What God has in store for me in 2010...

"When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed. God’s Decree." Jeremiah 29:13-14 (The Message)

I love my life. I love the story God has written for me so far; He is the most creative Author I know. I do not desire to write my own life story. I desire something more extraordinary than what I could ever imagine for myself. In 2010, I want to be more strategic about creating "space" for God to move...and allow Him to make this year more extraordinary than ever before. Lord, this is Your blank canvas; this is Your blank journal. I am only a tool that records Your masterpiece. Do what You do best...produce something extraordinary from this ordinary child. I wait expectantly, with my typing fingers in position :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Lamentations 3:22-26 (New International Version): Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. 
I cannot believe it has been three weeks since my last post.  My goal was to blog a post every week, but as always, I accomplish about half the things on my "To Do" list everyday.  I'm finally forcing myself to take a moment to blog. I wanted to blog an update on the prayer requests I posted regarding Health and Finances (with a big THANK YOU to those who have been praying for our family).
We've been free of any kind of sickness for a few weeks now (except for minor allergy issues...but that just comes with living in Florida).  Peanut has not brought any bugs home lately; LittleBit had her four-month check-up and seemed to be in top condition.  Praise God for a sick-free household!
Things have turned around for the better in our finances as well.  Thanks to the tax credit for new homebuyers that ended in April, Allan was super busy in real estate towards end of the month.  Our home-based business is on the upswing as well.  I was planning on not going back to my part-time job until the fall semester, because I didn't think there would be a class time for the summer that fits with my nursing schedule.  However, as always, God surprised me by surpassing my expectations.  Out of the blue, my dean called me and asked if I wanted to teach a class that could not have fit my schedule any better.  It will just be one class, but right now we welcome any additional income God brings our way (not to mention it will be a nice two-hour getaway for me twice a week to play a different role than Mommy).
God's faithfulness has never failed me.  I knew this time would not be different, and God came through yet again.  My appreciation and my awe of Him continue to grow, and grow, and grow.  That's what I love about my relationship with Him. Because of how He had carried me through every trial in the past, I have strength, faith, and hope that allow me to endure every new trial.  But at the end of the tunnel of my new trial, I find myself in even greater state of faith and thankfulness.  No matter how much faith and appreciation I've built up to this point, there's always room for growth and expansion.  It is truly an extraordinary adventure. I desire no other way to live.
A famous hymn describes perfectly what's on my heart today.

Great is Thy Faithfulness (lyrics by Thomas Chisholm)

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my father!
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not:
As thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning new mercies I see:
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!
Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth.
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

1 comment:

  1. reading this was a great encouragement to me. :0)