"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
Um...could you repeat that again. Trust?? Even now, trust? I'm having an awful time with this whole trusting thing. Chris and I have entered a time of serious trial. We are being forced, by God's loving hand, to trust Him. I could make a long list of all the things going on in our lives right now, but just know that there is a lot going on.
I find myself so bound up in this worry and this trial that I feel so incredibly lost in what the Lord is wanting for me to see in it. I'm spinning, spinning, spinning. So dizzy that once the spinning stops I am suppose to see the Lord and what He has for me??? I just can't make Him out right now. Everything I see is blurry and very distorted. I know He is there, but I just can't see Him.
All I have to cling to is the fact that He desires our trust in Him. Not only does He desire it, but He commands it. But the command is followed by a promise that He will make my paths straight. In my dizziness, He will whisper, "Precious Daughter, I am here...Take my hand...Close your eyes and follow me. I know the way." And with His gentle guidence, my paths are made straight.
Proverbs goes on to say "it will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones". Not only will the Lord make my paths straight, He will give me healing so that these times are not a detriment, but make my heart and faith stronger than before this trial. I cling to this, knowing and believing God's merciful promise to me.
Oh Father. as I sit here still spinning from this trial, I know you are near. Thank you for your constant wisdom...your presence that doesn't necessarily stop the spinning, but causes me to reach out for your help. Relying on only you. This reliance isn't as joyful in the process. However, I trust You. I believe You are good and that You do good. I believe that You love me and therefore discipline me. You draw my roots further and further down, breaking hardened earth and pushing back dirt lacking proper nutrients. You beckon me deeper to rich, fertile soil that I may be an oak of righteousness, a planting for the display of Your splendor. Lord, sustain me in the growing, in the stretching, in the groaning, in the spinning. You are good and You do good.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Juliet and I visited the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History today. We had a great time! It's so fun that she is getting to the age where she is so curious and wanting to learn how to do things. It was a super fun day!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
I LOVE craigslist!! I have bought a ton of stuff there. I like to think that I am taking advantage of the ridiculously wealthy for a good cause. Kind of like Robin Hood. I steal from the rich (because they have more money than they know what to do with) and my house (the poor) is better for it!!
A lot of the stuff on there is so underpriced, just because people want to get rid of it. Because I am in DFW, most of the stuff I find are from really wealthy neighborhoods and the people had their stuff for 4 years and now it is "out of style" and they have to buy the new thing. Today I am going to pick up an 8x10 rug from pottery barn that was originally $850 and I am getting it for $175!
Another great thing about Craigslist is the wanted section. You can find anything here from: Man wanting a silky chicken--female (uh, what?) to Sunday coupons or Cow Skulls--in good condition. There have also been some opportunities for ministry on here that I have noticed lately. Someone posted about an apartment building that burned down and everyone in it lost everything but what they had on them. The post was asking for clothes, baby items, donations of any kind to help them out. Most of the time the people will come pick up your donations/thing needed, so you don't even have to do anything. Seriously, its way too easy. Just take a look and see if you can help someone today.
Have I mentioned that I love Craigslist?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This is a stinkin hillarious video. You'll have to pause my music, but please watch it...it will seriously make you laugh!! Plus his Naughty By Nature shirt is the best!
P.S. I have no idea how to put the actual video from youtube on here. Can anyone teach me?
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I went back and forth about adding a playlist. I love my music, but I have to admit some slight annoyance when I come to a blogsite while listening to my itunes page and am met with chaotic multitude of tunes overwhelming me to my core. I know it's a very simple solution, either pause my music (hmmm) or pause the blogger's music (yesh). So...after this happening to me dozens of times, I was left with what to do. Do I add a playlist anyway and ignore the lessons I have learned from my blogging experiences or do I selfishly add music to my page?
Call me selfish...
Call me selfish...