Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What God gives you...

There was a quote made in the movie Evan Almighty that we had watched this last weekend while on our Thanksgiving vacation.... it really made me think. God was talking to Evan’s wife and said, “Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?”
For my own added thoughts... if someone asks God for more Faith in Him... do you think He gives them Faith ... or does He provide a situation in their life for them to choose to believe His Word... to know in their hearts before they see it with their eyes. If we ask God for more trust... does He just give us trust... or does He place something in our lives that as disheartening as it is... it creates a decision time for us to Trust our Father in heaven and believe He knows what is best for us.
What God gives me...
Patience.... a family issue that to me has gone on WAY TOO LONG. But God has work to do... and I need to continue to be patient and wait on Him.
Courage.... Michael's protein levels are back up ... top of the chart. God is giving me an opportuntiy to be brave.
Closer family.... Though the family issue here at home... God gave us the opportunity to love family we don't normally visit. Which created a closer ... bigger family.
Faith.... I know in my heart before I see with my eyes.... changed hearts will come to my family here that will allow us to reconcile and forgive.
Trust.... with Michael's levels being high.... I am giving the opportunity to trust God with all my heart and soul ... that because He is a loving Father... He will take care of Michael and not let anything bad happen to him.... even though that may mean a little pain and discomfort in the short term. If I trust God with my own life... I have to trust Him with my son's.
Thankfulness.... through all this............ I am so very thankful that God loves me enough... that He would take time to lay out these lessons so individually just for me... to help me learn. My lessons are not anywhere near the same as lessons for anyone else. That alone should show us how much God loves us. He doesn't group lessons together and teach a class... He teaches us one on one. With all that we have done to and with our lives... He still has time to spend with us individually. Hmmm...... we should do the same for Him. Going to church is the best thing you can do for yourself to learn and be with others. But what about one on one time with God?
Try thanking Him for your trials............ you may be surprised at what He does with that.

Show and Share time......
This is just a couple beanies I made. One is about the size for small child/toddler (camouflage). The other is a preemie size (pink/purple stripe). I'm working on sizing right now with beanies... so that I'm ready for my added Challenge next year. :)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
hugs... love... blessings,

Prayers for my family and Michael would be appreciated!

**O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.
~ Psalm 62:8**

1 comment:

mistika said...

I wish I could knitt those are so cute