Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sleet?

It looked like sleet this afternoon here and I'm wondering if we might wake up in the morning to find snow! That would be cool (lol pun completely intended!)

5 things I am thankful Lord to you for today:

1. Zippi's amazing sleeps today :) and being able to rest + school + fellowship during that time
2. The kids all helping during a great shopping trip
3. 2 Corinthians 4: 7-11
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.
4. Finding the recipe for a *safe* Waldorf salad :)
5. Knowing that no matter what happens, that you are with us Lord.

Aside:
I wanted to note this down. Ethi randomly walked into the lounge room and said to me, 'Mum what time am I going to die tomorrow?'
Of course I freaked out and said, 'What? Why would you say that matey?'
And he said, 'Because I just really want to be with Jesus'.

As some of our kids have had prophetic words in the past, my immediate response was to say to the Lord, 'No! Please Lord don't ever take my kids. I don't want to ever have to bury one of my kids. Please God let them live long lives'. While there is nothing wrong with praying this way, I also knew that the Lord was pressing me to turn over my *rights* to him for our kids. We believe that they are truly his children and are gifts on loan to us. It is something that i cannot say I am able to fully comprehend but I prayed a simple prayer asking the Lord to help me submit fully to His perfect beautiful will as it unfolds in my life and hugged little Ethi boo tighter as I read him a story.
It still brings a lump to my throat thinking about a completley innocent question bringing about great spiritual tension and soul searching within me.
Psalm 25: 4-5 says:
Show me your ways, O LORD,
teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Oh how to live it.
Empower me Lord by your Spirit to live your Truths.
Love and blessings,
Lus x

1 comment:

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

Isn't it wonderful when babies sleep through? Then the other children can get some precious time.

Knowing that my children are not my children at all was one thing that I struggled with for quite some time.

Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Jillian
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