Saturday, January 2, 2010
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My six words are: Starting My Second Year Of Blogging!
Starting my second year of blogging...I can't believe it. I love it! I NEVER thought I would enjoy blogging, and my girls had to talk me into doing it. I am so glad they did. Thanks girls! I love how blogging allows me to just write down what's on my heart...whether it is silly or serious.
Today I was thinking about phrases and sayings that help me get through my life.
For many years now when I am feeling overwhelmed I have reminded myself that..."God Is God!" These 3 words have helped me many times to put things in perspective. I might feel inadequate to cope with a situation...but it helps me to remind myself that "God Is God!"...and He can do all things, and He is in Control!
Our Pastor and our church people always say..."God is good...all the time!", and it is so true. Even during the blackest times in my life when someone I loved has died, I KNOW that even that is something that God will work together for good...because He says in His word that "All things work together for good to them that love God...to them who are the called according to His purpose"!
Elisabeth Elliot, the missionary/speaker/author, always said..."Do the next thing!", and that has helped me so many times when I am feeling overwhelmed by housework or chores. I simply do the next thing and cross it off my list, instead of looking at the entire project and feeling like I will never get it all completed.
My mother used to say..."It can wait until tomorrow...and if there is no tomorrow,...then it didn't matter anyway". I used to laugh when she'd say that, but it is true. My mother was easy going and taught me to enjoy the moment.
A dear missionary friend who's husband got cancer said she felt so scared and overwhelmed when they first got the diagnosis. But then God spoke to her heart and told her that..."In acceptance lieth peace"! She coped by understanding that God allowed it for a reason and she would accept it and trust in Him. The peace came...and also a healing! Her husband has been cancer free for many years now, and still flies across the world with his deaf ministry starting deaf churches. I have been reminded of her saying many times and acceptance has also brought me peace.
And on a final note: As I am getting older...(Sixty this year in August), I am realizing that..."I Ain't All That"! When I was younger I used to think I was pretty hot stuff! Ha! But as I draw closer to God I feel how BIG my God is and I am beginning to see how small I really am compared to Him. Like John the Baptist said..."He must increase and I must decrease"! I feel like this too. I am like a grain of sand and He is like the Massive Ocean! Yet He loves me, and I matter to Him...what a great blessing that is!
Happy New Year to all of my blogging buddies. May God have Preeminence in all of our lives in 2010.