Monday, June 22, 2009

It is all Good: You are my strength, my portion, my Deliverer.

God has been moving in our lives, in the midst of loss of health, financial security, and other areas. I can truly praise Him because He alone is good no matter what our earthly circumstances pose. He is good all the time, all the time He is good. In the midst of pain and suffering, He is refining and loving and showing us more of Him and prayerfully changing us to be more like Him. We begin to see truth as we have never known it before and know beyond a shadow of a doubt all things pale compared to knowing and living for the One True God. It is a humbling experience to be broken but the True Gospel has a healing balm for all believers. We were created to glorify Him and this is my prayer in all of my life that I may bring Him glory no matter what the "circumstances" around me may be.

We have sold our home to a dear Christian couple. We are moving sometime in the next month or so to somewhere :) Jim is interviewing for several different jobs. A few that would require him to travel again. We are all disheartened by the thought that he would be on the road again, but if this is "the job" I know that several people need to hear about our Lord. He is also interviewing this morning for a job in Tulsa that we are praying for. I am joking now that we are "jobless and homeless" but it is a great, freeing, humbling place to be. I KNOW God as our provider and sustainer. This experience has brought me to know new truths of our Lord and I am so grateful.

My strength, my portion, my help in time of need

I will trust Him at all times.
He has delivered me from all fear.
He has set my feet upon a rock.
And I will not be moved,
And I'll say of the Lord:

You are my shield,
My strength, my portion, Deliverer.
My shelter, strong tower,
My very present help in time of need.

Whom have I in heaven but You?
There's none I desire besides You.
And You have made me glad
And I'll say of the Lord:

My very present help in time of need.
My very present help in time of need.
My very present help in time of need.

Here is a post from John Piper that I took from my friend Marci's face book page. He is powerful and speaks a truth that is real.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Falling on My Knees

Nope, we have not heard a word. Silence on the job front line. Still waiting. A few leads here and there. I am ready to see what God provides for us, but He has us in a holding pattern. I am still trusting alone in His provision. I know His time is not our time, probably a very good thing indeed. I would rush and jump in and then think about it with regret later. I have been falling on my knees a lot, wrestling with anxiety, hope, trust, faith, mixed in with worry.

You know I can't finish without another worship song that tugs at my heart and puts my mind in focus.

Hungry by Kathryn Scott
Hungry, I come to you
For I know You satisfy
I am empty, but I know
Your love does not run dry

So I wait for you
So I wait for You
I’m falling on my knees
Offering all of me
Jesus, You’re all this heart is living for

Broken, I run to You
For Your arms are open wide
I am weary, but I know
Your touch restores my life

So I wait for you
So I wait for You
I’m falling on my knees
Offering all of me
Jesus, You’re all this heart is living for

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Desert Song

I was listening to the words of this song tonight and my heart cried out echoing them. We touched on this in our Saturday morning bible study today. Here are the lyrics:

Verse 1:
This is my prayer in the desert
And all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides

Verse 2:
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon forged against me shall remain

I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

Verse 3:
And this is my prayer in the battle
And triumph is still on it's way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

Verse 4:
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be empited again
The seed I've recieved I will sow

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May's Birthday Celebration

My baby turns 10 this month! I can't believe it. I just finished my desktop screensaver from the shabby shoppe and wanted to share! She looks so grown up. Sniffle, Sniffle!