Sunday, February 5, 2012
The verses this morning that spoke to me (more like a huge slap on the forehead - DUH! moment): "Trust God from the bottom of your heart, DON'T TRY TO FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT ON YOUR OWN. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume you know it all. Run to GOD! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own, give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over." (Prov.3:5-10, MSG)
I'm pretty guilty of trying to figure everything out on my own. I pray, but them my mind races and wanders.....what if, what if, shoulda, coulda, shoulda, coulda, why, why, why?!?!?!?! As my husband says, it's no wonder women cry all the time. He may have a point! (In my own defense, I actually am not a crier....but I've certainly done my share in the last little bit.)
Last year, after going through some pretty rough times, God promised and delivered redemption. He redeemed my broken and shattered self, dreams, hopes, beliefs, life, etc... He blessed me beyond what I could imagine. This year He promised renewal - renewed vision, hopes, dreams, life, health, etc... And He's been awfully quick to deliver.
I sit humbled and amazed and in awe of my great Father, who has patiently carried me along, staying close, providing help in my times of trouble, showing me how valuable to Him I am. He has brought a renewed sense of peace into my life, one I've thought I understood, but now realize I have never know. The journey is only just beginning....amazed and excited to see the rest!
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