Sunday, January 13, 2013
I am not sure if anyone will see this....but here goes. It has been quite awhile since I have posted anything. My husband had some medical issues; surgery. Then he lost his job. Then he had to have two more surgeries. He is doing well now. He also has since found another job. We had some financial setbacks also. There also was some extended family dilemma. While none of these reasons are an excuse...they sure took up some time and more importantly my attention. I want to share that in all the craziness GOD was with us all. HE is FAITHFUL even if we are faithless. HE gave us the hope and strength and truth that we needed during this time. I have to say that frankly; I forgot about my blog. My focus was on my husband and our family. Time seems to slip away and we don't even notice. I can look back on it all and see GOD's SOVEREIGN hand in it all. HIS perfect timing. HIS perfect protection and provision. I had just stepped out of leadership in a Bible Study I was involved with for 9 years. However, GOD had planned for my husband ,son and I to join a Care Group just before all my husband's medical issues. These people GOD had placed in our lives turned out to be a true blessing! Our church family was amazing also, how they stepped up to help also. I am convinced that all the prayers rising to heaven were what helped to keep my husband going and encouraged. It has been awhile now since all that. My husband has a job now that is much better suited to him. It is less physically demanding. He is doing wonderful! We have made close friends with those who were in our Care Group. GOD does place people in our lives to encourage us. We need them to pray for us and hold us accountable to CHRIST. It is easy to become discouraged and disappointed in this world. My prayer is that I would always have someone to "kick me in the pants" when I need it! I also am thankful for friends who are courageous enough to speak truth in love to me, and my family. I have since joined another Bible Study and of course, they asked me into leadership. I did pray about it and felt so excited about it I couldn't wait to tell them,"Yes!" Definitely it was GOD's leading. I am totally convinced GOD can use anyone. I never feel qualified...I always feel inadequate...I always wish I was more knowledgeable...yet I know GOD doesn't call the qualified HE qualifies the called. It is only when we are totally focused on JESUS that we are of any use! When we are focused on HIM; giving HIM the glory; HE works through us! Otherwise we are walking in our own strength and it won't be long before we will fail and fall on our face. We must trust HIM. We must trust in HIS WORD. We must trust in HIS Sovereignty....over people, circumstances, and nations. HE is KING! My heart is focused on JESUS. I will stay in HIS WORD. I will pray and ask HIM for the courage and strength to follow HIM. I will love HIM and love others as HE loves me. Like I said I will be praying! For those of you who have taken the time to read this...THANK YOU! May you always keep JESUS before you in your thoughts and heart. GOD BLESS YOU!