Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday mornings...

Ah... Monday mornings... they are always a challenge for me. The getting up after a weekend that seemed too short... this happens every Monday morning. I don't really want to be up and yet... my alarm clock goes off and tells me it's that time again. 

I haven't posted in a while for a couple of reasons.
Last week I was participating in a Jericho march/walk for Nick & Natalie, two beautiful children with cancer. We were challenged to join together with a multitude of people in lifting up these children and their families to the Father, praying for healing and seeing miracles take place. One of the things about this march/walk was to not share what you were receiving from the Lord until the last day... it was... powerful. 

The other reason is because it was Brittney's last week at home... we took her to John Brown University over the weekend. It was so strange to just leave her there and come back home. Twice she and I have gone down there to see the school but this time... to actually leave her there... was a totally different experience. Mixed emotions ran through me as we said our good-byes. Crazy how it seems that one minute they are little and the next... all grown up! 

This morning though as I was going through my usual stops on the internet I came to my friend Lysa's blog where she talked about the verse we all know that says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" and I was once again blessed by the Lord and His goodness. I so appreciated the reminder that He will take care of everything from my kids to the children I have come to love through my friend Tammy. All I really have to do or can do is trust in HIM to take care of them and work in their lives. I can't lean on what I think is best or on what I want but only on HIM. 

One little piece I will share from the Jericho march/walk and the scriptures I read daily was how the Isrealites were told not to say anything each time they walked around the wall. They were told they could only shout on the last time, the last day. What struck me about that is that they were obedient. That's all... they didn't do anything in themselves except obey the command of the Lord. One night I wondered if the Isrealites ever saw the 'impossible-ness' of the wall. Did they ever just see the wall and see it as HUGE and wonder how walking around it was going to make a difference? In the end, we know that the wall came down but they didn't... they just trusted in the Lord and didn't lean on their own understanding... How many times do we walk around something and only see what we think is impossible, insurmountable? So many times we just see what we see. BUT GOD sees so much more and His ways are higher than our ways. 

Lord help me to trust you fully and not lean on my own understanding. Help me to know that no matter what I see or feel, You have it covered and that's all that really matters. Thank You for SO much more than what I can put into words this morning. You are truly... an awesome God!


1 comment:

Susan said...

Oh, this was so true and so beautiful what God revealed to you about what trust really looks like.

I always enjoy your posts.

Blessings to you my friend!!