Saturday, October 24, 2009
I haven't posted in a while since Sasha got fixed. She is back to her busy self. In fact she is sitting on the couch upstairs, next to E. ear while he is on the computer, waiting until he isn't paying attention then barking this funny bark, like " you aren't paying attention to me." I am glad she didn't change from the surgery. I can hear ow sounds up there so she must be taking matters in her own teeth and biting him. :) I can see the title of my book, " How To Get Your Teenager Off the Computer. "
I thought today I would post something that I think about all the time and it was something I heard when I was a young Mommy, and had no clue about what being a mother meant, or being a housewife or even being a wife or being happy. I was so ill equipped for the job that God gave me long, long ago. I am so glad He never left me but led me gently ever onward. This was something I still ponder.
This is from Keep a Gentle Heart by Elisabeth Elliot.
" God came down and lived in this same world as a man.
He showed us how to live in this world, subject to its vicissitudes and necessities, that we might be changed---not into a angel or a story book princess, not wafted into another world, but changed into saints in this world. The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances."
How often I have thought about Christ being in me and how He has put me here for this time and this purpose. It is not different circumstances but choosing to have Joy in the place I am at this moment.