Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ok I am ready to tell ;)

We are expecting a new baby( as in #6)... I know GASP.. it was a surprise!
Due in the middle of July.. but if this one is like the rest.. it will be here early,
more like the end of June.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

God's Plan & Timing & Perfection

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Deuteronomy 13:4 ~ “It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.”

Psalm 27:14 ~ Wait on the LORD;Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!

Psalm 130:5 ~I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,And in His word I do hope.

This is kind of a follow up on my previous post Strength, Faith, Obedience & Gods "enoughness"

I guess its another thing that most people struggle with. I know that I do ... most everyday.... I forget that God is PERFECT not only in His plan but also His follow though. There are so many things that we go though every day that cause us to lose focus on the fact that we are NOT in control.

Psalm 18:30 ~ As for God, His way is perfect;The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

Now I am pretty sure that everyone can say that they have "burnt the toast" meaning your timing is NOT perfect. For something to be perfect it has to be without a flaw. Since all of us have failed at sometime (for me I know its all the time and quite regularly) we don't have a perfect record.

BUT GOD DOES. This means that whatever happens and when it happens ... that its all in God's perfect timing. That's something the bible repeats many times.

Having been a christian for just about as long as I can remember, these are some things that I have learned..... God usually doesn't work in the way that you expect.... not normally in the time frame that you want and every time the results are even better than you could have hoped for. (even if you don't know it yet)

Main point of all of this is to say that God is in control of ALL THE THINGS in our lives, and when our world is spinning around us and feels totally out of our control and we are tempted to panic or be anxious. Remember that God is with you, is taking care of you, has a plan for what is happening, and wants you to REST in Him! The way that we do this is by prayer as well as the reading of the Bible and the living out of His words. Note Deuteronomy 13:4

(I would also like to note that just because God has the ability to make everything work for His glory and perfect will... This is not a licence to sin (a whole other issue)...what I am talking about today is more of things that we are not in control of)

So I will end with

Deuteronomy 31:5-6 ~ The LORD will give them over to you, that you may do to them according to every commandment which I have commanded you. Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Lord praise you for the wondrous things that you do in my life, God please grant me the strength to remember these things as I go though trying times. God please use me be a witness and encouragement to others, for Your glory, as they see You working in me!~

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

About my life...

Lots of not all that much happening.
Started schooling the kids today, so that was fun.
Took this video of Levi hes leaning how to preform.

Hope to get another study online here in a few more days!