Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fall Risk

When I was admitted into the hospital last Sunday morning, I was given a bracelet which read:

It seemed so surreal to me to have this placed on me.  I am a 33yr old, healthy, well... I was a healthy young woman.  Or so I thought.  Now I was being told I was a "fall risk".  "I'm not old," I told myself.  How ridiculous to have this label.  The more I stared at my new bracelet the more I thought about these two tiny words.  They told the world that I wasn't stable.  I needed assistance.  I am used to helping others but not needing it myself.  It was so humbling.

How many of us are walking around, trying to do everything on our own when in reality, we are a "fall risk"?  We need a Savior to catch us when we fall, not if.  I pray today that each of us sees our constant need for the One who Saves.   

Psalm 55:16 I shall call upon God, And the LORD will save me.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My skills fall short

My Savior My God by Aaron Shust

I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know at His right hand
Stands one who is my Savior

I take Him at His word and deed
Christ died to save me; this I read
And in my heart I find a need
Of Him to be my savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

My Savior loves, My Savior lives
My Savior's always there for me
My God: He was, my God; He is
My God is always gonna be

Yes, living, dying, let me bring
My strength, my solace from this spring;
That He who lives to be my King
Once died to be my Savior

That He would leave His place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

I really like the first part of this song.  I am NOT skilled to understand what God has in his amazing plan but I have a Savior in heaven who sits with God and intercedes for me.  I am so thankful for the grace and love extends to me.  I don't have to know the reasons for everything that He does.  I just have to trust Him and He will give me peace.  He knows all that is going on or ever will.  He's got this all under control no matter what the outcome.

for HIS glory!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Beginnings

I write this post from a place of humility.  My God has humbled me.  And it stings a bit.  I feel saddened for my lack of focus.  You see, I've been so prideful when it comes to my physical ability to move around.  I've been prideful that I can run and walk (quickly).  I LOVE to run and walk and to move but God has taken that away from me.  He knows just exactly what we need so that we can hear Him best.  And yes, He has gotten my attention.  I am so thankful that even though I fail Him He still draws me to Himself.  He refines me to be the woman He has called me to be.  I pray you hear Him today.  Calling you.  Drawing you close to Him.  Refining your rough edges.  Our God reigns!

for His glory!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

God's beautiful creation

I just spent about a week in Kentucky with my in-laws.  While we were there we were able to hike around two of the KY state parks.  Above is a shot of one of the natural bridges.  It was so cool to be able to walk across it.  Mind you it was also a bit nerve racking having your children with you since there were no railings :)  We did make it safely across to the other side.  The kids loved all the exploring and climbing they got to do.  I suppose the big kids loved climbing around too :)

It was such a blessing to have been able to soak in some of the beauty God has made for us to enjoy.  I pray you get a chance to get away from your everyday life, slow down and see

“ Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”  Isaiah 6:3b and 
" glad and rejoice forever in what I create." Isaiah 65:18a

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crazy days

Our lives have been crazy lately but we have been shown God's great love in abundance. He has blessed us with a great family and friends, a wonderful homeschooling community, His word, music, trips with family and so much more.

As of Sunday, I started a new challenge. I am joining Lara as she memorizes Matthew 5-7. Yikes! That is a lot of verses but we will be taking it one week at a time. 3-4 verses a week. If you want to join us please check out her blog post Memorizing the Sermon on the Mount :: Week 1

May the Lord be praised by the memorizing of His word!

for HIS glory!