Thursday, May 20, 2010
She Was Watching
This girl...she's the one who can make me cry with her words. At least a couple of times a week she will say something that will put me on my knees.
Just the other day we were driving in the car and the song "She was watching" by Mark Schultz came on. I don't know if you've ever heard it but it's about a little girl who watches her daddy's relationship with the Lord and wants to be just like him. We were singing along and came to the part about the daddy losing his job and how the mommy danced with him in the kitchen and Marina piped up from the backseat "Mommy! that's just like you and Daddy! Remember!" Well....I lost it...I could barely answer her as I remembered that day. When I think about that time I usually remember the tears and the anxiety... But I praise the Lord that my little girl remembers her mommy and daddy holding onto eachother. I pray that all of my children remember the good things and amazing provision that the Lord has given us over this past year and a half and not the mommy who was scared or the daddy who was angry at the trial we had been given....We are so humbled and grateful by all of the encouragement, spiritually and physically, that we have received during this time. The hand of God has touched us through His people in a mighty way and we are forever changed. We are holding on tighter to the Mighty One who is the creator of all things and when our grip begins to weaken we know that He is the one who will never let go.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,
being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position; and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.
For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
In His grip,