Friday, August 31, 2007

Matthew 11:28-30, Psalm 37:4-5

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Seems easy enough... well not for me. My day is normally filled with stress... I am the queen of anxiety... I guess I can really see my need to control things when I can give my burdens to God and then the next moment I pull them back again.. over and over. You would think how easy to turn that over to God.. He will fix it... and yet I continue the tug of war. Its my own sin, plain and simple. Sin causes pain. I let my own idol of control overrule the main desire of my heart and my mind which is to glorify God. Instead, I'm burdening myself with my own struggles. I need to let go and trust that the Lord is in control. Its funny how even when you think you are in control He is still "the boss" (as the kids would put it).

Psalm 37:4-5
Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.

Isn't that wonderful! Isn't it nice to delight in the Lord to see how He will show you what the desires of your heart should be instead of what you think they should be.

Note in both of those verses:

1. He calls you to himself,
2. He changes you,
3. He gives you peace and rest in Himself!

Thank you Lord that its not in my strength, but in Yours!

Next time I am stressing out... I need to think on that and not on my issue of the moment.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Psalm 29:11

To show just how behind I am on a regular basis. I thought that I would read the psalm of the day... well despite the fact that today is actually the 30th... God knows just what I needed to hear.

Psalm 29:11

The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless his people with peace.

Did you ever have one of those days...weeks...months...years... I feel as though I am having one of those "few years" at this point. Praise God that He strengthens us, and the fact that He so freely gives us peace. Not only the internal peace that keeps up from becoming anxiety filled lunatics but the fact that he is willing to be the Peacemaker between us and others!

I just downloaded the song by Big Daddy Weave ~ Trust and obey... its an old hymn but boy does it still speak volumes.

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,What a glory He sheds on our way!While we do His good will, He abides with us still,And with all who will trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love, Until all on the altar we lay;For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Gotta remind myself (every other minute or so) of the fact that theres nothing like Gods grace to get you though everything !

OK new attempt to Blog on a somewhat regular basis

Well I have my business blog which I neglect even more than my house work.
I have a My Space blog that I have made the occasional comment on ... I think complaint would be a better way to put it.

So as of today new resolution, restart this blog with the sole intention that I try to get a verse of the day on here. I need to make sure that I keep Gods word in front of me every day. The way thats going to happen is by commiting to it. So here goes. The blabberings of forgiven sinner.

Updates since my first post...Mommy of 5 now.... praying for "that time of the month" to hurry up and get here so I can know that I am not soon to be a mommy of 6.