Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just thinking this morning.

2Chron 20:12 - "We do not know what to do but our eyes are on our God."

One of my friends has this verse on her facebook status right now. She was just diagnosed with breast cancer. My heart is so heavy for her, but I want you to know that even now, she is honoring God with each breath. I so want to be like her.

I don't remember reading this verse before. Maybe I have and it just wasn't real to me. Today it is real. So many close to us and in our circle of friends are facing some serious life changing situations. This verse sums up how I feel when I pray for these families.

However, as a Christian I have the incredible gift of hope. The gift of peace, the gift of comfort...all from one person. Jesus. He can do immeasurably more than I can imagine.

Jesus who walked on water.

Jesus who calmed a sea.

Jesus who loved the unlovely.

Jesus who healed over and over again.

Jesus who put on my sin and died for me.

Jesus who didn't stay in a dark grave, but LIVES.

The One who took my nothing and made something.

He deserves so much more than I give Him and yet He still wants a relationship with me.

My Jesus.

I'm entering this Easter weekend asking God for some pretty big miracles. In fact, I am anticipating His strong hand to reach down and meet the physical and emotional needs of so many around us who are hurting right now. So many need their own Resurrection.

Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I lived each day anticipating God the way I am anticipating Him right now?

I'm going to unplug for a few days and concentrate on my Jesus, the One and the Only.

See you Monday!

5 comments:

Still Learning said...

Have a great Easter weekend!! I just finished the "A Woman Inspired" Conference and wow!! I need to absorb a lot this weekend too. It was thrilling to have Lysa Terkeurst answer some questions I had. Everything just kept coming back to keep your focus on God and wake up each day anticipating Him and all that you can do together one day at a time. Funny you talked about anticiapting Him too. I pray you and your friends receive the miracles you are praying for.

Have a great day,

Jenn

Heather C said...

Thought provoking question... love the verse. Praying for Bev as well. Have a great weekend!

Fran said...

Yep. Lets live as if every day was the feeling of death and then resurrection.

Praying with you Steph.
Hugs,
Fran

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That's great girl!
Have a great Easter weekend!
He Is Risen!
Much Love,
Angela

The Stokes Family said...

WOW--love this verse and this post! I'm praying for a miracle too, anticipating all that only He can do . . .

Blessings,
Amanda