognize and acknowledge His hand in my life, the more I don't, no that's not right... the more I CAN'T live without Him.

God has more than done His part to make us feel secure and safe. Will you do your part and seek Him everyday? He longs to be included in our everyday life. He sees the season of your life and cares about you so much. All He asks is that we seek Him. He promises that when we call to Him, He will answer and show us some pretty awesome things! (Jer. 33:3)

Is your heart glad and can your tongue rejoice? Your heavenly Father sees you and cares about you. You are not forgotten......


jenmom said...

Hey Steph! Thank you so much for the encouraging reminder today! I just got finished paying bills and then read your blog! God is so good! He knew I needed the encouragement. I have to admit that it's not always easy to have a glad heart. I mean I am so thankful for God's provision and He is taking care of us and blessing us everyday, but sometimes discouragement seeps in! Thank you again for the reminder and encouragement. I'll be praying your cold gets better so you will have full strength to serve Our Lord!

Abby said...

LOVE your relationship with your sweet kids...i hope to be the same way with mine one day. i love that we shouldn't love God the way we did when we first fell in love with Him...He is so much better than what we knew then! just when you think you have a glimpse of how great He is, he reveals a whole new part of his character that you never even knew! :)

DeAnna said...

Amen, sister! Thanks for the powerful reminder.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Good post girl!

Praying for your health!
Blessings and love,