Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fairytale Ending Please!

Sometimes we have an idea of how things should be. 
I know I do.
Sometimes that includes a fairytale ending. And sometimes what we thought to be the original idea of a perfect, fairytale ending changes. This can be challenging and emotional for sure.

But our hope lies in this....TRUTH.
Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
He already knows the end of our story.
He already knew the circumstances that face us this day were coming. 
He knew what our reaction would be...positive or negative.
Jeremiah 18:4 "But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him." 
He is not surprised.
He loves us either way.
He wants good for us.
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."
In all that I face, I must trust Him. I must abide in TRUTH.
Jeremiah 31:17 "So there is hope for your future, declares the Lord."
I will wait for Him. For His best. For I am certain His fairytale ends far more beautiful than any I could conjure in my simple mind!
Ephesians 3:20-21 "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory for ever and ever."
Depending on His Grace to make it all possible.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Where Are You?

"Wherever you are - be all there." - Jim Elliot

Do you ever struggle with this?
I do.
Like you I'm sure, if I start to list all I am in a day the list can quickly grow on and on. I find myself often just attempting to keep up. But this quote challenges me so deeply. And for whatever reason, I feel God has made purpose for it to fall into my path multiple times this week. I am trying to heed. Trying to listen.
It really is SO MUCH BETTER when I am fully present. 
My Life - Gloriously busy, beautifully messy, overwhelmingly blessed.
What could be better?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ah, Fall......

 Yes, normally this would be a sign of spring, but seems we have a little late bloomer. This little guy fell from his nest just outside our carport and we discovered him hiding in the corner of our carport. We hastily put the cat indoors and struggled with whether we should allow his family the chance to return for him or whisk him away to our own handmade safety. In the end, daddy's recommendation of giving him a fair chance with his family won out. We did however watch and listen carefully the rest of the evening until we saw and heard some adult birds arrive that seemed to be echoing his desperate little cries. We hope he is safe and sound where he was meant to be now.

A sweet reminder of this old song...