Monday, October 16, 2006

Malachi 3-4; Psalm 148; Acts 5

Had a great weekend, very busy…..dreaded it in fact, the weekend and how busy I saw myself being… and You just blessed every piece and parcel of it. Thank You Father for all that you are in my life…Thank You for whether I acknowledge it or not being there…Thank You for showing me what acknowledging it does….Thank You for everything You are in and around me….Thank You that I get to see my kids on journey’s…Thank You for showing me the journey is so worth it…Thank you for conversations during the preparations and in the serving…. … …..for watching my daughter respond to hearing YOUR VOICE…… for just time to hang out with my kids …..Just Thank You Father … Thank You Jesus and Thank You Holy Spirit for allowing me this great privilege of knowing YOU ……

Had a talk with my DIL that was so incredibly cool, that I woke up this morning just thinking of it and her and YOU…..
The wedding….Thank You that no matter how ugly I am...You take me to other places….away from or maybe smack dab in the middle of my ugliness that show me YOUR AMAZING POWER AND GRACE….

The weather sucks, thank you, sure would appreciate some sunshine…..some warmth before we are inundated with the crap that is winter…..but THANK YOU for the seasons….subjecting us to change even with or in spite of or perhaps because of our aversion to it…You are God after all….Thank You and Praise You for simply and completely WHO YOU ARE!!

Psalm 148
1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights above.
2 Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
3 Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.
4 Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.
6 He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a decree that will never pass away.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
9 you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds,
11 kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth,
12 young men and maidens, old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted;his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
14 He has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his saints, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.

Acts 5: 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!

And all of Malachi and the story of Ananias and Sapphira…so much of me in doing this Crown Study has railed against looking at my habits with money, my attitudes towards it…towards giving…….So I praise You that today You know my heart that well….know how all about ME I am.....know my penchant for wanting approval….for DOING things to be ‘well thought of’…for wanting acknowledged and more and more and more I FIGHT against that and feel actually ‘feel’ this call to DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY… CHANGE….Thank You for loving me and calling me to be different......
"There is nothing we can do to make Him love us more.
There is nothing we can do to make Him love us less." Phillip Yancy
Start wrestling with the TRUTH of that and your life will never be the same! What an amazing God you know, a seeking heart HE never denies....guaranteed!

1 comment:

Jada's Gigi said...

Wonderful revelation...that we cannot make Him love us more,,,we cannot make Him love us less...takes all the pressure off...Yes, Thank You Lord!
Gald your weekend was so wonderful!