Thursday, April 14, 2011
To think that God the creator of the universe would have a plan for me! My favorite thing from chapter 24 is "God is still on His throne." How I need to remember that when I'm starting to worry about big decisions our family is making right now. Even when some of the options look very uncomfortable to me, I must remember that He does know what He's doing. Ex: I loved my job and couldn't imagine quitting and now I can't imagine what I was doing working and keeping up my home. Praise the Lord, He has a plan!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Still thinking about this verse. It's encouraging to think that after we've suffered awhile He will perfect, strengthen, establish and settle us. It seems to me that the order is somewhat interesting too. Perfect-seems to come first after the suffering. After all, the purpose of suffering is to perfect me, to bring me to completion,to conform me to Christ's image. Strengthen - this also seems to be a result of being brought to completion. We will be stronger spiritually. Establish - this word makes me think of finding your niche or your place in this world and definitely seems like it could be a result of being strong and confident because of Christ. Lastly, settle - currently, my favorite. It makes me think of a home where everything has a place. And I'm thinking probably wouldn't be happening without being established. I love this verse, as we are currently preparing some land for a house. It helps me see in a physical way what Peter was talking about.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I Peter 5:10 really hit me today. I love it. My new and improved prayer for my children :). But while I don't like the suffering part, I know that's what it takes to perfect, establish and settle me (and them). He is perfecting me and my role as mom and wife. I am not always loving it, but this verse reminds me that it is to a good end. Today the bedrooms took a half hour to clean and last week a minimum of three hours. Why because the Lord gave wisdom to have inspections daily with Saturday being drawer inspection also and computer time revoked completely and only given as a reward for clean rooms. Wow, what a difference that made. Now, if my room can live up to that expectation as well. The downstairs will be easier as well, because we maintained through the week and now we just need to dust and vacuum and pick up a few things. Maybe this week I can actually clean the unfinished basement. Overwhelmed with all that needs to be done and yet excited as well, as things are changing. I pray that He will perfect, establish and settle you as well.