Thursday, December 30, 2010
I think the thirtieth of December is a good day to be
thankful. I mean every day is a good day. My chicks
all made it back to the nest. The weight on my chest,
is starting to leave. The sun is shining and we have a
break in the weather of a couple of day.
Today all of my kids will be here for Christmas part 2
I am thankful that my house will be full and there will be laughter
and stories and jokes and babies making everyone laugh.
Last night my grand daughter was so excited to see Sasha (the dog)
she kept petting her and laying on her and Sasha had jumped up on the couch
and the baby was sitting beside me and Sasha had her head in the baby's
lap and the dog was on her back with a smile on her face she was so excited
they were home.
I am thankful for the tiny window God gave so that they could get home and
not be delayed. Today, Denver is expecting 20 inches of snow.
As we get ready to say good bye to another year, I am reminded by the simple
truths that When your plans seem to slip out of your hands, remember that your time never
slips out of His.
(Discipline: The Glad Surrender.")
One of the things I have been so thankful for is that "If anyone is in Christ, he is a
new Creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
Thou are the Lord who slept upon the pillow,
Thou are the Lord who soothed the furious sea,
What matter beating wind and tossing billow
if only we are in the boat with thee!
Hold us in the quiet through the age-long minute
While Thou are silent, and the wind is shrill:
Can the boat sink while Though, dear Lord, art in it?
Can the heart faint that waiteth on thy will?
(Amy Carmichael, Toward Jerusalem)
More times than not in 2010 I got out of the boat. More
times than I can count, I sank, only to have the Lord pull me out.
As I got in bed last night, I was exhausted because all day, I had
spent it in yelling at the waves and trying to be God. So as I
tried to relax, I realized I had spent the whole entire day in sin.
I did not trust God. Doubting God is sin, because I am saying to Him
that I am smarter and I know best. So today, I can tell because of
the exhaustion that lurks behind my eyes.
So on this beautiful morning, I am reminded once again, who is God and it
isn't me. I am so thankful He never gives me what I deserve. So I close with
this thought. " 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 storybook princess, now 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."
(Keep a Quiet Heart p.20)
So I am so thankful today for life that is given, Oh Lord help me to remain
content in the place that I am.